The President of the Uniting Church, Dr Deidre Palmer, has joined other church leaders in calling the Federal Government’s failure to meet its own goals on reducing First Peoples’ disadvantage “a serious humanitarian crisis”.
By Rose Broadstock
“Keeping this going is going to put me in an early grave!”
This disturbing comment recently came from a congregational member exhausted from continual responsibility for arranging or leading worship.
Members of the Uniting Church in Australia continue to be actively involved in assisting communities ravaged by the current bushfires.
Our Synod has a number of ministers who have been specially trained as members of the Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry and they have been busy supporting those in need almost from the moment the first fire materialised.
Please find below an updated pastoral letter from the UCA Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Moderator Denise Liersch.
Dear friends in Christ,
As the fires keep raging across the east and north east of Victoria and in other states, I invite us all to keep the people and communities of those regions in our minds, hearts and prayers....
On 15 December, the historic Wesley Church in Melbourne’s CBD will welcome worshippers for the first time since early February – and for project transition officer Leonie Barber that really will be something to sing about.
By David Southwell
As fires continue to ravage the eastern states of Australia, the defence of life and property often falls to brave and dedicated volunteers.
Often such volunteers in rural areas are drawn from the pews of the local church and that is certainly the case in the East Gippsland town of Bairnsdale.
Retired UCA minister Rev Dr John Evans was attacked by a carjacker who threatened him with a replica gun before stealing his vehicle on Monday, 18 November.
Name-calling and denial from our political leaders fails those suffering from the predictable effects of catastrophic global warming, a conference on the religious response to the climate emergency has heard.
Professor Lesley Hughes, of the Climate Council, told the inaugural Australian Religious Response to Climate Change conference that even conservative scientific predictions foresaw the likelihood of the unprecedented ...
Pilgrim Theological College farewelled 44 students at a ceremonial service on 31 October.
Twenty one were able to attend the ceremony at the Centre for Theology and Ministry where they were recognised for completing, or almost completing, a variety of awards. Six were exiting candidates for ministry.
UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety as an important step towards combatting ageism and recognising the inherent value and potential of each individual.
Members of the Presbyterian Church of Korea kicked off their 10-day tour of Australia with a visit to the Centre for Theology and Ministry on 4 October.
The group of about 30, which includes PCK’s Moderator and General Secretary, is in Australia to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the first Australian Mission to Korea.
The Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has made a submission to the Federal Government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill.
UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer said the Uniting Church supported the Government’s efforts to improve protections against religious discrimination for all people in Australia.