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 CIRCLE ADVOCATE ALISON OVEREEM
Circle Panel Members
The Panel Members for this Circle are Tim Molineux, Nathan Tyson, Joy Han, Jennie Gordon, Seung Jae Yeon, Michelle Cook and Stephanie Teh
NAIDOC 2020 Stories
STORIESINTRODUCTIONMark Kickett and Deidre PalmerSTORIES OF COUNTRYIn this video series called Yarta Wandatha Rev. Dr Aunty Denise Champion shares stories of the Adnyamathanha people and their connection to the land.Filmed on Adnyamathanha country in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia in 2016, Aunty Denise retells the stories she was told as a young girl. She…
No room for racism
No room for racismA second webinar exploring the implications of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement for the Australian context will take place with Uniting Church members this Sunday 25 October. Register here. More than 100 people participated in the first webinar with UCA members from across the country taking time to reflect meaningfully on the…
Truth and Justice in the Pacific
UAICC National Executive member Alison Overeem at the 2019 President’s Conference in Fiji. The Australian Government’s Pacific Step-Up initiative aims to change the way Australia engages in the Pacific region, strengthening partnerships and enhancing commitments to help address the challenges facing Pacific people. UnitingWorld has been consulting with Pacific partners and the Pacific Conference of Churches…
Reconciliation Week 2020
National Reconcilation WeekThe Assembly Resourcing Unit has produced a National Reconciliation Week resource for 2020.The resource includes reflections from UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer and Interim National Chairperson of UAICC Pr Mark Kickett, and endorses the Reconciliation Sunday material produced by Tarlee Leondaris, Covenanting Officer at the Synod of South Australia.2020 is a year of significant…