Uniting Church President Dr Deidre Palmer has offered prayers and support to the people of Sri Lanka in the wake of the recent Easter Sunday bombings.
“These were horrendous terror attacks against Christians at worship on Easter Sunday and against innocent people sharing time with friends and families,” said Dr Palmer.
Uniting Church leaders have joined the Armenian community at a special ecumenical service and luncheon in Sydney.
The Armenian Missionary Association of Australia Sunday Worship and Praise Service was held at the Armenian Evangelical Church of Sydney in Willoughby on Sunday 31 March.
In her first Easter message as Church President, Dr Deidre Palmer speaks about the constant inspiration she and other UCA members draw from those living lives of love and justice in the way of Jesus.
“In the face of world events like the horrendous attack in Christchurch, where words and acts of hatred and violence have threatened the harmony and peace of our communities, Christ comes to us with a call to love our neighbours, live in peace and work for a reconciled human community.
As we mark Easter, the hope of the resurrection reminds us of our vision of a world reconciled, where all people and all creation can flourish.
Uniting Church members joined thousands marching in parks and streets across Australia for the annual Palm Sunday rallies.
People from all walks of life came together to show their concern and send a message that Australia must do better for refugees and people seeking asylum.
The 14th Indonesian National Conference took place at St Andrew’s Gardiner Uniting Church, Melbourne from Friday to Sunday 7 July,
The Conference titled ‘Blessed to Bless’, was attended by up to 60 Indonesian leaders from Darwin, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
As Australians approach a Federal election on 18 May, we continue to encourage Uniting Church members to explore different parts of our recently released statement Our Vision for a Just Australia.
In our statement we express our Christ-centred hope for Australia to be A Welcoming, Compassionate and Diverse Nation and to respond humanely to those seeking safety and refuge on our shores.
This Palm Sunday Uniting Church members will join thousands of others across Australia calling for fair, compassionate and just policies for refugees and asylum seekers.
The 2019 Palm Sunday events will take place on Sunday 14 April in capital cities and regional towns organised by a number of faith and advocacy groups and community organisations.
UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has encouraged Uniting Church members to join the rallies to take a stand for justice.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Dr Deidre Palmer, has welcomed today’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
“For too long, people with disabilities have been subject to discrimination and abuse,” said Dr Palmer.