Category: Walking Together as First and Second Peoples

UAICC National Statement against Racial Injustice

UAICC National Statement against social injusticeImage: Vigil for Cassius Turvey, Weeip Park in Midland, Perth on 31 October. Credit and thanks to: Marziya MohammedaliThe recent death of young Noongar Yamatji boy Cassius Turvey who was fatally attacked in Perth has gathered a nation in grief.This sorrow echoes the injustice faced by First Peoples, past, present […]

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NATSI Children’s Day 2022

Celebrating First Nations children and the hope of a new beginning As we celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (NATSI) Children’s Day on 4 August, the Uniting Church reaffirms its commitment to ensuring First Nations children can shape their own future, grounded in culture and community. Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) Interim […]

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Living the Covenant Locally: Your story

Living the Covenant Locally: Your story   Living the Covenant Locally is an invitation for Second Peoples of our Church to engage in deep listening, learning, action and meaningful connection with First Peoples. No matter where you are in your covenanting journey, there is a range of written and multimedia resources to help grow your […]

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Celebrating Australia’s First Peoples #NAIDOC2022

Celebrating Australia’s First Peoples #NAIDOC2022As we mark NAIDOC Week 2022, the Uniting Church joins with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) in celebrating Australia’s First Peoples and their place at the heart of our nation and our church.  Reflecting on the theme, Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!, UAICC Interim National Chairperson Rev […]

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Reflecting on #NAIDOC2022

Reflecting on #NAIDOC2022NAIDOC Week 2022 runs this year from 3 – 10 July, a celebration of the culture, histories, resilience and achievements of Australia’s First Peoples. We asked First and Second Peoples across the Uniting Church to reflect on this year’s theme, ‘Get Up. Stand Up. Show Up’. See how they answered below.The theme of […]

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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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