Friday, 05 May 2017

Pacific Reflections

I was blessed to spend this week in Tonga with church leaders from across the South Pacific.

Friday, 05 May 2017

Thank you Tom Kerr

The Assembly has bid farewell to Rev. Tom Kerr after seven years of faithful service to youth and young adults across the Church.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has welcomed the combined advocacy efforts of ecumenical, interfaith and community partners in support of a Modern Slavery Act for Australia.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Prayers for South Sudan

The Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has written to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express concerns about the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

The Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has joined the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) in welcoming the Federal Government’s decision to reverse cuts to legal assistance services in time for the Federal Budget.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Reminder of Peace at Easter

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.

I acknowledge the traditional owners, and pay my respects to elders past and present.

I also acknowledge Rakel Dink and her family, Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Mr Greg Soghomonian of the ANCA and many other distinguished guests.

It is a great honour to join you today on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia to honour the memory of Hrant Dink.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Remembering Armenia

Australians will pause on 25 April to remember the sacrifice of the ANZACs in the First World War.

One day before ANZAC Day, Armenians remember the martyrs of their nation, victims of a Genocide which took the lives of 1.5 million people in 1915. They also remember the ANZACs who saw the injustice suffered by victims of the Armenian Genocide and stopped to help them.