Covenanting

This section supports the 2007 Assembly Booklet, Building Partnerships: A guide to covenant renewal with Indigenous people throughout the Uniting Church in Australia.

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.

Extra resources, referred to on pages 7 and 32 of that Building Partnerships, are available here:

Chris Budden and John Rickard prepared a paper to challenge the UCA to new commitments and new partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Each Synod has a representative to assist with your covenanting processes.

This Covenant Statement was read by the President of the Uniting Church Assembly to the Chairperson, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress on Sunday 10 July, 1994.

Resources for Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2008

Week of Prayer for Reconciliation 27 May – 3 June

We are encouraging Church members to reflect on the reconciliation process during the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation (which in 1993 was widened to also become National Reconciliation Week).

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.