Thursday, 07 November 2019

Cool response to Voice proposal

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia and the President of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress have expressed reservations about the Federal Government’s plans for what it calls an Indigenous voice to government.

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt says the “voice to government” will ensure that First Peoples are heard at all levels of government - local, state and federal.

However the proposal falls short of “the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution” which was the specific request of First Peoples leaders in their 2017 Statement from the Heart.

President of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress Rev. Garry Dronfield says he has mixed feelings about the Federal Government proposal.

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The Uniting Church came together at Darwin's Casuarina Uniting Church on 21 Feb 2019 to give thanks for the life and witness of the late Rev. Jeffrey R Garrawurra.

Presidents, Moderators and General Secretaries past and present joined Rev. Garrawurra's family and former colleagues from the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress to share wonderful stories of his faithful service.

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Dr Deidre Palmer gave the following reflection at worship at NYALC on Sunday 20 January 2019 - the day Uniting Church congregations and faith communities around Australia were asked to reflect on the effect of invasion and colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples and our identity as a nation.

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Friday, 18 January 2019

2019 Survival Day message

President Dr Deidre Palmer has recorded a Survival Day video message with young Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leader Sean Weetra on Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia.

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Monday, 28 May 2018

Reconciliation Week 2018

The Presidents of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress have urged congregations to find out more about the history of Indigenous people in their area during Reconciliation Week.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Harley brings hope for healing

It’s the fifth day of the 2018 Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress National Conference in Geelong.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

New Leadership for Congress

Aboriginal and Islander members in the Uniting Church have boosted resources for youth work, mission and evangelism at their triennial national conference.

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Friday, 01 December 2017

Covenanting Posters

The Assembly has designed new posters and pull-up banners to celebrate the Uniting Church's Covenanting relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017

A Dead Hand on the Heart

The national leaders of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) have lamented the Federal Government’s failure to embrace greater national representation for First Peoples.

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President Stuart McMillan shared a personal perspective on reconciliation and renewal with Australia's First Peoples at the Methodist Consultative Council of the Pacific in Tonga in May 2017.

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