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Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has urged the Australian Government to take a lead in efforts to end the brutal violence against the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Published in News
Monday, 21 August 2017

Sharing on sovereignty

President Stuart McMillan joined Pastor Ray Minniecon of UAICC NSW/ACT to talk about the UCA's covenant with First Peoples at West Epping Uniting Church in Sydney on 20 August 2017.

Synod meetings in coming months will be asked to discuss Sovereignty and Treaty to enable discernment for decision-making at the 15th Assembly.

Published in Speeches
Thursday, 17 August 2017

Hanson burqa stunt

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has condemned One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson’s behaviour in the Australian Senate today.

Senator Hanson put on a burqa during Senate Question Time to draw attention to her call for the full body veil worn by some Muslim women to be banned in Australia.

Published in News
Friday, 21 July 2017

We Belong To One Another

This is an edited version of  a sermon delivered by President Stuart McMillan at St Andrew's Longueville Uniting Church in Sydney on Sunday 16 July.


Published in Messages

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has offered a greeting in a Yolngu language in celebration of NAIDOC Week and life-giving language.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme - Our Languages Matter - celebrates the richness and resilience of First Peoples languages and the important role of language in connecting Aboriginal people to their cultural identity.

Published in News
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

2016 Census results

The 2016 Census figures released today show that a majority of Australians (52 per cent) still identify as Christian amid a long term trend of falling religious affiliation.

When asked to list their religious affiliation, more than 13.5 million Australians chose Christianity, almost twice as many as chose the No Religion response.

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A Budget of Few Blessings

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan says that, on balance, there is little to rejoice about in the 2017 Federal Budget.

Published in News
Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Reminder of Peace at Easter

I was blessed to spend Easter Sunday at Darwin Memorial Uniting Church in the presence of a special family to the Northern Synod of the Uniting Church.

Members of the Fujita family, who I wrote about last month, visited Darwin from their home in Japan and attended Easter services.

Published in News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Easter: A Chance for New Beginnings

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has used his annual Easter message to pray for Christian churches in the Middle East and for greater compassion in Australia for those displaced by war and conflict.

In a message recorded with Syrian refugees at Bankstown in Sydney’s south-west, Mr McMillan urged Australians of all faiths and none to rise above political debate and reach out to those in desperate need of support.

Published in News

The Uniting Church in Australia stands with our brothers and sisters in the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church whose churches were the target of suicide bomb attacks on Palm Sunday.

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