The Journey of the Covenant

In 2007, the Uniting Church Assembly published Building Partnerships: A guide to covenant renewal with Indigenous people throughout the Uniting Church in Australia. The booklet provides a resource for Uniting Church congregations and groups to consider the covenantal relationship in their governance and activities.

It states: “In choosing to enter a covenant relationship, the Congress and the Uniting Church have acknowledged that the way forward for building relationships between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians is through equal partnership, no longer tied to colonial or paternalistic ideas or policies.”

To read more about Building Partnerships or to find out how you can order copies of the booklet, visit

To find out more about the covenanting journey in WA contact Beananging Kwuurt Institute on 9350 9973 or email Rev Sealin Garlett, chairperson, at or Neville Campbell at