This section supports the 2007 Assembly Booklet, Building Partnerships: A guide to covenant renewal with Indigenous people throughout the Uniting Church in Australia.
An Acknowledgement of First Peoples is a way of paying respect to First Peoples whenever we gather together.
For Reconciliation Week 2019 we have produced the first in the series of bilingual A4-size posters that give two standard versions of the Acknowledgement of Country.
The 2007 Assembly booklet, Building Partnerships: A guide to covenant renewal with Indigenous people throughout the Uniting Church in Australia is for congregations, agencies, groups, individuals and organisations who wish to relate more closely to Indigenous people in Australia from a Christian perspective.
The Uniting Church in Australia is committed to a covenanting relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) which fosters just, inclusive and equal relationships, recognising the place of First Peoples in Australia.
To acknowledge this, revisions to the Preamble of the Uniting Church Constitution were developed and adopted after extensive consultation throughout the Church and UAICC. The new Preamble was adopted at the Church’s 12th Assembly in 2009 and subsequently endorsed by the Synods and Presbyteries throughout 2010.