Uniting Church Welcomes Apology

MEDIA RELEASE

26 September 2013

The Uniting Church in Western Australia welcomes the apology offered last night in the WA State Parliament for the death of John Pat, 16, who died from head injuries 30 years ago in a police cell in Roebourne, Western Australia.  On the 30th anniversary of his death the apology motion was moved by Mr Ben Wyatt MLA. It offered Mrs Mavis Pat and her family an apology for the untimely death of her son. Continue reading

Interfaith Pre School Project – Methodist Church in Sri Lanka

In 2012 the Uniting Church in Australia entered into a partnership agreement with the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka.  It is envisioned that this partnership becomes part of a century-old tradition of relations with overseas churches and that it would develop into a genuine, deep, responsible and long-lasting relationship. While entered into at the national level, this partnership aims towards creating transformed local communities where peace and justice reign, pointing people to hope and life in Jesus Christ. We seek to transform communities and ourselves in the process.  At our recent Annual Presbytery/Synod meeting the church agreed to build on this support, exploring concrete steps by which this agreement could be lived out.  The decision was made to support the Interfaith Pre-school program run by our partner church in the North East District of Sri Lanka. Continue reading

Living a New Way

As the community of the Annual Meeting of the Presbytery and Synod of the Uniting Church in Western Australia, members of the Synod shared in a time of worship and communion to begin their second day of business.

The congregation sang, prayed and shared the bread and wine of Christ as God’s community, during the service led by Rev Ron Larkin, moderator of the Uniting Church in WA, and Rev Elenie Poulos, national director, UnitingJustice Australia. Continue reading

New religion courses offer wider training

Murdoch University has announced its exciting new courses in religion, to begin in 2014.

Alex Jensen, senior lecturer in Systematic Theology at the School of Arts, Murdoch, explained the new courses at the Annual Meeting of the Presbytery and Synod, whose members are meeting in Fremantle over the weekend of 14-15 September to discuss the business and life of the church. Continue reading

Thank God for Donald and Christine Nicholas

The Synod thanked God for Christine Nicholas’ long service to the church of almost 30 years, especially her commitment, leadership and passion in providing faith-based programs to people with a disability as a staff member of Crossroads since 1997.  Since 2001, Christine has directed the growth of Crossroads with new, innovative and high quality programs that promote ‘wellness’ and the opportunity for social inclusion. Continue reading