One message resounded for me at the recent Inspiracy Festival in Newcastle - if we want to solve the climate crisis, it starts with a change of mind.
The Festival was held in Newcastle from 17-20 May, organised by a group of passionate people who share an interest in justice, spirituality, music and art.
Hosted at Adamstown and Merewether Uniting Churches, the Festival brought these interests together with a diverse program, including a film competition, workshops, talks, artistic installations and musical performances.
Participants travelled from across the country coming from different denominations and backgrounds.
Theologian Dr Dianne Rayson introduced the idea of the Anthropocene – a new geological age in which human activity is the dominant influence on the earth.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has welcomed a number of important initiatives for First Australians in the 2018 Federal Budget.
I was recently blessed with the opportunity of a lifetime - representing the Uniting Church in Australia at the Asian Ecumenical Youth Assembly (AEYA). I joined 350 young Christians from across 36 countries in Manado, Indonesia from April 6-13 2018.
Federal Workplace Minister Craig Laundy has promised direct consultation with local Pacific communities on a controversial guest worker scheme after attending a service at Strathfield-Homebush Uniting Church in Sydney’s inner-west.