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.
The Uniting Church has come together to honour the life of Rae Mavor, who died earlier this week at the age of 86.
The former school teacher and much-loved wife of Rev. John Mavor was farewelled in a service at Beenleigh Uniting Church south of Brisbane.
The Assembly has joined with the Synods of NSW-ACT, QLD, VIC-TAS and the Northern Synod to establish a national insurance buying group called the National Insurance Program (NIP).
“The implementation of the NIP is the result of a two-year journey,” said Leo Iosifidis, the Assembly’s National Director of Strategic Finance and Administration.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia Dr Deidre Palmer has urged Australian Christians to raise their voices for a more just world.
Dr Palmer encouraged a 200-strong crowd of members from the Micah Australia movement gathered in Canberra to lobby their local federal politicians to do more to alleviate extreme poverty.