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United for accessible treatment

By MICHAEL HITCH The Uniting Church and its service arm, Uniting, took another step towards reforming drug laws after screening their documentary film, Half A Million Steps, in Paddington recently. The film documents the 'Long Walk to Treatment' - a group trek from Dubbo in central-west NSW to Parliament House in Sydney. The Long Walk […]

The state of drug use

BY MICHAEL HITCH Following the deaths of five people at NSW music festivals since September 2018, and the cold fact that drug-induced deaths have now reached their highest number in 20 years, the matter of reforming drug policy in Australia has reached a critical point for many. The Greens MP for Newtown, Jenny Leong, is […]

The Little Church that needs a Prayer

By John Moyle A little understood loophole in the new Development Application (DA) process has been used by a developer to bring a small church in Rose Bay under threat from the wrecking ball. The battle for Rose Bay’s Uniting Church on the corner of Old South Head and Dover Roads began last year when […]

Injecting life into drug addiction

BY JOHN MOYLE Recent developments nationally and around the globe has seen the King Cross Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) take a leading role as a source of information and inspiration for other proposed injecting centres. It’s taken a while, but it is a story of the journey from pariah to an inspirer. Since it’s […]

Religious leaders declare National Day of Unity

By Jessica Rapana Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders are calling on all Australians to participate in a National Day of Unity to demonstrate the strength of religious tolerance. Mosques around the country will open their doors for the Lebanese Muslim Association’s (LMA) first National Mosque Open Day this Saturday (October 25). That same day Welcome […]

Discontent grows over Chapel takeover

The Sydney Presbytery of the Uniting Church will meet this Tuesday (June 24) at a Special Meeting of the Presbytery to determine whether they will proceed with or reverse the decision to dissolve the congregation at Bondi’s Chapel by the Sea. The ministry was dissolved on May 26. Reverend John Queripel, who led the congregation, […]