Category: Walking Together as First and Second Peoples

United in support of the Uluru Statement

United in support of the Uluru StatementThe Uniting Church has signed a historic Joint Resolution of Australian religious leaders in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Gathering in Sydney on the fifth anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, representatives of nine Australian religious bodies jointly called for immediate bipartisan action to […]

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‘But warrior brave we are’: Sorry Day and NRW 2022

‘But warrior brave we are’: Sorry Day and NRW 2022In the next week the nation will mark two important occasions for First and Second Peoples in Australia: Sorry Day on 26 May, and National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June. As the Uniting Church we hold our recently renewed Covenant relationship with the […]

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What does Walking together look like in practice?: NRW 2022 conversation

What does Walking Together look like in practice?To mark National Reconciliation Week 2022 which takes place from 27 May – 3 June, members of the Walking Together as First and Second peoples Circle Panel are hosting an online conversation.All members of the Circle and the wider Uniting Church are invited to listen in, join in, […]

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Week 1 Going Deeper into the Wilderness

Week 1: Going Deeper into the WildernessFrom the Walking Together as First and Second Peoples CircleThe Colonial wilderness; waranta muylatina (strength within)READINGLuke 4: 1-13 (NRSV)4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. […]

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Going Deeper Assembly Circles Lenten Bible Study

GOING DEEPER Assembly Circles Lenten Bible Study IntroductionGoing deeper this Lent with our Circles of InterestThe Assembly Circles of Interest will be sharing a Lenten Bible Study series over the weeks leading up Easter using the theme “Going Deeper”.The studies will encourage us to ‘go deeper’ into our relationship with God, our community and our world.Each week, […]

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‘Yes we celebrate, but things must change’

‘Yes we celebrate, but things must change’Sunday 13 February 2022 marks the 14th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.On 13 February 2008, then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd publically apologised on behalf of the Federal Government to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their families, communities, culture and country under […]

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Churches mark 2022 Day of Mourning

Churches mark a Day of MourningUniting Church members marked a Day of Mourning on Sunday 23 January 2022 holding worship services which invited people to reflect on the effects of invasion and colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples.More than 60 congregations and communities registered for the Day of Mourning. We share some reflections from UCA members on […]

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