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News

Changes to Australian marriage laws

A pastoral statement from the President of the Uniting Church in Australia in regards to the change in Australian marriage law.

Culture

Christmas is a time for giving

UnitingCare organisations have been collaborating with community groups, churches, schools, businesses and individuals to help brighten Christmas for people in need through the UnitingCare and Target Christmas Appeal.

News

Taking the reins at Westminster

Westminster School, a Uniting Church coeducational day and boarding school established in 1961, has welcomed Simon Shepherd as its sixth principal. In this article, Simon shares his hopes for Westminster students and graduates.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection asks readers to take a moment to truly consider the reason Christ was born.

News

A gesture of solidarity

On Sunday 26 November, a number of Uniting Churches joined faith communities across Australia to stand in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island following their forced removal from the decommissioned detention centre.

News

Rallying against nuclear waste

Uniting Church and Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leaders will gather with Indigenous peoples and other members of the community for the Don't Dump on SA Rally on Saturday 2 December.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses Advent and what Christians mean when they talk about "hope".

Faith

Why Defence chaplains carry Bibles, not guns

Whether on the front line with Australian troops or working with military personnel and their families, Defence Force chaplains like Uniting Church minister Rev Charles Vesely are a potent reminder that the end state of conflict is always peace.

Faith

Prayers for the Presbytery & Synod meeting

All Uniting Church members are encouraged to pray for those attending the upcoming Presbytery and Synod meeting, which will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church from 23-25 November.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on waiting and the wisdom of God's timing.

News

Marriage discussions continue

On Wednesday 15 November, the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey were announced - 61.6% (7.82 million) “yes” to 38.4% (4.87 million) “no”. This article looks at the continuing conversations about marriage taking place in the Uniting Church.

Faith

A ‘divine miracle’

At 10 years old, Paul Aleu Dau walked 2,400 kilometres from Sudan to Ethiopia to escape civil war. He came to Australia as a refugee. This month, he was ordained as Uniting Church minister. Read more about Paul's amazing story and recent ordination.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on being awake and alert to the needs of those around us.

News

UCA leaders release pastoral statement

The Uniting Church President and the Moderators of each Uniting Church Synod have released a pastoral statement related to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, the results of which will be released on Wednesday 15 November.

Faith

The setting sun

Pastor Paul Glazbrook reflects on his past four years of service as Patrol Minister for the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in South Australia. He is due to conclude his time in this role at the end of 2017.