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Urgent action needed to protect lives in Afghanistan

The Uniting Church in Australia has joined others in calling on the Australian Government to show leadership and compassion in its response to the Afghanistan crisis.

The Assembly is one of more than 300 organisations who have signed a letter to all Federal MPs and Senators urging them to take seven practical actions to help provide safety for those fleeing the danger, including additional settlement places for Afghan refugees and permanent protection for those in Australia.

“We hold in our prayers the people of Afghanistan who long for peace after decades of armed conflict, and we pray for the safety and security of all Afghan people in this latest crisis,” said UCA President Rev Sharon Hollis.

Taking the Pulse of the UCA for the future

The Act2 project continues its work taking the pulse of the Uniting Church as together we consider the shape of our future. Read about opportunities to be involved from now until the end of 2021, including reflecting on the feedback so far, taking part in consultations and reflecting on our identity as the UCA.

National Day of Prayer for those impacted by COVID

This Sunday 22 August Uniting Church members are invited to join together in a National Day of Prayer, both lamenting together and sharing God's hope for communities and people impacted by COVID-19.
We share a collection of prayers from Uniting Church members and some of our Church partners whose communities are suffering from the pandemic. 

Discipleship gets Messy

Since its introduction to Australia in 2010, Messy Church has thrived as a creative, practical model for local congregations and communities seeking to nurture faith and build relationships across generations. As we continue our series on being an Integenerational Church, we look at how Messy Church is growing disciples through creativity and connection.

Are you engaging in Church digitally?

The Church In the Digital Age Task Group has been asked to identify the critical theological, pastoral and practical issues related to the worship, witness and service of the Uniting Church in Australia raised by the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. They are seeking your input.

Take part in Child Safe Week 5-11 September

UCA President Rev Sharon Hollis has shared a message encouraging UCA congregations to mark Child Safe Week from 5-11 September. Find out the fun and informative ways to get involved.

Opportunity for emerging ecumenical leaders

The Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) is a month-long ecumenical formation and online training program organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) to train emerging ecumenical leaders aged 25-35 years from member CCA churches.
Applications close on 15 September 2021. 

Principal - Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, Adelaide

Uniting College SA seeks an enthusiastic, gifted leader for the role of Principal who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for the College and inspire and empower the College to develop effective leaders within the church.
Chaplain - Cornish College, Victoria

Cornish College in Melbourne seeks an experienced Chaplain to minister to and be responsible for Christian leadership within the Cornish College community.
  • The people of Afghanistan and the Afghan community in Australia who seek peace, security and a safe future.
  • Defence force personnel and retired veterans who served in Afghanistan.
  • All those impacted by COVID-19 here in Australia and across the world as we mark more than 200 million cases globally and 4.4 million deaths. 
  • Our leaders navigating the response to the pandemic, health workers caring for the sick and those providing care and support to the most vulnerable. 
  • Families and communities engaged in Messy Church in the UCA and beyond.
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