Freedom for journalists

Two Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for disseminating ‘false news’ and aiding a terrorist group have been pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Australians rally to Light the Dark

Tens of thousands of people throughout Australia participated in candlelight vigils on Monday, urging the federal government to welcome refugees.

Nauru Detention Centre must be closed

The Uniting Church has renewed calls for the immediate closure of the Nauru detention centre after another damning report into the centre’s operations.

‘A Home with a Heart’ crowdfunding campaign

Lentara UnitingCare is launching a crowdfunding campaign to provide rent-free accommodation for asylum seekers. Homelessness is a significant problem for many asylum seekers in Australia.

Exclusive interview with Gillian Triggs

By Penny Mulvey THE ATTACKS In her role as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Professor Gillian Triggs has become a prominent public figure, the topic of heated dinner party conversations.

Asylum seeker support

The 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church has demanded that the Australian Government adopt policies which genuinely seek to support rather than demonise asylum seekers and refugees.

Prayer vigil for asylum seekers

More than 50 people braved the cold last Sunday to pray for asylum seekers at a vigil held outside St Mark’s Uniting Church, Mornington.