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Monday, 11 February 2008

Ecumenical prayers to mark the national apology


The Uniting Church in Australia has initiated an ecumenical prayer service on Wednesday 13 February 2008, to mark the National Apology by the Federal Government to the stolen generations. 

The Ecumenical Prayer Service will involve prayer for the continuing journey of healing for Indigenous Australians and action to end Indigenous poverty. 

Attending the service will be Reverend Professor James Haire, former President of the Uniting Church in Australia and current Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University. 

He will be joined by members of the Uniting Church in Australia, including:

  • Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) National Executive;
  • Rev. Niall Reid, Moderator of the NSW Synod;
  • Rosemary Hudson Miller, Associate General Secretary (Justice & Mission), WA Synod.  


Coordinated by the NSW Ecumenical Council, the service will be held at: 
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall St, Barton ACT 12.30pm 

Media Opportunities

Uniting Church representatives, including NSW Synod Moderator, Rev. Niall Reid and Past President, Rev. Prof. James Haire are available for comment.  

ContactPenelope Monger, National Assembly Communications: 02 8267 4233 / 0417 416 674.