Period of Discernment booklet 2014

A new version of the Period of Discernment (POD) is now available. The booklet provides information on the value and processes of a POD for members as they seek to discern God’s will for their lives. The POD is a gift of the Uniting Church to all its members. Published by the Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership (CEDAL), the booklet is designed for use within the Synod of Western Australia. 2014-Period-of-Discernment-booklet

West Australian Church Groups say: “Renewables not Uranium, Minister!”


Church groups in Western Australia have called upon the Hon Bill Marmion, Mines and Petroleum Minister to embrace renewable energies instead of thinking of uranium as the fuel of the future. The group said Mr Marmion’s recent comment was ill-informed and dangerous. All of the groups have expressed deep and abiding concerns about the social and environmental costs of uranium mining and the nuclear industry into which Western Australia’s uranium would be sent.

Spokesperson for the group Rosemary Hudson Miller, Associate General Secretary Justice and Mission, Uniting Church in Western Australia said, “Nuclear technologies that utilise non-renewable resources such as uranium, while at the same time producing toxic by-products that have been proven to interfere with human and ecosystem health, are not a sustainable way of providing energy for human consumption. Renewable energy technologies need to be given primacy instead. Continue reading

WA churches and agencies offer to care for children in detention

The Acting Moderator, Rev Ken Williams joined with other church leaders this morning to offer care for families with children currently in immigration detention. Outside St Mary’s Cathedral Rev Williams stood in unison with The Anglican Archbishop of Perth, The Most Reverend Roger Herft, Salvation Army State Leader Major Wayne Pittaway and Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, SDB, Catholic Archbishop of Perth to make the announcement. On behalf of wide coalition of churches and agencies the four leaders offered an alternative to what they see as the damaging imprisonment of children.

To read their full media statement and a list of the supporting groups click here: Media Release – Children out of detention

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