Category: Belief Matters

Study finds SRE improves mental health

An independent report into special religious education (SRE) in NSW schools, which hopes to end the debate on whether government schools should participate in religious...

Opinion: Is Jesus Really A King?

This Sunday marks the end of the liturgical calendar, with what is known as the celebration of Christ the King. As much as the church, and even the Christian tradition...

A Snapshot On Poverty In Australia

This article is Part two of a series on poverty in Australia. Read part one here. On 16 October, 2018, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), in partnership...

Seven Affirmations

In the light of the recent letter from the Uniting Church Assembly General Secretary—regarding the Assembly decision on same-gender marriage—I want to offer the...

Would I Lie To You?

A recent study called ‘Secrets and Lies, Uncovering the Underbelly of Australia’ investigated how many Australians lie, what it means to lie, and the implications....

A Dangerous Idea: “Love Your Enemy”

During the 2018 Festival of Dangerous Ideas, former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, Megan Phelps-Roper engaged in conversation with Fauziah Ibrahim on the...

Creating a space to flourish

Words like wellness, mindfulness and meditation are bandied around a lot these days and it’s often hard to pin down exactly what and how to achieve wellbeing and what...

Opinion: An explainer, in nine easy steps

Here’s my explainer of the current situation in the Uniting Church in Australia regarding marriage, set out in nine easy steps. I’m posting because I seem to be...

“The First Rule Is To Read It Slowly”

Liam Miller is the Uniting Church Chaplain at Macquarie University. He hosts Love, Rinse, Repeat, a podcast where he interviews authors, theologians, and activists,...

Putting My Faith Into Words

As a writer and composer, I spend a lot of time telling stories. Sometimes these are stories that belong to other people, and sometimes they are very much my own. Over...