Category: News

God is with us: A pastoral letter from the Moderator of Queensland Synod

The Christmas season has only just ended with the celebration of the baptism of Jesus last Sunday. During that season we joyfully celebrated the incarnation of Jesus...

Australian churches come together in flood crisis

As northern Australia suffers the worst flooding in more than 30 years, Australian churches have moved rapidly to respond to the community’s urgent needs. Flooding has...

First Anglican bishops to join Catholic Church under new structure

Three former Anglican bishops are to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests on Saturday, 15 January at Westminster Cathedral — the first bishops to join Rome under a...

Hope as waters recede

As clouds gather and waters recede the true impact of the flooding in Queensland is slowly coming to light. Uniting Churches throughout the state have been working with...

Pakistani churches criticise government’s refusal to amend blasphemy law

Churches in Pakistan have expressed frustration over the government’s refusal to amend a controversial blasphemy law, as urged by the Pope and protesting civil...

A pastoral letter from the General Secretary to the Synod of New South Wales and the ACT

By the Rev. Dr Andrew Williams, General Secretary Synod of New South Wales and the ACT Dear Friends, I am sure that you have been anxiously watching the events unfolding...

Haitians mark a “very, very difficult year”

From the streets of Port-au-Prince to the hills of northern Haiti, Haitians were commemorating the anniversary of the January12, 2010 earthquake that killed some 250,000...

In wake of US shooting, religious leaders call for calm, civility

Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas was thousands of miles away from the shooting rampage that rocked his Arizona diocese on Saturday, January 8 but the emotional shock hit him...

Uniting Church launches Flood Appeal

In response to the devastation caused by the flooding in Queensland, a national appeal has been launched by the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, in...

Churches call for peaceful vote in Sudan

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has urged all Anglicans and Christians from other denominations to stand with the Sudanese people as that country...