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OPINION

OPINION

CO2 indoors in winter

Brrrrr! It’s cold! We’re always tempted to shut all of our doors and windows in winter, and keep warm and snug indoors. It’s much nicer to run around in trackies and a top than to rug up in jumpers and jackets inside.

‘A giant in the fight for First Nations justice’

It is with great sadness that Reconciliation Australia sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Rev. Dr D. Gondarra OAM.

Winter Solstice and rituals in the neighbourhood

Every year in our neighbourhood we try to host a Winter Solstice gathering. I do it mostly because I love winter.

Connected people are healthy people

Our hearts are heavy as we continue to mourn the tragic events that unfolded last month at Westfield, Bondi Junction, and across our city. The senseless loss of lives in such a familiar setting strikes deep at our sense of security.

Church responds with love to arson

In recent weeks, vandals have burned and torn the Rainbow Flag at South Sydney Uniting Church (SSUC) on Raglan Street. The church’s notice board has also been defaced. There have been arson attacks on the church in the past.

A call to faith, justice and an end to occupation

On Monday March 18, members of Balmain and Leichhardt Uniting Churches met with their State MP, Kobi Shetty, whose office is located in Glebe.

Neighbourhood – layers of memory

SURRY HILLS: I walked past the window on Bourke Street and the image immediately caught my eye. There was a set of eyes peering at me from a frame and beneath that some squiggly, colourful, abstract designs. It was a pop-up piece of art in a shop window.

The fragility of the neighbourhood

These days we often talk about the importance of a resilient neighbourhood. There is a “resilient city” global network which Sydney is a part of that keeps cities accountable to becoming sustainable. This network exists to help keep neighbourhoods connected and strong. But what I’ve been reflecting on lately is about the fragility of the neighbourhood.

Sovereignty, security and dignity

Israel and Palestine have grappled with enduring territorial disputes and complex geopolitical tensions across generations. Peacemakers insist the “side” we’re called to support isn’t exclusively pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, it’s “pro-solution”.

Malo, South Sydney!

Do you want to learn my Tongan language? 1. Malo e lelei = Hello. 2. Malo = Thank you. 3. Malo ‘aupito = Thank you very much.

Three prayers for peace

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Letter a must-read for all Australians

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Life, breath – everything

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Blessing of the animals

For many years Monika Biernacki and a group of...

Wrong Honey

Buses excessive and loud

The constant noise of buses travelling up and down...

Vinnies Winter Appeal supports vulnerable older women

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW annual Vinnies...

Transport accessibility matters

I have twice seen passengers in wheelchairs, from buses...

‘It’s time to end homelessness’

August 7 to 13 is Homelessness Week, a time...

Interfaith prayer service affirms dignity of all

An Interfaith Prayer Service to promote justice and treatment...

‘Just come home’

Reflecting on the inspiration of my grandmother’s life of...

Addressing and preventing loneliness

Recent studies have found that 54 per cent of...

Islam and non-violent civil resistance

At the end of May, my friends and I...

Healthy food choices

Recently, I had a long spell in hospital. There...

Eremos at 40 offers ‘nuanced human view’

An Australian spirituality magazine celebrating 40 years of publication...

Remembering Father Bob

I remember when Father Bob Maguire (1934-2023) came to...

Yes – a new chapter in our national story 

Later this year, Australians will be given the chance...

‘Women and Faith’ event celebrates diversity

There has been a lot of controversy in the...

Faiths urged to repent, divest from fossil fuels

A prayer service held on March 9 was part...

‘For God so loved the world …’

Dedicated to Rainbow Christians Together … in support of...

What’s the hummingbird got to do with the world’s water crisis?

Did you know that a group of hummingbirds can...

Taking care of ourselves in challenging times

Survivors of sexual abuse confronted by the recent death of Cardinal Pell should be ‘as gentle with yourself as you can be and as you deserve’ and also reach out for help, even when doing so seems hard, writes Cathy Kezelman.

To re-orient our lives

Late last year, I was admitted to RPA Hospital...

Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of women with heart disease

This February is REDFEB, heart awareness month. In addition...