Author: Michael Zewdie

Standing Up for older Australians

Standing up for older AustraliansThe Uniting Church, through UnitingCare Australia the national body which represents its community services,  has joined aged care providers across the country calling for transformation of Australia’s aged care system.Days before the Royal Commission is due to hand down its final report, a new coalition, the Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC), […]

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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of ActivismRepublished with permission from New Times. Read the full edition here: https://sa.uca.org.au/new-times/new-times-print-edition/ Written by Dr Deidre Palmer, UCA President As I write this article I have heard the horrifying news of a woman murdered by her partner outside the Alice Springs hospital. As you read this article it is more than likely that this […]

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Take the Act2 survey

Take the ACT2 surveyAct2 Survey still openPeople from across the Uniting Church have become involved in the Act2 Project. They’ve read the introduction paper, completed the survey and participated in online national conversations. This is only the beginning of Act2, a project to consider the future of the Uniting Church together.As we look to the […]

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Praying for Perth

Praying for PerthUniting Church leaders and church agencies are offering prayers and support, as a massive bushfire destroys scores of homes in Perth’s north eastern fringe.At the time of publication, more than 80 homes had been destroyed by fire. More than 500 firefighters are still battling the blaze, and hundreds of residents have been evacuated […]

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16TH ASSEMBLY GOES ONLINEThe Uniting Church’s triennial Assembly meeting will take place online for the first time, due to continuing risk factors around the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the Assembly Standing Committee (ASC) took the historic decision at an extraordinary meeting on Saturday 30 January 2021.“Putting the safety and wellbeing of members of the 16th Assembly […]

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A groundbreaking woman minister, an ex-Moderator, a Legacy leader, a trade unionist, a ricegrower and a Christian educator are among the wide range of Uniting Church members acknowledged in the Australia Day 2021 Honours list.Rev Norah Norris AM was the first Presbyterian woman to be ordained in South Australia. After Church union, Norah served on […]

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Prayers and Preparation for YasaAssembly President Dr Deidre Palmer has called Uniting Church members to pray for the people of Fiji as Tropical Cyclone Yasa heads towards the Fijian archipelago.The Fijian government has ordered a nationwide curfew as the Category 5 storm passes over the islands from Thursday evening Australian time (17 Dec), bringing with […]

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