Keeping laws robust to fight racism


The Uniting Church has told a parliamentary inquiry into free speech that it is more vital than ever to keep strong laws against racial vilification.

UnitingJustice Australia National Director Elenie Poulos and Dr Mark Zirnsak of the Justice and International ...

What binds us together

According to Rev Gordon Bannon, a gathering in a small town country church can have big things to say to the increasingly fractured wider world about bringing people of different faiths together.

The Uniting Church Loddon Mallee minister spoke at the multifaith ...

Sharing of a tissue – Bourke St pauses as memorial removed

Uniting Church representatives were on hand for the solemn task of taking away the hundreds of flowers, cards and toys that expressed an outpouring of community grief and support following the random running down of pedestrians in Bourke St Mall earlier ...

Pregnant refugee at risk in Nauru

The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is calling on the federal government to immediately admit a pregnant refugee on Nauru to an Australian hospital.

According to doctors on the island, the 35-year-old woman from Kuwait is facing life-threatening pregnancy complications and her ...

Is it time to change the date?

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Since 1994, Australia Day has been celebrated nationally on 26 January, the day when white settlers first arrived in Australia.

But for many Indigenous Australians, it is a day that marks the dispossession, ...

Celebrating Survival on 26 January

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has issued a Survival Day message calling on all Australians to show respect and honour for First Peoples on 26 January 2017.

“Our heritage as a nation began long before 1788. ...

Top honour for Alistair Macrae

By Penny Mulvey

Congratulations to Rev Alistair Macrae and eight other members of the VicTas synod who have been honoured with awards in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

The former President and Moderator has been named an Officer of the Order ...

Putting theory into practice

Bachelor of Social Work students are getting the chance to learn and develop outside the classroom by doing six-month placements at Uniting AgeWell Manor Lakes Community .

Manor Lakes Care Manager Kimberley Briggs said the Community wanted to provide students with a ...

Fighter for justice moves on

After 16 years of service and leadership in human rights advocacy, Rev Elenie Poulos will step down as National Director of UnitingJustice Australia.

A prominent public voice on human rights issues, Ms Poulos has played a vital role shaping the Uniting ...