Roundup: Constitution, fracking, environmental change, Occupy and outsiders, Moderator in Riverina, Fiji

Roundup: Constitution, fracking, environmental change, Occupy and outsiders, Moderator in Riverina, Fiji

First Australians, constitutional change and the Uniting Church experience

Amending the Constitution is a vital step forward in recognising and honouring the identity and history of the First Peoples.

What Occupy means for post-Christendom Church

In many respects, the churches are re-learning key elements of the gospel message from those who would otherwise be outsiders to Christianity.

How fracking might have led to an Ohio earthquake

The 4.0 Ohio earthquake this weekend was a reminder that activities related to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, can cause seismic faults to shift if not carried out carefully.

Developed world failing on climate funds pledge

Dipu Moni criticises ‘dismal’ efforts to deliver billions of pounds in aid to help poorer countries cope with environmental change.

Church offers listening ear

Head of the Uniting Church, the Rev. Dr Brian Brown, will tour communities affected by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan this week.

Fiji: Muffled speech

If Fiji is to return to democratic rule by 2014, as promised by the coup-installed military government, there was little indication of it in 2011.

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