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The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has thanked Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten for his commitment to a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions.
“I warmly welcome Mr Shorten’s promise to establish a National Redress Scheme,” said Mr McMillan.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has joined civic and religious leaders across the country in supporting this year’s National Day of Unity.
“As Christians we are called to love our neighbour, welcome the stranger, and offer refuge and care to those who are marginalised,” said Mr McMillan.
“The National Day of Unity is a timely reminder of the values we share across our faiths – dignity and respect for all people.”
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.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
When we gathered as the body of Christ for the 14th Assembly in Perth this passage of scripture was in my mind: "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love, Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Eph 4: 2,3 NIV).
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.
Uniting Church members are invited to join in prayers this coming Sunday for peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula.
This weekend Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal peace agreement 70 years after the end of World War II, said UCA President Stuart McMillan.
The national and state councils of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress stand as one with AFL player and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, who has been subjected to unacceptable racist booing at AFL games.
The leaders of the Uniting Church in Australia have joined in prayer and lament at the imminent execution of nine people including two Australians by the Indonesian Government.
At a meeting in Brisbane, the President of the Uniting Church and the Church’s six Moderators have called for an end to the death penalty in Indonesia and wherever else it exists in the world.