Category: News

Ubisoft virtually save Notre Dame

Paris-based videogames company Ubisoft have responded to the destruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral by donating €500,000 to the reconstruction effort. “As the smoke...

Church competition a net gain for community

When a local netball competition folded, two Uniting Church congregations stepped in to ensure that their local community had a fun and affordable competition. Gooden...

The Spirituality of Food

Far from the quick fix of today’s dominant culture, food occupies an important spiritual place in scripture. Food in contemporary Australia is often a commodity that...

Notre Dame, Holy Week 2019

I have never been there. I have heard stories, by family and friends, for more than four decades, of extraordinary majesty and beauty, sitting in the heart of Paris....

Domestic and family violence a lead cause of homelessness in Australia

Mission Australia’s latest report Out of the shadows: Domestic and family violence, a leading cause of homelessness in Australia released April 11, calls for urgent...

Recognising the Other on Palm Sunday

A number of Uniting church congregations joined Uniting at the Sydney version of the Palm Sunday rally for refugees. Organisers noted the event was fortuitously close to...

Professor Ross Chambers joins NCLS Research Board

National Church Life Survey (NCLS) Research has welcomed Emeritus Professor Ross Chambers AM to its Board of Governors. Fr Brian Lucas is the Chair of the NCLS Research...

Scott Morrison calls election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the 2019 federal election. In a press conference on Thursday, 11 April, Mr Morrison confirmed weeks of speculation announcing...

Bipartisan committee calls for aid increase

A bipartisan parliamentary panel has recommended Australia increase its international aid budget in the Indo-Pacific region. The surprising recommendation arrived just a...

May the fourth be with the Uniting Church

Ewoks, Storm troopers, and Daleks are set to join the Uniting Church as part of a special service. Taking place on Star Wars Day (May 4, get it?) Sci Fi Church is a...