Balanced view of religious freedom

Australian Christians are not persecuted and religious freedom should not be used to justify discrimination against LGBTI people, a Uniting Church minister has said.

Mind fields

The October Crosslight feature looks at mental health in regional communities.

Going rate

The full-time permanent job is rapidly disappearing, with more and more Australians taking up contracts casual work and freelance options.

Spirited display

People gathered in North Carlton last week to view images that varied from a miniature study of a leaf’s veins to a family of elephants.

Finding a deeper connection

A poem from Mary Oliver has inspired Cath James and Gordon Bannon to create a day of storytelling and workshops on eco-spirituality.

Prayer for tsunami victims

Rev Dr Apwee Ting has offered the following prayer in Indonesian and English following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, particularly affecting the city of Palu and the

Two decades of listening

For 20 years the Listening Lounge in Corio Central Shopping Centre has welcomed people in to relax, meet friends, have a chat or a deep heart-to-heart.

Machinery of death

A Melbourne pastor who was present at the executions of Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran warns it is only a matter of time before another Australian faces the death penalty.

Changing course into a storm

When Rev Dr David Gushee called for full inclusion of LGBTI people in his book Changing Our Mind, the response from the mainstream evangelical community was brutally swift.