Reconciliation Sunday occurs on May 31, as part of Reconciliation Week which runs from May 27 to June 3 . The Uniting Church Assembly commends two sources for liturgies and support material: the Covenanting site of the Uniting Church in South Australia covenanting site and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission site.
Christians in south-western Sydney should not fear an Islamic school and understand that Muslims share many Christian values, says a prominent religious leader.
The Reverend Glenda Blakefield, the associate general secretary of the Uniting Church's national assembly, said Christians, Muslims and Jews were all "people of the book" who shared a common heritage descended from Abraham.
The Uniting Church has today called on Australia’s political leaders to stop using asylum seekers as political footballs.
Uniting Church President, Rev. Gregor Henderson, said that it was entirely unacceptable to suggest to anyone seeking protection on Australia’s shores that we don’t want them.
The World Council of Churches is seeking a Communication Officer for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
EASTER MESSAGE 2009
How refreshing to hear politicians saying our capitalist economy needs to be ‘humanised’.
The ABC religion program, The Spirit of Things, has produced a two-part program on the recent Interfaith Summit attended by key UCA leaders. The Summit was called 'One Humanity, Many Faiths', and organised by Griffith University's Multi-Faith Centre and the Pure Land Learning College. The first part of the program will be broadcast Sunday 22 March 2009, from 6.05-7.00pm on ABC Radio National. Part II will be broadcast Sunday 29 March in the same time slot. Visit www.abc.net.au/rn/spiritofthings for more information.
We encourage you to listen to these programs and send messages to the ABC to show strong public support for religious and faith programs such as The Spirit of Things, and especially the theme of interfaith dialogue and understanding.