A win for women

Wadjda (PG) Wadjda is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country where cinemas are not permitted. Director Haifaa Al Mansour is also the nation’s first female filmmaker.

Neighbourhood Watch

Image by Jeff Busby Review by Penny Mulvey MTC Sumner Theatre until 26 April Robyn Nevin has been a giant in Australian theatre for as long as I can remember.

School chaplains update

The 2014 school year is well and truly underway. Many Uniting Church school chaplains are busying themselves in new roles, while others are moving on after many years of committed service.

Sebert farewelled

Sebert and Sophie Ruddock Retiring executive director, administration and finance, Sebert Ruddock was recently farewelled at the synod office in Melbourne.

Anzac Day reminiscences

Betty Millar doing her bit for the war effort in the Australian Women’s Land Army As Betty Millar saw it, joining the Australian Women’s Land Army in 1941 was an opportunity “to do my part” for the war effort.

Community support recognised

Cohuna Uniting Church member Hazel Radley was recently awarded the Cohuna Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award.

Housing options

Approximately 130 people attended a forum – ‘Accommodation in Retirement: Considering the Options’ – last month at the Forest Street Uniting Church hall in Bendigo.

Action on seafood

The Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit has funded an investigation into five seafood processing facilities run by one of the largest seafood companies in Thailand.