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Padma Raman, Executive Director, Australian Human Rights Commission:
It is a great honour and privilege to be here today to share in the celebration of Elenie Poulos and her ministry.
To me - and I’m sure to everyone here today, Elenie embodies the essence of Christian goodness.
Elenie’s ministry at the Assembly began in January 2002 and she was inducted at Centenary Uniting Church in Parramatta on the 22nd of March.
It was a time when justice, peace and faith in humanity were extremely challenged around the world.
When I started in this ministry I had no idea what it was about – just an unshakeable sense that it was where I was meant to be.
I’m very thankful for their willingness to take such an enormous risk, but I still wonder, on occasion, how it was that the interview panel decided to give me the job.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has condemned as racist comments made by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton about Lebanese-Muslim Australians.
Mr Dutton has suggested that the arrival of Lebanese Muslims in the 1970s is partly to blame for a small number of Australians joining ISIS/Daesh as foreign fighters.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Mr Stuart McMillan has spoken out against the Federal Government’s proposed lifetime visa bans on certain people seeking asylum.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has added his voice to the growing number of advocates calling for a national summit on alternatives to Australia’s refugee policies.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has encouraged Uniting Church congregations around the country to make their voices heard during the 2016 Federal Election campaign.
“Every election is an important period of national discernment,” said Mr McMillan.
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.
The Uniting Church is renewing its call for the immediate closure of the Nauru Detention centre after another damning report into the centre’s operations. The Senate Select Committee’s report released on Monday describes a disturbing lack of transparency and accountability about what is happening in the centre.
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.