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A place to talk about the big issues

Members of our congregation write about current affairs, politics, theology, the Bible, social justice, everyday human rights and church. How do we respond with faith, and what hope can we offer?

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

“Honouring my sisters in faith” is the theme of the Uniting Church in Australia’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2021.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Why should we be extra careful when speaking about love? And what’s the problem with using the word ‘pride’?

Empty Land? Stolen Land!!

Empty Land? Stolen Land!!

Jim remembers his visit to Palestine and thinks about dispossession in Australia as well.

Mystery

Mystery

Bruce reflects on music, nature and the spiritual mystery of sublime beauty which enriches our lives.

Called to care for creation

Called to care for creation

Kathy sees God at work as she works with others to collect litter and experiences the hope of shared action.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Loraine wrestles with the notion as she sees extraordinary examples of forgiveness from grieving parents.

Gnats and camels

Gnats and camels

Dr Loraine Holley challenges Australian bishops on their bioethics and other ‘moral’ outcries.