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I read recently that Australians have never been more generous – some of them, anyway. Super wealthy, generous individuals are giving like never before. Their projects of choice? Things with measurable outcomes and big legacies. Medical research is a good example. Let’s find a cure for a disease [Read More]

On a small island out on a lake in West Papua, a group of women are crafting themselves out of poverty by keeping a disappearing local art tradition alive. The banks of their lake home skirt the far limits of Papua’s most modern city, Jayapura, but people here still travel between the [Read More]

In a report to the Uniting Church in Australia’s 15th Triennial Assembly meeting in July, UnitingWorld has highlighted the success of a collaborative, network-based approach to community development. In a sweeping review of three years, the report details the impact of UnitingWorld’s programs across an estimated 250,000 people in [Read More]

Earlier this year, I made a trip across West Papua. It’s just 150km north of Australia, but it feels a world away – one of the poorest regions in the Asia Pacific. Yet everywhere I went, what struck me most was the profound generosity and sense of community [Read More]

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 'And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.' Colossians 3:15 Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a [Read More]