The US-Australia refugee deal has commenced this week, with 22 men from Manus Island flying to the US to begin their new life. However, those not accepted in intake will remain in limbo on Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
More than 30 South Sudanese Uniting Church members from Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne were united in faith and a joyful love of God at their national gathering in Melbourne over the weekend (22-24 September).
Approximately nine dogs and three cats came together in a rare moment of unity at the annual Blessing of the Animals service.
AS I prepare this review, the Coalition government’s same-sex marriage postal survey is entering its second week.
The Australian Christian Lobby, led by Lyle Shelton, is presently staging a ‘no’ campaign launch in Adelaide, the City of Churches.
Moderator Sharon Hollis has asked Uniting Church members to pray for people affected by the devastating earthquake in Mexico.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings and sparking fires across the capital and neighbouring towns.
Moderator Sharon Hollis has written to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to ask that he reconsider deporting Sheryil Allen, a 50-year-old woman with autism, and her 80-year-old mother Florence Allen to India, which would mean leaving behind the rest of their family in Australia.
The Korean War caused a deep wound to all Koreans. More than 10 million people were scattered all over the country and, since all means of communication were cut off, the war-dispersed families had no way to verify whereabouts of their missing relatives.
Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has urged the Australian Government to take a lead in efforts to end the brutal violence against the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
“The Australian Government must urgently work alongside the international community to halt what is justifiably being described as the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority by military forces,” Mr McMillan said.
Synod employee Jacqueline Vanderholt writes about her sister Sheryil who faces deportation from Australia.
Sheryil was born 28 July 1967; she was the fourth in the family of six kids. Mum and Dad were so brave to have two more kids after Sheryil.
More than 410,000 Rohingya have been driven out of the country by military forces and into refugee camps at the Bangladeshi border.