Continuing Education Opportunities 2014

A catalog of about 30 Continuing Education events in 2014 has been released by the Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership. In a letter, Bev Fabb, CEDAL chairperson , encouraged ministers to consider developing a Continuing Education Plan for the year based on courses availablee in WA, interstate and overseas. The listing was made in line with Assembly’s Season of Teaching and Learning. Details may be found in  2014 cont ed catalog (2). To register for CEDAL’s special events, please go to 2014 REGISTRATION special events or email Sophie at s.lizaresbodegon@murdoch.edu.au.

Week of Prayer and Fasting for Indigenous Justice Underway

 

Members of the Uniting Church in Australia begin a week of prayer and fasting for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders today.

The week includes a public prayer vigil on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra at 10.30am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Individual congregations around the country are also conducting related services and activities, under the banner ‘A Destiny Together’, up until Sunday 23 March. Continue reading

Church demands action on indefinite Indigenous detainees

 

Leaders of the Uniting Church across Australia have called for immediate action from state, territory and federal governments, after revelations that at least 30 Aboriginal Australians are being held in indefinite detention without trial or conviction.

“The predicament of Rosie Anne Fulton and others is nothing short of a national tragedy,” said Uniting Church in Australia President, Rev Prof Andrew Dutney in response to revelations on the ABC’s Lateline.

“A person who is unfit to stand trial belongs in care, not in a prison. This is an outrageous failure of our duty of care as a nation that we have allowed these most vulnerable people to languish in prisons without charge or conviction. Continue reading

Uniting Church offers sactuary for all child asylum seekers on Christmas Island

The Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Australian Government to offer sanctuary for all children without parents currently held on Christmas Island.

The Church’s offer was prompted by information that children without parents being detained on Christmas Island have been scheduled for imminent deportation to offshore facilities on Nauru. Continue reading