Category: Walking Together as First and Second Peoples

Walking on Adnyamathanha Country

Walking on Adnyamathanha Country with Rev Dr Aunty Denise Champion and Rhanee Lester Written by Ian Dempster, UAICC National Administration Assistant and SA Congress Resource Officer Walking on Country is a special experience, enabling participants to catch a glimpse of the world through the eyes of First Peoples. Walking on Adnyamathanha Country is a rare […]

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

On 4 August communities across Australia will mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – a day to celebrate First Nations children and their right to grow up strong in culture and spirit. The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), UnitingCare Australia and Uniting Church in Australia Assembly have joined this celebration reaffirming […]

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Assembly Covenant Action Plan

Living the Covenant: Assembly Covenant Action PlanAs we begin NAIDOC Week 2021, the Uniting Church Assembly launches its first Covenant Action Plan (ACAP) – a strategic and practical framework which gives shape to our commitment as a national church to walk together as First and Second Peoples. This week also marks 27 years since the […]

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From safe to brave: National Reconciliation Week 2021

The Uniting Church Assembly is encouraging UCA members and congregations to mark and take part in National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June. The theme this year is “Reconciliation takes action” and we invite you think about concrete actions you can take, and to mark the week in worship with the resource prepared by Tarlee […]

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A Covenantal Vision

A Covenantal Vision Written by Stuart McMillan, Assembly Consultant Covenanting The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC or Congress) – First Peoples, nurtured and sustained by God before colonisation, are celebrated at the very heart of what it means to be the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). This is the core commitment and vision […]

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First Peoples incarceration a national crisis

Time to end deaths in custodyOn the 30-year anniversary of the report of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and Uniting Church in Australia have called on all levels of government to commit to systemic and lasting change to reduce the nation’s alarmingly high incarceration rates […]

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Statement from the Heart Study Guide

Statement from the Heart Study GuideA new study guide for congregations and other small groups on the Statement from the Heart, is now available to the whole Church.The Assembly recommends this resource as one important way members of the Uniting Church can better understand Sovereignty and the determination of First Nations Peoples for Voice, Treaty […]

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Book Review of ‘Anaditj’ by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion

Follow the road your ancestors tookAdnyamathanha woman, theologian and Uniting Church minister Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion has released her second book, Anaditj.It will be launched online by Common Grace on Tuesday 8th June. Rev Dr Aunty Denise Champion is to be inducted into the role of Aboriginal Theologian in Residence at Uniting College. The service […]

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Voice your Support for a First Nations Voice

Voice your Support for a First Nations VoiceThe Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) has called on the Government to ensure a Voice for First Nations Peoples is enshrined in Australia’s constitution. In response to the Federal Government’s co-design process to decide what a ‘Voice to Parliament’ will look like, UAICC leaders have rejected […]

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Walking Together: An Easter Reflection

Walking Together: An Easter Reflectionwritten by Rev S. Juliette Maua’i As our Easter journey draws near, and another year passes where Sovereignty and Treaty are not yet realised, I am again drawn to reflect on our Uniting Church malaga (hereafter – journey). What does it mean to really walk together as Second Peoples, committed and willing […]

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