A delegation of ecumenical women leaders in Canberra have spoken out in support of female political representation and leadership while also urging MPs to increase foreign aid and end the offshore detention of children.
From Friday, September 21, the Uniting Church (UCA) will be the first of the three major Australian Christian denominations to endorse same-sex marriage, and thus the first to offer gay and lesbian Christians the option of a church ceremony.
Uniting AgeWell has joined with UnitingCare Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia in welcoming the federal government’s royal commission into the aged care sector.
This follows Monday night’s Four Corners report on the treatment of the elderly in residential care centres.
It was the students’ turn to set the agenda away from their normal teachers and textbooks at a schools’ justice day held earlier this month.
Appropriately enough for a collection that includes John Wesley’s spectacles, Queen’s College is asking for artefacts that will help see the early Methodists with fresh eyes.
Wesley’s glasses along with commemorative plates and cups, porcelain statues and original letters can be found in a dedicated room under the Queen’s College library in Parkville.
Crosslight took home three awards at the 2018 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) conference in Brisbane.
The annual awards, presented on 7 September, recognise excellence in religious journalism and publishing in Australia and New Zealand.
Rev Swee-Ann Koh’s article on racism in the church was awarded gold for Best Opinion/Editorial, with the judges commending the piece for its ...
UCA PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK STATEMENT
Almost 40 weeks have now passed since the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse handed its final report to the Australian government.
The Uniting Church has joined more than 30 faith-based organisations and businesses in support of the Modern Slavery Bill 2018.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the signatories welcomed the Bill as a significant step in the fight against modern slavery, labelling it “a watershed moment for Australia”.
If a child or young person told you they were being abused, would you know what to do?
National Child Protection Week, held from 2 to 7 September, is a reminder of how important it is to remain vigilant and informed about child safety.
When Eloise Wellings runs she often has much more on her mind than best times or even Olympic glory.
Not only is she an elite long-distance runner, representing Australia in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, she’s also a founding director of the Love Mercy Foundation, which helps northern Ugandans live empowered lives.
The dedication of Victorian Synod Archives volunteers has been recognised with an award from Museums Australia.
Synod records manager Graham Hawtin, synod archivist Dr Jenny Bars and volunteer Joan Hammonds were presented with the 2018 Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing at the awards night hosted by Melbourne Museum in late August.
The Uniting Church in Australia has today published an additional marriage liturgy that will allow same-gender couples to get married in Uniting Churches from Friday 21 September 2018.
The liturgy was approved by the Assembly Standing Committee which met in Sydney from 24-26 August.
The publication of the Uniting Church in Australia Additional Marriage Liturgy (2018) follows the decision ...