Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Religious Freedom Review

The National Director of UnitingCare Australia Claerwen Little has affirmed the Uniting Church and its agencies’ opposition to all forms of discrimination before a hearing of the Federal Government’s Expert Panel reviewing Religious Freedom.

President-elect Dr Deidre Palmer is inviting Uniting Church members to make creative submissions interpreting the 15th Assembly theme “Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope”.

Uniting Church members are being called on to do their part to make our Church, agencies and schools the safest they can be for children and all people in our care.

The Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse handed down its 17-volume report on 15 December 2017, bringing the landmark inquiry to a close after almost five years.

First and Second Peoples in the Uniting Church have marked the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, by calling for urgent action on sovereignty, treaty and Indigenous education.

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Coming to Consensus

In 2002, a Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the World Council of Churches (WCC) proposed a change of meeting procedures to consensus decision-making. This was borne out of a growing unease that minority voices were not being heard meaningfully in WCC meetings.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has voiced concerns that proposed new electoral funding laws could stifle advocacy by Australian religious organisations.

Friday, 02 February 2018

70 Years of the WCC

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting member churches to join in celebrating the Council’s 70th anniversary this year.

Friday, 02 February 2018

Together in joyful song

Worship is universal, but songwriting isn’t – each gathered community needs songs that derive from, and speak to, its context. And we need to learn to sing hope amid the hard stuff of life.