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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a delight to spend time with God's people in the Illawarra on 26 March 2017. I preached at Keiraview Uniting Church, a small community church nestled in North Wollongong on the NSW South Coast.
My sermon contrasted rejection and condemnation with acceptance and being chosen by and as precious to God.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has asked Church members to lend their support to UCA appeals for communities suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has welcomed the Senate’s decision not to change the Racial Discrimination Act.
“I applaud this decision, which sends a clear message that racist behaviour and racial discrimination are not acceptable in Australian society,” said Mr McMillan.