South Sudanese unite in joy and praise

More than 30 South Sudanese Uniting Church members from Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne were united in faith and a joyful love of God at their national gathering in Melbourne over the weekend (22-24 September).

Funds for South Sudan

The East Gippsland town of Orbost may only have a population of 2000 people but that did not stop the congregation at St Andrew’s Uniting Church from filling their church hall with visitors at a recent fundraising dinne

Making compassion real

ALEXANDER BAKER Straight off the red-eye flight from Manila to Nairobi, my colleague Alexandra and I were greeted by possibly the biggest smile in Africa, and not just because it stood seven-foot-high off the ground.

Hope and healing in South Sudan

Rev Michael Oban Obat is determined to rebuild South Sudan following a bloody civil war that left tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million people.

Bridges of Hope

REBECCA BEISLER When Gai Kur Akuei arrived at Brisbane Airport for the Uniting Church’s South Sudanese National Conference he was greeted by members of Nuer Faith Community.

Seeking peace in South Sudan

By Tim Lam Rev James Makeui Choul from South Sudan visited the VicTas synod this week to share his experience with conflict resolution in the world’s youngest nation.

Great things, great love.

By Cath Taylor Mother Theresa is credited with saying:  “We cannot do great things, only small things with great love.” Sometimes, perhaps we can do both.

A world apart

Paul Dau WHEN foreign conflicts flicker on our TV screens, our attention is often quickly pushed to the next ad break or reality renovation, singing or cooking show.