Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Honourable Members

A number of UCA members received awards in the annual Queens Birthday Honours list.

The Uniting Church in Australia is hosting six Iftar Dinners in five different states as an expression of its desire to build a more peaceful world with people of other faiths.

Iftar is the breaking of the fast during Ramadan for people of Muslim faith. The sharing of this meal among people of different faiths is becoming a popular and powerful symbol of friendship and harmony.

“In a world that is easily divided by differences, it is so important that people of faith build bridges together,” Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan told 130 guests at the Iftar Dinner held at Parramatta Mission in Sydney on 5 June.

The dinner was co-hosted by the Assembly, the Synod of NSW/ACT and Uniting with Muslim partners the Affinity Intercultural Foundation.

Monday, 04 June 2018

UCA opts in on redress

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has today announced that the Uniting Church will opt in to the Federal Government’s National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

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.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Caring for Sacred Earth

One message resounded for me at the recent Inspiracy Festival in Newcastle - if we want to solve the climate crisis, it starts with a change of mind.

The Festival was held in Newcastle from 17-20 May, organised by a group of passionate people who share an interest in justice, spirituality, music and art.

Hosted at Adamstown and Merewether Uniting Churches, the Festival brought these interests together with a diverse program, including a film competition, workshops, talks, artistic installations and musical performances.

Participants travelled from across the country coming from different denominations and backgrounds.

Theologian Dr Dianne Rayson introduced the idea of the Anthropocene – a new geological age in which human activity is the dominant influence on the earth.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Hope and Unity

South Sudanese Church leaders from seven different denominations and seven different states attended the National Council of Churches in Australia’s first national peacebuilding consultation in Canberra on May 15- 16.

Uniting Church leaders have joined ecumenical colleagues in welcoming Rev. Prof. Sang Chang, the World Council of Churches President for the Asian region to Australia.