Category: Your Say

What I Really Like About The Basis of Union

I am preparing to teach a couple of days on the Basis of Union, the foundational document on which the Uniting Church was created (back in 1977). That led me to thinking...

Market Approach to NDIS Could See People Fall Through The Gaps

The NDIS is just one outcome of a neoliberal agenda which has manifested itself in reforms such as market deregulation, consumer directed care and payment by outcomes....

Matters Vital to the Life of the Church

The decision of the 15th Assembly on marriage has been raising all sorts of questions. The President has given the church an explanation of the decision and the Assembly...

Opinion: The Uniting Church said YES and NO to Same Gender Marriage

At the 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA), after several days of prayerful, honest and passionate conversations on Same Gender Marriage (SGM), the...

What I want to say to the church

Recently I went out to dinner with a small group of people. While some of us were already known to each other, some in the group had never met. We had a great night, and...

‘Hostage Happening’ protest to free refugees on Manus and Nauru

Thanks for the profile of Rev. Bill Crews. I am pleased to say I am a volunteer, one shift a week, at Rev. Bill’s excellent Exodus Foundation. The Reverend was...

Opinion: Asia Pacific Rainbow Families Forum

In May 2018, I was privileged to travel to Hong Kong to attend the Asia Pacific Rainbow Families Forum. I was also an invited speaker on the session, “Faith, Families...

The Cross frees and frees so totally

How many of us are hemmed in by fences of our own making? You know the type of self-created barrier that says, there’s nothing over the other side that you will need...

‘Hostages’ not ‘detainees’ on Manus and Nauru

It is impressive how often the Uniting Church Justice Committee has spoken out for people who have come here seeking refuge, and supporting their rights as human beings...

Israel & Palestine: Complexities in the debate

I hope that in future interfaith dialogue between Christians and Jews, if Israel is discussed, then Palestinians and Palestinian perspectives are there. Zionist, those...