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.
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 CovenantingAnaditj, Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion, © 2021Follow the road your ancestors tookAunty Denise Champion is a proud Adnyamathanha woman from the Finders Ranges in South Australia, and the Theologian in Residence at Uniting College in Adelaide. In her
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
Walking Together: An Easter Reflection
Walking Together: An Easter Reflectionwritten by Rev S. Juliette Maua’i As our Easter journey draws near, and another year passes where Sovereignty and Treaty are not yet realised, I am again drawn to reflect on our Uniting Church malaga (hereafter – journey). What does it mean to really walk together as Second Peoples, committed and willing
Close the Gap 2021
Investing in solutions led by First Peoples key to Closing the Gap As communities across Australia mark National Close the Gap Day, leaders of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), the Uniting Church and UnitingCare Australia have come together to call for enduring reforms to support self-determination and tangible outcomes for First Peoples.