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Culture

State-sanctioned child abuse

In this opinion piece, Rhanee Tsetsakos, an Adnyamathanha woman from the Northern Flinders Ranges, writes about the abuse at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre that was aired on ABC’s "Four Corners" on Monday 25 July.

News

A crucial inquiry into the abuse of young people in detention

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has welcomed the recent decision to conduct a royal commission into juvenile detention in NT after horrific footage of abuse in Don Dale Youth Detention Centre was aired on ABC's "Four Corners".

Culture

Promoting partnerships with PROK

The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea and the Uniting Church SA have been building relationships with one another for over 25 years. This partnership continues to provide opportunities for mutual learning, particularly through visits - including one in November 2016.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Mark 12:29-31, and encourages readers to remember our call to love God and one another, even when swept up by the busyness of daily life.

Faith

Developing disciples at church camps

Church camps are important events for developing discipleship in young people. With the Uniting Church SA's KCO and SAYCO events fast approaching, now is the time for leaders to start preparing ways to connect campers with faith.

Family

Intergenerational play at Playford

Playford Uniting Church held their third annual family camp in Ankara in May this year. Mike Wardrop reflects on the significance of intergenerational events like this in the mission and ministry of the church.

Culture

Five things to click this week

Interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that might be of interest to the Uniting Church SA community.

Culture

Community connections at Cherry Gardens

A newly finished building project at Cherry Gardens Uniting Church will help the congregation to reflect on their heritage and connect with community into the future.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's brief reflection looks at the story of Martha and Mary, particularly Jesus' words “there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part” (Luke 10:38-42).

Culture

Generosity in a small town

Owen Community Church recently held an event for locals affected by the November 2015 Pinery bushfire. Organised by the Owen Women's Christian Fellowship, the event garnered support and gifts from congregations and communities across Australia.

News

Prayers for South Sudan

In the wake of recent violence in South Sudan, UnitingWorld has shared a call for prayer from a member of our church partner, the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on winter and times of rest, drawing on Jesus' words in Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Family

One boy's big heart

This article tells the story of four-year old Noah, a compassionate boy seeking to help those without homes. Empowered, encouraged and supported by his local community, Noah put his young faith in action to raise awareness and funds at a very special event.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on excess baggage and travelling lightly.

News

Prayers in the shadow of violence

The past month has seen violent attacks occur in locations across the world, many of which have been tied to the Islamic State - most recently, the attack in Baghdad, Iraq. Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer offers a reflection on these recent acts of violence. Updated 05/07/16.