Uniting Church Assembly staff took a closer look at what makes up the DNA of the Uniting Church in an information session with Rev. Prof Andrew Dutney this week.
The session provided all staff members, including those who work in our Assembly Agencies, with a deeper understanding of the structure, polity, identity and core values of the Uniting Church in Australia.
President Dr Deidre Palmer preached the sermon at a special Service of Thanksgiving for the life of former UAICC National Chairperson Rev. Jeffrey Garrawurra at Darwin's Casuarina Uniting Church on 21 February 2019.
This week teachers from the seven theological colleges associated with the Uniting Church gathered in Brisbane. It’s a biennial consultation aimed at fostering communication, collaboration and cooperation in theological education.
The Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Justice Peter McClellan AM will address the Uniting Church in Australia’s 14th Assembly meeting in Perth next month.
Justice McClellan will address the meeting on Wednesday 15 July at the University of Western Australia.
The Uniting Church in Australia is calling on Australians to “take five” for refugees during Refugee Week which begins on Sunday 14 June.
“We are inviting people to spend five minutes at some point during the next week thinking about the courage of refugees,” said UCA President, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney.
The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed overall disappointment at the 2015-16 Federal Budget, singling out measures that will add to the suffering of the most vulnerable in Australia and abroad.
“Another one billion dollars of cuts in foreign aid in the next financial year will hit the world’s poor hardest of all,” said Uniting Church President Rev. Professor Andrew Dutney.
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.
The Assembly Standing Committee (ASC) that met in Sydney from 20-23 March has made several key decisions to support the provision of remote area ministry through Frontier Services.
“Since the transition of Frontier Services’ aged care services to ARRCS and Juniper last year the Assembly has been investigating better, more sustainable ways to support remote area ministry,” said Uniting Church President Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney.
The Uniting Church in Australia is calling for the immediate release of all children and their families from Australian-run immigration detention centres, after the publication of a shocking report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).