Sex and the Bible: Jione Havea Q&A

By Andrew Humphries / August 14, 2020

Jione Havea teaches Sex & The Bible at Pilgrim Theological College. Why? Because there’s a lot to explore and explain and many people “dirtify” the subject.

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Why we need to do more to embrace our cultural diversity

By Andrew Humphries / August 7, 2020

Racial and cultural parity have never been more in focus than they are right now. But how does the Church measure up? We’re uniting in name, but is that the lived reality?

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Holy committed to running the good race

By Andrew Humphries / June 12, 2020

Everyone runs for a reason. Get fit, lose weight, clear the head but, for some, the benefits of running extend to providing sustenance for the soul.

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Coping with COVID-19: Robyn Nandan

By UCA VicTas / April 21, 2020

Hobart mother/grandmother Robyn Nandan is feeling acutely the isolating effects of the current lockdowns. The 72-year-old says the fact she can’t see her eldest three children is “challenging”. “I’m finding this most stressful,” she says.

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Focus on human rights, disability and ethics

By UCA VicTas / April 20, 2020

Experts list five groups of people most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and give a six-point plan to ensure they are not discriminated against, as has happened overseas.

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Exposing the hidden cost of domestic violence

By Stephen Acott / February 18, 2020

Family violence is all-too real for too many people, especially women. It is also largely invisible, but that is something the Church is helping to change.

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Why we should all get outdoors – Daniel Murray Q&A

By Stephen Acott / December 13, 2019

UC Camping director Daniel Murray talks about the changing reality of camping and the many benefits of getting outdoors.

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My life as a prison chaplain – Deborah Kottek Q&A

By Stephen Acott / October 17, 2019

Rev Deborah Kottek spends a lot of time behind bars but doesn’t see the high walls, barbed wire and handcuffs. Instead, she sees people, humanity and hope. People worth helping.

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The many ways and meanings of prayer

By Stephen Acott / October 11, 2019

Most of us are taught from an early age to pray, to talk to God and give thanks, maybe even ask if a wish can be granted. But is that all prayer is? And what exactly is prayer?

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Laura Mazza: I won’t let depression defeat me

By UCA VicTas / October 7, 2019

Depression can strike anyone, any time, anywhere – something Laura Mazza knows only too well. But this mother of three is determined to fight back.

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