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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
On 4 August communities across Australia will mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – a day to celebrate First Nations children and their right to grow up strong in culture and spirit. The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), UnitingCare Australia and Uniting Church in Australia Assembly have joined this celebration reaffirming
Assembly Covenant Action Plan
Living the Covenant: Assembly Covenant Action PlanAs we begin NAIDOC Week 2021, the Uniting Church Assembly launches its first Covenant Action Plan (ACAP) – a strategic and practical framework which gives shape to our commitment as a national church to walk together as First and Second Peoples. This week also marks 27 years since the
From safe to brave: National Reconciliation Week 2021
The Uniting Church Assembly is encouraging UCA members and congregations to mark and take part in National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June. The theme this year is “Reconciliation takes action” and we invite you think about concrete actions you can take, and to mark the week in worship with the resource prepared by Tarlee
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