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.
Book Review of 'Anaditj' by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion
Follow the road your ancestors tookAdnyamathanha woman, theologian and Uniting Church minister Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion has released her second book, Anaditj.It will be launched online by Common Grace on Tuesday 8th June. Rev Dr Aunty Denise Champion is to be inducted into the role of Aboriginal Theologian in Residence at Uniting College. The service
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.
Day of Mourning stories
Truth-telling, lament and relationship Written by Stuart McMillan, Assembly Consultant Covenanting “Our stories and family lines entwine across seas, lands and skies ….” Grace Williams, Artist, Leprena Centre, UAICC Tasmania On 24 January 2021, Uniting Churches and agencies across the country marked the Uniting Church in Australia’s annual Day of Mourning in creative and meaningful
Take part in a Day of Mourning Service
Take part in a Day of Mourning ServiceUniting Church communities across the country are preparing to mark a Day of Mourning on Sunday 24 January to stand with and affirm Australia’s First Peoples in their journey of survival.The Day of Mourning is an annual observance in the Uniting Church to reflect on the effects of