We are part of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) and are committed to a ministry of reconciliation through worship, witness and service. In the spirit of uniting we commit:
(From the Inaugural Address to the Nation at the founding of the Uniting Church on June 22, 1977)
We exist to worship of God, to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, to promote Christian fellowship, to nurture believers in the Christian faith, to engage in mission, to assist in human development and towards the improvement of human relationships, to meet human need through charitable and other services and to do such other things as may be required in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
The Uniting Church Western Australia is actively involved in pursuing matters of social and economic justice, human rights, peace and the environment. For more information, visit the Social Justice Unit.
The Uniting Church is committed to flourishing as a multi-cultural and inter-cultural church. In 1985, the Uniting Church Assembly made the declaration “We are a multicultural church.” We continue on our journey to fully realise what it means to be a multicultural church, living faith and life cross-culturally. For more information, visit our Multi-cultural and Inter-cultural Ministry page.
The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress
The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) was formed in 1985 as the Indigenous arm of the UCA. The UAICC is dedicated to seeking the spiritual, physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In 2007, the Beananging Kwuurt Institute (BKI) was formally recognised as an Aboriginal community service organisation of the Uniting Church in WA to bring hope and a fresh heart to Aboriginal people in the WA community.
The Covenant between the Uniting Church and the Uniting Aboriginal & Islander Christian Congress
On July 10 1994, a covenant was signed by the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) National Assembly.
The covenant recognises that strengthening this relationship is not the responsibility of one or the other, but is an agreement that both the Uniting Church and Congress will work together to bring about justice and forgiveness.
The Uniting Church is strongly committed to professional and ethical standards.
Our additional commitment to these professional standards emerged in response to the issues of sexual misconduct within the church. A whole section of Regulations is now devoted to this. All Ministers in placement and all retired Ministers who are active in ministry are expected to follow a Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics was recently revised to provide a ‘Code of Ethics Ministry Practice for Ministers’ and a ‘Code of Conduct for Lay Leaders’. This currently requires participation in a three-hour Ethical Ministry Seminar which the Presbytery provides once every six months.
For more information about professional and ethical standards you can contact:
Rev Dr Anne Wright
Director of Education and Formation
Email: [email protected].
Phone: (08) 9260 8260
We are also entrusted to provide a safe church environment. We believe that each one of us is precious to God and that in following Jesus’ example we are called to care for each other, especially when we are vulnerable. For more information about safe church and its training programs, visit Safe Church.