Category: Walking Together as First and Second Peoples

Day of Mourning stories

Truth-telling, lament and relationship Written by Stuart McMillan, Assembly Consultant Covenanting “Our stories and family lines entwine across seas, lands and skies ….” Grace Williams, Artist, Leprena Centre, UAICC Tasmania On 24 January 2021, Uniting Churches and agencies across the country marked the Uniting Church in Australia’s annual Day of Mourning in creative and meaningful […]

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Day of Mourning 2021

On the Sunday before Australia Day, Uniting Church congregations across the country hold worship services to reflect upon and lament the effect of the invasion and colonisation of this nation upon First Peoples.The observance of a Day of Mourning was endorsed by the 15th Assembly arising from a request of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander […]

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Talking NAIDOC

TALKING #ALWAYSWASALWAYSWILLBETwo NAIDOC Week conversations brought together Uniting Church members from across the country to hear from our First Peoples on the theme “Always Was, Always Will be”. Both provided opportunities to hear first-hand about the spiritual and cultural connection to country for First Peoples in our church and led to engaging conversation on what […]

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NAIDOC 2020 Stories

STORIESINTRODUCTIONMark Kickett and Deidre PalmerSTORIES OF COUNTRYIn this video series called Yarta Wandatha Rev. Dr Aunty Denise Champion shares stories of the Adnyamathanha people and their connection to the land.Filmed on Adnyamathanha country in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia in 2016, Aunty Denise retells the stories she was told as a young girl. She […]

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Truth and Justice in the Pacific

UAICC National Executive member Alison Overeem at the 2019 President’s Conference in Fiji. The Australian Government’s Pacific Step-Up initiative aims to change the way Australia engages in the Pacific region, strengthening partnerships and enhancing commitments to help address the challenges facing Pacific people. UnitingWorld has been consulting with Pacific partners and the Pacific Conference of Churches […]

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Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconcilation WeekThe Assembly Resourcing Unit has produced a National Reconciliation Week resource for 2020.The resource includes reflections from UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer and Interim National Chairperson of UAICC Pr Mark Kickett, and endorses the Reconciliation Sunday material produced by Tarlee Leondaris, Covenanting Officer at the Synod of South Australia.2020 is a year of significant […]

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