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.
It’s been a good Assembly. There’s been very respectful listening.
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 the report is based on the 1997 resolution
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.
The Uniting Church in Australia has been unable to achieve consensus on a proposal to amend regulations regarding eldership and church councils.
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.
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.
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.
The 14th Uniting Church Assembly will be talking about marriage when it meets in Perth this month. BRUCE MULLAN explores some of the issues.
The Uniting Church in Australia has been committed to being a multicultural Church for the past 30 years.
By DEVANANDAN ANANDARAJAN
On 23 May the Glen Waverley Uniting Church was in full colour.
The payday lending industry has boomed in Australia in less than two decades. Today more than 1.1 million Australians take out a short-term loan each year.
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