Uniting Church 2021 Easter Messages
"In the Easter Story, we hear of the hope and transformation that comes from following Jesus, as well as the courage this inspires," says Dr Deidre Palmer in her 2021 Easter message.
Dr Palmer has used her annual Easter video to highlight the courageous women in the Easter story and those speaking out against injustice today.
Just two weeks after tens of thousands of Australians gathered at Parliament House and in cities across the country for the March4Justice, Dr Palmer gives thanks in her Easter message to those raising their voices for gender equality.
Deidre recalls the women in the Easter story, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, who came to the tomb of Jesus while the other disciples were in hiding because they feared for the lives.
“It would have taken courage and deep love to come to that place to honour Jesus after his death,” said Dr Palmer.
“In the face of doubt and a society that discounted women’s voices, the women left that place and shared the good news with great joy.”
"The risen Christ inspires and empowers Christians today, to courageously advocate in the face of injustice: raising voices for gender equality, walking together with First Peoples and calling out for the healing of our planet.
The President's 2021 Easter message is available for download to play at Easter events and services. Contact the Assembly comms team for the password.
Translations of the message in different languages will be published here as they become available.
See below the Easter messages shared by our Moderators from across the Uniting Church.