Category: Walking Together as First and Second Peoples

Allyship strong on anniversary of Uluru Statement

Allyship strong on Uluru Statement from the Heart National Assembly reaffirms commitment on 7th anniversary of the Uluru StatementThe Uniting Church in Australia Assembly has joined over 50 other organisations in reaffirming its commitment to the principles of the Uluru Statement from the Heart: Voice, Treaty and Truth. The Statement of Commitment was released by […]

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Now more than ever: National Reconciliation Week 2024

As we mark National Reconciliation Week, we also approach the 30th anniversary of the Covenant between the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress and the Uniting Church in Australia.In the video below, “What does the Covenant mean to me”, hear from Congress and Church leaders as they explore the significance of the Covenant and why […]

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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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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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UAICC national leadership

       UAICC National Leadership announcementThe Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) has elected Rev Mark Kickett as its National Chair. Rev Kickett has led Congress as the Interim Chair for the past three years and prior to this was serving with UAICC in South Australia. Rev Kickett said he was looking forward […]

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Paels 2023

Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit 2023 Emerging leaders meet with the nation’s decision-makers to advocate for justiceBy Raúl SugunananthanLast week, the Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit (PAELS) met for a second year running. The Summit gathered 68 young people from the Pacific Islands, the Pacific diaspora living in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities, […]

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Raise the Age week of action

Raise the Age Support the campaign to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility to keep children in schools and communitiesAustralia imprisons children as young as 10, one of the youngest ages of criminal responsibility in the world. Yet overwhelming evidence from health experts, social workers, Indigenous leaders, legal experts and human rights organisations show that […]

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National weekend of prayer, reflection and meditation

       Communities of faith all over the country are invited to participate in a National Weekend of Prayer, Reflection and Meditation from 8-10 September to reflect on and pray for unity and hope in the lead-up to the Voice referendum.“This is an opportunity for us to open your hearts again to what is […]

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Referendum date announced

  Referendum date announced  Now is the time to join others in actions to support a Yes to healing and hope.  The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the announcement of 14 October as the date for the referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress National Interim Chair […]

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