Army chaplain Andrew Delbridge says the ban on public gatherings will dishearten many veterans but is still hopeful Saturday will be “a very positive, poignant way for people to reflect”.
Rev John Tansey is conducting daily mindfulness sessions for people who may be struggling with their mental health during this pandemic.
For more than 50 years, God’s Squad motorcycle ministry has been reaching out to men considered by many to be outlaws. It provides a much-needed sense of family and church.
Hobart mother/grandmother Robyn Nandan is feeling acutely the isolating effects of the current lockdowns. The 72-year-old says the fact she can’t see her eldest three children is “challenging”.
Experts list five groups of people most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and give six-point plan to ensure they are not discriminated against, as has happened overseas.
Absence makes the heart grow tender in these days of social isolation. And it also prompts the question: Is it OK to have Holy Communion online? Rev Sally Douglas shares her thoughts.
Ellaine Downie has always resisted participating in the spiritually nourishing sacrifices that precede Easter. But this year is different. “Unwillingly, I am experiencing what the disciples must have felt,” she says.
COVID-19 has left the more than two million people living in Australia on temporary visas without access to essential government services and with no way to get home.
St Andrew’s Gardiner UC minister Rev Ajub Jahja reflects on the function of faith during this pandemic. “Faith is important, but so is reason,” he says.
Rev Alex Sangster shares how St Andrews UC, Fairfield, a normally “low tech” congregation, has adjusted to online church and why she’s swapped the church building for her living room.
Even COVID-19 couldn't keep Penguin Uniting Church member Lynn Templar from bringing hope to her community through the traditional flowering of the cross.
How do you reconcile God and guns? Serving Australian Defence Force reservists Steven Bernaudo, 33, and Rev Ron Rosinsky, 52, talk about being Christians
in the military.
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