Uniting Church in Australia Assembly - News
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Sorry Day post-apology

Meera Atkinson

National Sorry Day marks the anniversary of the 1997 Bringing Them Home report. Now that the Federal Government has apologised to Indigenous Australians we consider the relevance of the day.

UnitingWorld has today launched an emergency appeal to respond to the ‘humanitarian crisis’ unfolding in Sri Lanka.

Today, 21 May, is the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

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.

The reports and proposals sent out in the first mailing to 12th Assembly members, are now online at www.assembly2009.uca.org.au.

Andrew West

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.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

EAPPI Communication Officer

 

The World Council of Churches is seeking a Communication Officer for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).

Download the Position Description