Category: Walking Together as First and Second Peoples

Christology of the Preamble

Assembly Theologian-in-Residence Rev. Dr Ji Zhang has written a paper on the Christology of the Preamble to be published in the next edition of Uniting Church Studies Journal. The next edition edited by Rev. Dr Chris Budden will feature papers from the Neoliberalism, Civil Society & The Church Conference held at United Theological College in June.  […]

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Preparing for A Day of Mourning

By Stuart McMillan, Advocate – Walking Together as First and Second Peoples On Sunday 20 January 2019, Uniting Church Congregations will be able to join together in lament, recognising the tragic events of colonisation together with devastating effects for the First Nation peoples of Australia. The observance of a “Day of Mourning” was endorsed by the […]

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Creative Reconciliation

This story was originally published by New Times, the Synod of SA publication. Adelaide West Uniting Church (AWUC) is collaborating with their local community to help transform their shared space with the Uniting College of Leadership and Theology, into a practical space of reconciliation. Adelaide West Uniting Church was recently awarded an Environment and Community […]

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UnitingCare Listening Tour

By Claerwen Little, UnitingCare National Director Last week I travelled through Arnhem Land with two of our network colleagues Amanda Hunt, CEO UnitingCare West and Tamra Bridges, General Manager for UnitingCare Queensland’s Indigenous Services Panangba. The journey was a listening tour, taking the theme of this year’s Garma Festival ‘Truth-Telling’ to spend time on country with […]

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Presenting on Sovereignty

Immediate Past President Stuart McMillan and General Secretary Colleen Geyer presented to the 15th Assembly the Proposal to affirm First People’s as Sovereign. This is what they said. PROPOSER: Stuart McMillan President, it is our privilege to bring this proposal to the Assembly on behalf of the Standing Committee. The lie of terra nullius is […]

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