Category: News

Our Gender Agenda

Our Gender Agenda The National Directors of UnitingCare Australia and UnitingWorld have added their voices to calls for greater Federal Government support for women and girls through the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession. With the Federal Budget less than two weeks away, UnitingCare Australia National Director, Claerwen Little, says all eyes are on the Government’s […]

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Uniting for biodiversity

Uniting for BiodiversityBy Rob FloydAt the end of this month, September 2020, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene a summit on biodiversity in New York.Conducted at the level of Heads of State and Government, the Summit’s theme is “urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.” https://www.un.org/pga/74/united-nations-summit-on-biodiversity/This year’s megafires in Australia and the […]

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Gender Equal Recovery

A gender-equal recoveryUniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer has urged the Federal Government ahead of its Budget announcement to take into account the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that are placing women at a disadvantage.  “The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the financial and social wellbeing of all Australians, […]

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Outgoing Moderators

Outgoing ModeratorsTwo good and faithful servants of the Uniting Church have concluded their Synod leadership roles. Synod of Qld Moderator Rev. David Baker and Synod of WA Moderator Rev Steve Francis both signed off in style this week after serving extended terms in their role. Rev. Baker’s conclusion service took place in Brisbane on Wednesday […]

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Ready for Action

Ready for Action This month Uniting Church members are joining with Christians everywhere in prayer and action to encourage greater care for the earth as part of Season of Creation.UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has written a prayer which Uniting Church members and congregations might like to share in their worship and devotional time during September. […]

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Creative Solidarity

Peace in the Holy LandThis Sunday 13 September begins the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, an opportunity to unite with Christians worldwide in prayerful actions for a just peace in the Holy Land. Jointly promoted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), this year’s theme […]

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Keep Praying for Lebanon

PRAYER FOR LEBANONWritten by Rev. Dr Krikor YoumshajekianMinister, St. Andrew’s Uniting Church Longueville, NSWTreasurer UCA Middle East National Conference  On Tuesday August 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm a powerful explosion in the port area of Beirut shook the beautiful city. This unprecedented explosion left behind hundreds of dead, thousands injured and over 300,000 people homeless […]

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A Safe Church for All People – Putting Children First

A Safe Church for All People – Putting Children First The Uniting Church’s National Safe Church Unit has released a new poster to coincide with National Child Protection Week 2020.The poster designed by Melbourne-based illustrators Cat and Annie MacInnes depicts the ten National Principles for Child Safe Organisations applied in a Uniting Church context.Those ten […]

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