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Our Vision for a Just Australia: just, inclusive and courageous

In her first week as President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev Sharon Hollis has launched the updated "Our Vision for a Just Australia" statement.

With many still suffering the impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, Rev Hollis says the vision statement reminds us that we are called by Christ to build communities of justice, equality, reconciliation and love.

"The pandemic has shown us what can be achieved when we have the courage to take measures that are designed to protect all people. It has demonstrated that we are stronger as a nation when we care for those most vulnerable and at the margins of society."

The document is a resource for conversations, reflection, advocacy and collaboration.

Highlights of the 16th Assembly

If you haven't caught up with all the news of 16th Assembly meeting, read this summary about all the key moments.
Thank you to all 16th Assembly Members and the wider Uniting Church for joining the meeting either on the portal or online and for all your prayerful support.

Celebrating women in leadership in the Uniting Church

As the Uniting Church continues to celebrate the installation of Rev Sharon Hollis as President of the Assembly and the election of Rev Charissa Suli as President-Elect, Rev Dr John Squires writes of the long history of women's leadership at all levels in the UCA and its predecessor churches.

Welcome Boost for COVID-19 Emergency Relief

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an additional $8.9 million in funding for service providers to deliver Emergency and Food Relief in Greater Sydney and across Victoria to support those struggling in lockdown.
National Director Claerwen Little said the next challenge was to ensure every person in our community has equal and safe access to a vaccination.

Let's Yarn about our Intercultural Church

In recent weeks the Assembly has shared stories about the Intercultural life and ministry of the Uniting Church. Now you're invited to an online discussion with members of the Assembly Resourcing Unit to share your thoughts on what it looks like to live faith and life cross-culturally. Join us next Thursday 29 July, 7:30pm AEST.

Eight long years

19 July this year marked eight years since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat without a visa will never be settled in this country. Associate General Secretary Rob Floyd writes about what has unfolded since then, and the resources available for taking action.

Educator for Lifelong Learning - Uniting Mission and Education, Sydney

Uniting Mission and Education invites applications for the position of Educator for Lifelong Learning, working collaboratively to support Presbyteries in their oversight of leadership development and lifelong learning.
Disaster Recovery Chaplain - Uniting Church Synod of WA

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Disaster Recovery Chaplain to join the Uniting Church Synod of WA, who will work closely with disaster affected communities and individuals across Western Australia.
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IN PRAYER FOR:
  • The people of Fiji and Indonesia as they grapple with COVID-19 outbreaks. For those who are sick or grieving loved ones, those plunged into poverty and those working to contain the spread. We pray particularly for our church partners who are working to provide for people’s needs, deliver messages of safety and provide pastoral care. 
  • Those in Australia impacted by the latest COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns. May we find ways to look out for and support one another. 
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