Uniting Church in Australia Assembly - News
Friday, 13 September 2019

Raising our First Peoples Voice

It has been an historic week with First Peoples Leaders from UnitingCare Australia’s network and Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) meeting together for the first time in Canberra.

 It marked a new beginning for a Uniting First Peoples Voice within the Uniting Church of Australia.

Record-breaking dry conditions and high winds sparked a major bushfire emergency across New South Wales and Queensland over the last week, with scores of homes destroyed, many more threatened and hundreds of people evacuated. 

The Uniting Church has co-ordinated chaplains to offer pastoral care and congregations have stepped in to support those communities impacted across both states.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Building bridges with joyful song

By Rev. Meredith Williams, St David's Uniting Church Dee Why

The youth and young adults from three congregations on the Northern Beaches of Sydney combined voices to "sing and make melody to the Lord" at the Youth Parliament of World Religions on 8 September.

This was one of four interfaith gatherings of young people in the Sydney region commissioned to write 'The Sydney Statement" - in part a message of encouragement to our leaders in building bridges between world religions. We collaborated to articulate a youthful vision for a faith-filled, inclusive, compassionate, open-minded and respectful society. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Day of Mourning 2019

Each year on the Sunday before Australia Day, the Uniting Church invites people to mark a Day of Mourning acknowledging and reflecting upon the effect of the invasion and colonisation of Australia’s First Peoples.

Established by the 15th Assembly in 2018, Sunday 19th January 2020 will be the second year for the Uniting Church’s Day of Mourning.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Everyone welcome, everyone needed

Momentum is building as people across the Uniting Church prepare to take part in the Global Climate Action on Friday 20 September.

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has invited Uniting Church members to show their support for the Climate Action as an expression of our commitment to address the devastation of our environment and our active participation towards God’s renewal and healing of all creation.

In two weeks on Friday 20 September, Uniting Church members will join people across the world in calling for a more urgent response to the global climate crisis.

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has invited all people of the Uniting Church to join the global climate action led by our younger generation in cities all over the world.

How can people of different cultures and generations live out their faith together, where everyone is welcome and valued?

Around 100 people came to three different workshops in Melbourne and regional Victoria to learn more about what it means for us to be an intercultural and intergenerational church.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

A Foundation for Healing

This month marks 23 years since the Uniting Church apologised for our part in the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families and their spiritual homes – their country.