The Advent gift on Day 24 of Sharing the Joy comes from the Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circle.
Be inspired by these examples from across our church of what it means to walk together as First and Second Peoples.
Take part in the Day of Mourning on 23 January 2023.
Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
A Guide to the Church in Walking Together as First and Second Peoples – an invitation for 2021 onwards
This Covenanting Guide outlines key aspects of this journey: deep listening, creating and broadening of relationships between First and Second Peoples, taking responsibility for justice and truth telling, and ensuring that the voices of First Peoples are heard and respected within the leadership of the Church and its Councils.
Synod of WA
Raise the Age
The Uniting Church in WA has joined the ‘Raise the Age’ campaign calling for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised from 10 to 14.
Social Reinvestment WA is a coalition of 25 nongovernment organisations, including the Uniting Church WA. It aims to create a safer, more harmonious community by sending less people to prison, and campaigning for more support for at risk individuals and families.
“Too many of our young people are being taken away and put in careor entering the prison system. It means this generation are reliving the trauma of many years ago,” said Rev Robert Jetta, Chair of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress WA (Congress). Read more
Synod of Queensland
Yarning Circle Gathering
This video was filmed at a gathering of the UAICC - Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress hosted by Queensland Moderator Rev Andrew Gunton.
Synod of NSW and ACT
Walking Together Action Plan 2021-2023
This Walking Together Action Plan is designed to provide members and agencies of the
Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT with guidance around some practical actions that can be taken to strengthen relationships with First Peoples and to bring to life the commitments made via the Uniting Church in Australia’s Covenant Statement of 1994.
Watch the Compass episode “God is a Wandjina” on iview featuring Uniting Church Pastor Kirsty Burgu and Janet Oobagooma from Mowanjum in the Kimberley region of WA, telling their story of blending and balancing their Aboriginal spirituality and connection to land with their contemporary Christian faith.