FUNdraising for the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

Two Uniting Church congregations, Brunswick and Sophia Springs, joined forces on the 18 June (the eve of Refugee Week) to raise funds for the Lentara Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre (ASWC).

Refugees share stories through art

Sina Pourhorayed, Crushing Hope. Acrylic on canvas board Many refugees experience unimaginable horrors when they flee their war-torn homes and seek safety in a new country.

Bring Them Here

UnitingJustice Australia national director Rev Elenie Poulos has called for the immediate transfer of all asylum seekers on Manus Island to Australia.

Tens of thousands walk for refugees

An estimated 50,000 people throughout Australia marched in support of refugees as part of the annual Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees.

Surfin’ UCA

More than 20 young refugee men spent a sunny weekend in February surfing and kayaking on the Bellarine coast. The activities were part of a two-day camp supported by the Queenscliff Uniting Church.

UCA President Stuart McMillan on #LetThemStay

UCA President Stuart McMillan has issued a Pastoral Statement on the legal ramifications of congregations providing sanctuary for the refugees at the centre of the Let Them Stay campaign.

Friday Forum

Your views on the news At Crosslight, we love to hear what you think. So on Friday, it’s over to you. The News The #Letthemstay campaign has dominated headlines and opinion pieces for the past fortnight.

Churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers

Churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers Uniting Churches throughout the country have joined with Anglican churches to offer sanctuary for asylum seekers at risk of being sent to offshore detention facilities on the is

A Test of Morality

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to intervene directly to prevent the return of more than 250 asylum seekers, including children and babies, t

Grandmothers against detention

By Tim Lam Australian grandmothers are uniting together with one simple message to the federal government: release all refugee children from detention centres.

Kicking goals for the community

Luis Rodriguez with promising young regional soccer player Sajad Hussaini, originally from Afghanistan Kildonan UnitingCare volunteer Luis Rodriguez has been recognised for his dedication to newly arrived families in She