The Uniting Church in Australia has taken its vehement opposition to the Northern Territory Emergency Response to the United Nations.
The Uniting Church has written to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People, currently visiting Australia, to draw his attention to the concerns being expressed by Indigenous members of the Uniting Church.
The Uniting Church in Australia has today expressed its bitter disappointment over the failure of the Parliament to pass legislation that will support the prompt introduction of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
The melody/guitar chart music for the theme song of the 12th Assembly, Holy Spirit Rain, is now available to download. A full piano score will be available to purchase soon, through Kookaburra Music; more details will be provided in the near future.
The Uniting Church recently became the first major Christian denomination in Australia to commence processes to formally acknowledge, in the Preamble to its Constitution, Australia’s traditional owners and their pre-existing relationship with the Creator God. The church also acknowledged its complicity in dispossessing the First People of Australia from their land, culture and spirituality.
Upholding its commitments as a peacemaking church, the Assembly earlier this year, supported a series of retreats known as The Daily Practice of Peace.
The retreats, held in Western Australia and South Australia, were a great success and the Assembly is happy to announce that a similar workshop is to be held in Brisbane in August.
The Uniting Church in Australia today voted for a new preamble to its constitution, acknowledging the First Peoples of Australia and the troubled history of their relationship with the Christian Church.
The change was described as creating a platform on which to build a better relationship between Aboriginal and other members of the Uniting Church.
The Uniting Church in Australia has today voted for a new President to lead the church in three years’ time.
Reverend Dr Andrew Dutney was chosen as President-elect by the 12th Triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church.
Rev. Dr Dutney is the Principal of the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology (Adelaide) and an Associate Professor at Flinders University.