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Alison Overeem

Alison Overeem Alison Overeem is a proud palawa woman from South-East Tasmania who is driven by culture, family, empowerment and creating safe spaces to build hope and dignity. Alison is passionate about raising awareness of Aboriginal culture and history and the rights of women in society and has been a member of the Tasmanian Women’s […]

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By Gabby CadenheadMy name is Gabby Cadenhead, and I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney. I worship at Leichhardt Uniting Church.Christian Students Uniting (CSU) is a community of university students on multiple campuses across Sydney and New South Wales united by a […]

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Praying for lasting peace 75 years on

Praying for lasting peace 75 years onThe Uniting Church Assembly in partnership with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will host an online interfaith service on 6 August marking 75 years since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The horrific explosions resulted in more than 200,000 deaths and countless injuries. The […]

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Matt Pulford

Matt PulfordNational Manager, Media and CommunicationsMatt brings a passion for storytelling to his work at the Assembly, along with more than three decades of experience in the Australian media, government and non-government sectors. Matt says he finds constant inspiration from the faithful and transformative good works of Uniting Church members everywhere.  Our People

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United for peace on the Korean Peninsula

United for peace on the Korean PeninsulaChurch representatives from the ROK and DPRK share Holy Communion at a WCC event in Leipzig, Germany, July 2017.The Uniting Church in Australia has joined global churches and ecumenical bodies calling for immediate steps to formalising peace on the Korean Peninsula.In a statement issued by the World Council of […]

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President’s Church Anniversary message

President’s Church Anniversary messageDr Deidre Palmer has encouraged Uniting Church members to apply the difficult learnings of 2020 to shape the way the Church pursues God’s mission in the world.In her annual message to coincide with the foundation of the UCA on 22 June 1977, Dr Palmer said the Uniting Church was responding with creativity and […]

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Three Asks and a Prayer

Three Asks and a PrayerThe national leaders of the UCA and UAICC are encouraging members to stay active in support of racial justice, as the movement against racism continues around the world.This week UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer and the Interim Chairperson of the National UAICC Pastor Mark Kickett, met to reflect on recent events, […]

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Fostering a spirit of welcome

Fostering a spirit of welcomeThis Refugee Week from 14-20 June, Australians are encouraged to help make Australia a more welcoming place for refugees and asylum seekers with the theme “Celebrating the Year of Welcome.”During the week, the Assembly Working for Justice Circle is hosting a conversation with a person, who is a member of Bankstown […]

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