Speeches

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer preached at the opening worship of the 2019 Tongan Conference 

On Saturday 7 December 2019, Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer delivered the keynote address at the annual Parramatta Mission Peace dinner.

Dr Palmer spoke on the theme: “Walking together on pathways of peace.”

On 24 January 2020, President Dr Deidre Palmer took part in a forum in Sydney organised by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre on the latest version of the Religious Freedom Bills drafted by the Federal Government.

By Colleen Geyer
Leadership and Theology Symposium, Adelaide, February 2020

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Abstract:

The Uniting Church was built on an innovative and forward-looking idea, though built in a particular time and context. Still only a young church, it has grown and become more than could have been imagined at its birth and faced many challenges along the way. As we look to the future what type of leaders do we need and what challenges will they face? Can we as the Uniting Church be bold enough to listen to our history, step away from what has always been, be open to where God is leading us and step aside for the leaders who will take us there?

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