Category: Circles

UCA-Jewish Dialogue February 2024

Uniting Church-Jewish Dialogue A meeting of endings and beginningsThe 53rd meeting of the interfaith dialogue between the Uniting Church in Australia and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry was held on 27 February with 11 representatives joining online from NSW and Victoria.”For the first time in its 30-year history the dialogue met without the presence […]

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Yalanya – That’s the way it is

Yalanya – That’s the way it isA new book sharing the life story of prominent Aboriginal leader Pastor Don BradyA new book shares the life story of prominent Aboriginal leader Pastor Don Brady, a passionate activist and inspirational Methodist pastor whose legacy lives on in the struggle for First Nations justice today.“The driving force behind […]

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Fresh concerns for Gaza

“Our hearts ache for peace” Uniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis expresses fresh concerns for the unfolding situation in GazaUniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis has expressed deep concern for the unfolding situation in Gaza and reiterated calls for an immediate ceasefire and protection of innocent civilians.““We’re watching the unfolding situation in Gaza closely and […]

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Working for Refugee Justice

  Working together on justice for refugees  An update from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce  By Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl Sugunananthan The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) met in-person last Friday to plan its work for 2024. The gathering was a fruitful time with representatives from the Salvation Army, Anglican Church, Churches of […]

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Raising Our Tribal Voice for Justice

Historic Conference spotlights First Nations voicesAssembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl Sugunananthan reports back from Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological RevolutionBy Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl SugunananthanThe historic conference, Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological Revolution, took place last week in Melbourne. Held by the University of […]

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Advent reflection #4 Love

Unapologetic love Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl Sugunananthan offers our fourth Advent reflectionBy Raúl Sugunananthan, Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer “Justice is what love looks like in public.” Dr Cornel West has famously shared this quote many times. In his 2011 lecture at Howard University, the philosopher, religious scholar and activist elaborates on this […]

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Retreat Yourself 2024

Retreat Yourself 2024An opportunity for young adult leaders across the churchRetreat Yourself is coming! A three-day gathering for people aged 18-30 from 2-4 February in Gerringong, on the South Coast of NSW, organised by Pulse, the Youth, Young Adults and Families ministry of the NSW/ACT Synod.Get ready to experience another amazing weekend of community, worship, […]

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