Victorian election resources

The Synod’s Justice and International Mission Unit have just released their resources for the next state election [to be held November 27]. The issues explored in the resource are prisons, alcohol reform, indigenous rights, mental health, water management, climate change and gambling reform. Each addressed issue has fast facts, current policy, the positions of the…

culture & context – structural changes and reorientations…

Most conversations about new forms of church or christian community are about rethinking the table at which the disciples sit. True confession: this project doesn’t emerge from any interest in that table, or even really in the disciples. i think the really interesting stuff of the gospels is the other stories – the tables Jesus…

what does the uniting church need to do for a prison to be closed?

a bit of background about the restorative justice project The Uniting Church – like many other faiths communities and christian churches in victoria – has had an extensive prison ministry over many years. This includes a team of prison chaplains, and also some post-release care through various Uniting Care agencies. It is, obviously, important work,…

sacred spaces and Fowler’s stage 5

i’m in the midst of writing proposals and rationales… i always think it’s going to be mindnumbing work, but it never is. it’s by doing this kind of thing that the missing connections always come together in my mind. until the last few weeks, the majority of people who got in contact with me were…