Assembly Hears Marriage Proposals

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The 15th Assembly has heard a variety of proposals regarding the Uniting Church’s policy on marriage and same-gender relationships.

Uniting Church President Dr Deidre Palmer acknowledged that the topic had been difficult for the church. She commended the Working Group On Doctrine for their work on the Report on Marriage and Same Gender Relationships.

Proposers and seconders introduced their proposals including the Standing Committee proposal 8 and Proposals 20, 25, 27, 31, 46, 53, and 57.

After the introduction session, the members of Assembly continued their discernment in Community Working Groups.

Feedback was forwarded to a Facilitation Group which will report back later in the Assembly meeting.