The Preamble to the Constitution of the Uniting Church states that “As the Church believes God guided it into union so it believes that God is calling it to continually seek a renewal of its life as a community of all First Peoples and of Second Peoples from many lands”.
The Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circle encourages members of the UCA to see a destiny together, praying and working together for a fuller expression of our reconciliation in Jesus Christ. The Circle is a space for walking together, for listening to and sharing of the experiences of our Indigenous brothers and sisters. The Circle will consider some of the important issues that impact our ability to live out our Covenant commitments.
Meet our Advocate and panel members.
National Reconciliation Week
“In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”The final paragraph of the Statement from the Heart encourages a movement, First and
A Covenantal Vision
A Covenantal Vision Written by Stuart McMillan, Assembly Consultant Covenanting The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC or Congress) – First Peoples, nurtured and sustained by God before colonisation, are celebrated at the very heart of what it means to be the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). This is the core commitment and vision
First Peoples incarceration a national crisis
Time to end deaths in custodyOn the 30-year anniversary of the report of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and Uniting Church in Australia have called on all levels of government to commit to systemic and lasting change to reduce the nation’s alarmingly high incarceration rates
Statement from the Heart Study Guide
Statement from the Heart Study GuideA new study guide for congregations and other small groups on the Statement from the Heart, is now available to the whole Church.The Assembly recommends this resource as one important way members of the Uniting Church can better understand Sovereignty and the determination of First Nations Peoples for Voice, Treaty
Book Review of 'Anaditj' by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion
Book Review of ‘Anaditj’ by Aunty Rev Dr Denise ChampionFrom Stuart McMillan, Arraru man, National Consultant Covenanting Anaditj, Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion, © 2021 Follow the road your ancestors took Aunty Denise Champion is a proud Adnyamathanha woman from the Finders Ranges in South Australia, and the Theologian in Residence at Uniting College in
Voice your Support for a First Nations Voice
Voice your Support for a First Nations VoiceThe Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) has called on the Government to ensure a Voice for First Nations Peoples is enshrined in Australia’s constitution. In response to the Federal Government’s co-design process to decide what a ‘Voice to Parliament’ will look like, UAICC leaders have rejected