Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Palm Sunday Rallies for Refugees

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.

President Dr Deidre Palmer preached on Matthew 5:1-12 on the opening night of the 2019 Indonesian National Conference "Blessed to Bless" at St Andrew's Gardiner Uniting Church on Friday 5 April.

Friday, 05 April 2019

Disability Royal Commission

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.

Thursday, 04 April 2019

Historic Gathering

Rev. Amel Manyon, the first South Sudanese woman ordained as a minister in Australia has offered a reflection on the Sudanese and South Sudanese National Consultation in Canberra from 29–30 March 2019.

Thursday, 04 April 2019

A First Peoples' Heart

Each week up until the Federal Election, we will focus on one area of our recently released Vision Statement and invite feedback and discussion from Uniting Church members.

The Statement, titled Our Vision for a Just Australia, expresses our hopes for First Peoples to have a voice in the decision-making of our country.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Dr Deidre Palmer, has encouraged Australians to put the urgent needs of others ahead of short-term self-interest, after the Federal Government delivered its 2019 Budget.

Uniting Church ministers and members have joined friends from the Australian Jewish community, ecumenical colleagues and LGBTIQ NGO representatives on a one-week study tour of Israel and Palestine.

The tour called “Give Peace a Chance” began in East Jerusalem on 7 March.

Rev. John Cox has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the Uniting Church in Australia’s National Safe Church Unit.

For the last three years, Rev. Cox has served the the Executive Officer of the National Royal Commission Response and Engagement Task Group, the group that guided the Uniting Church’s national response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.