Perth comes together for peace

St George’s Cathedral Perth will play host this weekend to a once-in-a-lifetime ecumenical commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War 1, and a commitment to making peace in 2018. The Perth Peacemaking Conference will bring together headline interstate presenters, local peace activists, and practical opportunities for peacemaking.

Kate Leaney, Social Justice Officer for the Uniting Church in Western Australia, has been one of the key organisers of the event along with other members of the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable. Continue Reading

A centenary of suffering and strength

“We used to climb that tree. There were other bigger ones we use to climb too.”

“We used to come in that door there and that’s where we would stand and sing in the choir.”

There were lots of little stories circulating in quiet conversations among the hundreds of people who gathered together on Saturday 27 October at the historical site of the Moore River Native Settlement, later named Mogumber Mission. Continue Reading

A light on every street

Mother Teresa of Kolkata is quoted as saying: “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can something wonderful.”

Although we often think it’s the bigger stuff that makes the real difference, the evidence indicates it’s the small things that together make up the substance of all we hope for. With this in mind ‘A light on every street’ has been developed to enable us to step out in a small but significant way to share something of the Good News of the hope our faith has to offer.Continue Reading

Rev Dr Alan Stubbs: a lifetime of ministry

Rev Dr Alan Stubbs migrated to Australia in 1947 from England with his parents, Jack and Frances. He served within the Methodist and the Uniting Church for nearly 60 years.

His engagement with the church commenced in the late 1950s in youth activities at Bagot Road, Subiaco. During this time, he met and married Dorothy McKay and together they have travelled Australia at the call of God through the Methodist and Uniting Churches. Continue Reading