Category: Your Say

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...

Privilege to experience

I note that your last edition (DEC/JAN) featured several pieces on people with disabilities or rather “special needs”. Can you imagine, a courageous young woman with...

A deep sense of grief and loss

The postal survey regarding an amendment to the Marriage Act to include same sex couples in the Act resulted in a response 60% in favour and 40% against. Subsequently...

Living the story

Thank you for the latest issue of Insights with its coverage of the recent NSW Synod gathering.    It was refreshing for me to read of the variety of activity and...

Is this goodbye to the controversial lamb ad?

When it comes to TV commercials there are excellent examples and conversely there are some shockers. If you are like me, you cringe at some, in particular at the health...

Affirmed and encouraged: My 40 years in the UCA

My UCA journey began in the Merrylands Methodist Church. A church that encouraged its youth to be in leadership roles and provided much of my young adult Christian...

Ministry in the Uniting Church – one woman’s response

A response to Nancy Beach’s presentation at the Uniting Leaders 2017 National Ministers’ conference. The Uniting Church is Australia’s Ordination questions...

The evolution of marriage

Marriage as an institution has been around since the Garden of Eden. It didn’t take very long for it to be regarded as a strategic alliance between families. Alliances...