Category: Your Say

There is no Planet B

Well, it’s been quite a summer, hasn’t it – record heat waves, drought, the deaths of 100 year old fish in our most important river system, bushfires, massive...

Opinion: Kerri Ann Kennerley, Yumi Stynes, and Racism in Australia

Content warning: This piece contains discussion of sexual assault. While debating whether or not Australia should shift Australia Day from 26 January (a stance the...

On Remembering: Cook and Flinders (and Trim), Bungaree and Yemmerrawanne

The location of the grave of Matthew Finders (1774–1814) has been identified in Euston, England. Flinders was the first British person to circumnavigate the continent...

Opinion: Australia Day and Terra Nullius

Early encounters between the inhabitants of the continent we know as Australia, and seafaring explorers sent by imperial European powers, set the scene for what took...

Opinion: God’s mysterious ways and the marriage reconsideration

God may be at work in a mysterious way.  Again.  According to a letter Uniting Church marriage celebrants received on Friday 19 October, it is plausible that Assembly...

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...