The spirit of friendship

Photo above, taken on the steps of Ormond College, 1960: L to R. Back row: Janice Brown, Jean Shadforth, Olive Howell, Mary Moodie. Centre: Margaret Lochhead, Joan Burnup.

Journey of love

Moderator Isabel Thomas Dobson The cross I wear around my neck every day has a twist in it, so that both the crosspiece and upright form the infinity symbol.

Voices for justice

UC supporters highlighting Australia’s commitment to contribute 0.5% to halving poverty by 2015, through the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

The Call to Create Space

People from different cultural backgrounds may have different comfort zones on ‘space’ – some like more distance, some like to get closer.

The power of words

By Penny Mulvey Growing up, the old nursery rhyme, ‘sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you’, was regularly repeated to me by my parents.

School’s out

Philippa Foot, (left) and Emma Grigg (right) with Mutitjulu resident Elsie Mumu Aka Intjpartyi While most Year 12 students celebrated the end of their school days at beach resorts throughout Australia, two students from

Daniel sets up camp

With more than 30 years’ experience in outdoor education and small business, Daniel Murray brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his new position as Uniting Church Camping’s (UCC) General Manager-Business Development

AC gong to leading UC scholar

By Penny Mulvey Former President of the Uniting Church, Rev Professor James Haire AM, has been awarded Australia’s highest honour, the Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia in this year’s Honours List.

Filipino Christians threatened

Jimmy Liguyon, a government official and United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) member, was murdered after refusing to sign papers allowing the increase of local mining operations.

Minister to the Mission retires

Rob Evers, Wesley Mission Victoria’s CEO has acknowledged the dedication, compassion and guidance of outgoing Minister to the Mission, Rev Barbara Gayler. Ms Gayler retired in November after 10 years of service.