Assembly overview

By NIGEL TAPP Some within the Uniting Church would deride the triennial Assembly gathering as a bit of talkfest.

Asylum seeker support

The 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church has demanded that the Australian Government adopt policies which genuinely seek to support rather than demonise asylum seekers and refugees

Marriage proposal requires more consideration

Rev Alastair Macrae introduced the Doctrine Working Group’s The theology of marriage and same-gender relationships within the Uniting Church report to the Assembly, noting that th

Special Circumstances

Any synod seeking to evoke Special Circumstances in the future will be bound by a clear and prescribed process of consultation following a decision of the Assembly.

No consensus on eldership proposal

The Uniting Church in Australia has been unable to achieve consensus on a proposal to amend regulations regarding eldership and church councils.

Justice Peter McClellan speaks at Assembly

Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Justice Peter McClellan, speaks to the 14th Triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church.

Foreign aid

Rob Floyd, national director of UnitingWorld The Uniting Church in Australia has encouraged Church members to advocate strongly for increases in government overseas aid funding.

Singing from the same hymn book

By DEB BENNETT One of the perks of working for Crosslight is that we can venture out of our office to visit churches throughout the synod.

Marriage proposal

The 14th Uniting Church Assembly will be talking about marriage when it meets in Perth this month. BRUCE MULLAN explores some of the issues.