Moderator of the Uniting Church in WA, Rev Ken Williams, has welcomed discussion about values in politics, pointing to Prime Minister Gillard’s honesty about her lack of religious belief as “a sign of a healthy respect for diversity in our community.” Continue reading
Established in 2004, the Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty Awards aim to recognise young Australians between the ages of 16 and 30 who are making a contribution to the eradication of poverty, locally, nationally or internationally. Continue reading
Are you a Calendar person, or do you prefer to carry around a diary? The Media and Communications team would like to know what you prefer as they prepare either a Uniting Church Calendar or a Uniting Church Diary. In 2010, we published a diary, and we believe that it’s a great item for sparking conversation about the church. But maybe you live out of your phone, and you would be more likely to buy a calendar to hang on the wall. So please let us know which is the better option by voting in our poll just below.
The General Secretary of the Church of North India, Rev. Dr Enos Das Pradhan, has called for the support of the Uniting Church in Australia in combating the shocking crimes of sex trafficking and child labour in north-east India. Continue reading
Asylum seekers are people in need of care and not to be feared, say Australian Churches.
At the recent National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) triennial Forum, the Churches affirmed the Australian Government’s right and responsibility to ensure legitimate border protection but also expressed grave concern over the treatment of asylum seekers. Continue reading
After UnitingWorld’s Rev. John Barr returned from visiting the war-torn north of Sri Lanka in June, he described his journey as one of the most challenging and confronting trips he has ever experienced. Here is his reflection. Continue reading
With the Federal Election fast approaching, UnitingWorld encourages Uniting Church members throughout Australia to take action in their local communities to campaign for poverty alleviation, for justice for developing countries that struggle to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change and for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Continue reading
The ABC recently launched its new Religion and Ethics portal. Scott Stephens, a Uniting Church minister with a strong background in theology, philosophy, ethics, and public affairs, will be its editor. Continue reading
The Uniting Church in Australia has called on politicians running for election to share their vision for Australia and not to limit their discussions to cheap populism and slogans. Continue reading
Today is a truly significant day for this, our Uniting Church congregation in Gingin as it celebrates the 140th Anniversary of this church building, and gives thanks for more than 150 years of Christian witness and service in this place.