Eviction for 50 families

A LEADING UnitingCare agency in Melbourne’s east has stepped in to stop more than 140 children and adults living at a 50 bed rooming house in Oakleigh from becoming homeless after its owner closed the facility.

UCA joins call for factory safety in Bangladesh

FOLLOWING the terrible tragedy of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people, the new moderator, Dan Wootton, has written to Woolworths, Coles, Target, Kmart, Cotton On and Pacifi

Cooking up history

THE history of Australia’s longest running cookbook is being launched this month, with proceeds going to the mission of the two churches.

Killing highlights Philippines’ corruption

By Berlin Guerrero THE Astejada family was on the way to Infanta, Quezon to celebrate Pio and Amelita’s wedding anniversary when they were ambushed by motorcycle-riding men.

Committed to serve

THROUGHOUT the Uniting Church, thousands of hours are devoted each year to serving on committees. Without the dedication of such volunteers very little would actually be achieved within the church.

Synod 2013

A FLASH mob, poetry readings and laughter about our cultural idiosyncrasies were among the highlights of a significant Synod meeting that decided by agreement to support special circumstances to ensure the financial sust

A journey to other sacred spaces

By April Robinson and Larry Marshall Uniting Through Faiths – Synod of UCA ON a warm sun-kissed autumnal day, we head out to the seaside at Frankston.

Cheer up, it’s not all bad

I’VE just finished class. It’s nearly 3 pm. Wednesdays are always busy – university from 9 am to 3 pm and I won’t be home until 9:45 pm tonight.