Letters to the editor – June 2016

Foreign aid It was extremely disturbing to read that over $11 billion has been slashed from Australia’s overseas aid budget during the past few years (‘Stop foreign aid cuts,’ Crosslight, May).

Letters to the editor – April

Mardi Gras march On Saturday 5 March, Sydney’s Oxford Street was awash with rainbows and glitter and filled with music for the annual Mardi Gras parade.

Letters to the editor – March

Giving up prejudice Lent is said to be a time of self-imposed abstinence. This Lent maybe it’s time we go a little further and try to give up more than chocolates.

November letters

Animal story project Many of you would have attended a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service in October, or been part of a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service in the past.

October letters

Costs per church member? How many cents in the dollar of our weekly offering is needed to operate the UCA bureaucracy?   Bryan Long makes a telling point in his letter in the September issue ‘Rethinking Church Structure’

Letters – September

Reaching out to the Muslim Community A matter of concern within our congregation (Congregation of Mark the Evangelist, North Melbourne) is the increase in anti-Muslim sentiment being reported in the news media and expres

August letters

Access denied I write this letter concerning the Uniting Church withdrawing its support for ACCESS Ministries.

June Letters

Walking for justice I read the article in the May issue of Crosslight, and while I was delighted at the size of the response, and the leading of the UCA contingent by President Andrew Dutney and Moderator Dan Wootton, th

May Letters

Concerned Ferntree Gully Uniting Church members are standing against the death penalty.


The system for the appointment of ministers is broken and needs an urgent overhaul. The example I use of a broken system is my own church – Auburn.

Letters – July 2014

Kevin McIntosh (June) is both confused and in joy about his experiences of baptism. In the first decade or so after the Second World War, baptism was a hot topic for discussion.