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Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has welcomed visitors from the Methodist Church of Sri Lanka (MCSL) and the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) at UnitingWorld's Sydney offices.
Here in the UnitingWorld office, the smells from the lunch room aren’t as tantalising as usual.
The state and national councils of the Uniting Church in Australia will officially support the People's Climate Marches taking place around Australia and the world in November.
“I’m delighted that our Church is getting behind this important global campaign,” said Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan.
Uniting Church members are urged to join Christians worldwide in praying for peace in South Sudan in the days and weeks ahead.
Warring parties in the 20-month civil conflict recently resumed peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The conflict has taken a heavy toll on the world’s youngest nation, with thousands of lives lost, 1.6 million people internally displaced, and millions more facing severe food shortages.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has expressed disappointment at the low greenhouse gas emissions reduction target announced by the Federal Government today.
Mr McMillan said the Government’s proposal to reduce emissions up to 28% of 2005 levels by 2030 is weaker than the minimum recommendation of national and international climate bodies such as the Climate Change Authority and the IPCC.
The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed overall disappointment at the 2015-16 Federal Budget, singling out measures that will add to the suffering of the most vulnerable in Australia and abroad.
“Another one billion dollars of cuts in foreign aid in the next financial year will hit the world’s poor hardest of all,” said Uniting Church President Rev. Professor Andrew Dutney.
The Uniting Church in Australia joyfully welcomes the safe release of the 45 Fijian peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the border of Israel and Syria.