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Leadership

What we can learn from Nancy Beach

New Times speaks to Nancy Beach about the importance of empowering women in leadership within the church. A US author and artist, Nancy will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 Uniting Leaders conference.

Faith

Reflection of the week

Prayers of peace and unity for the Korean Peninsula are shared in this week's reflection. Uniting Church members are encouraged to join Christians across the world in sharing prayers for Korea on Sunday 13 August, and in the lead-up to this date.

Faith

Hearing children's voices

Children are a vital part of the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. We asked children attending KCO 2017 (25-26 March) at Victor Harbor to share their hopes and prayers for the Uniting Church.

Culture

Community spirit brings new life

The Hamley Bridge Uniting Church community pulled together to plant trees at The Hideout, a property owned by the local Brown family whose land was affected by the 2015 Pinery Bushfire.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on compassion - both the feeling and the call to act on it, following Jesus' example.

News

On religion and domestic violence

On 18 July, the ABC released an article titled “‘Submit to your husbands’: Women told to endure domestic violence in the name of God”. Christian denominations, church leaders and news organisations have offered a variety of responses.

Culture

Fighting discrimination is in our DNA

Recently, a religious organisation has called for a religious exemption to the Disability Discrimination Act, arguing that people with mental illnesses could disturb the “sacred activities” in church services. Rev Andy Calder comments.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In the reflection this week, Uniting Church members are invited to share a prayer for National Missing Persons Week (30 July - 5 August) contributed by Senior Constable Robyn Ferraro from Missing Persons Investigation Section (148) of the SA Police.

Culture

Here am I: volunteering at William Creek

Service to God in the outback can be like the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, says Pastor Paul Glazbrook, Patrol Minister for the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in South Australia.

News

Climate petition support from UCA members

Later this year, the Federal Government will review its climate policy. Many Christians have seen this as an opportunity to send a strong message about faith and stewardship, and to call on the government to take stronger action on climate change.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Psalm 139:11-12: “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”

Culture

Where is God in the chaos?

“God is good in the midst of the darkness; God is good in the midst of evil. God is in the midst, no matter what is happening in the world. And he loves you, and he’s here for you.” Cath Taylor from UnitingWorld talks about finding God in the midst of chaos.

News

Confused about conferences?

There are a number of national Uniting Church conferences being held in Adelaide over the coming months. This handy guide outlines the when, where, what and who of four conferences happening in July and August.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on cycles of creativity and the need to make time for rest.

Culture

Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. These five recent items address topics such as stewardship, how congregations contribute to the economy, modern hymns, SA photography, and religious discussions.