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Culture

Supporting Syrian education

With increasing numbers of refugees fleeing the Syrian and Iraqi humanitarian crisis, Uniting Church congregations in Australia and UnitingWorld partners overseas are emphasising the importance of education, particularly for refugee children living in limbo in Lebanon.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Isaiah 43:18-19: Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?"

News

Marking 40 years of the UCA

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney reflects on the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia and the distinctive contribution it continues to make.

Culture

Crisis in South Sudan

This Refugee Week (18-24 June), Rev Amel Manyon is asking Uniting Church members to reflect on what being a refugee means and the poor conditions being faced by many across the world – in their own countries and in those where they seek refuge.

Faith

A message from the President

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has released a special message to mark the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia, which falls on Thursday 22 June, 2017.

Culture

Over 200 years of community service

UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little shares her thoughts on the Uniting Church 40th anniversary and the long history of community service in Australia.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on how fear sometimes holds people back from spreading the Gospel message.

News

With courage let us all combine

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan says the federal government’s decision to award $70 million in compensation to asylum seekers kept in offshore detention has once again shown what a moral failure the policy has been.

Faith

A movement for the fearless

A desire to raise up future generations of Christian leaders has led Andy and Lochie Hogarth to think outside the box - and propelled the birth of the new Fearless Youth and Fearless Leaders initiative.

Culture

Making moves at Meadows

Meadows Uniting Church is a small country faith community with a big vision – to see the church become a community centre where people from the local community can be encouraged and ministered to, and have their needs met.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on refugees and asylum seekers. Refugee Week 2017 will be held from Sunday 18 to Saturday 24 June.

Faith

Prophetic partnership

A new Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress faith community will launch in Adelaide's south on Sunday 11 June. Sean Weetra, one of the people driving the launch, talks to New Times about his hope and vision for the community.

Culture

Reconciliation support at Strathalbyn

Helen Stacey Bunton and Freda Jaadawa Mills reflect on the two moving community events held by St Andrews Strathalbyn Uniting Church, the Strath Neighbourhood Centre and the Aboriginal Reference Group for Reconciliation Week in 2017.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on being overlooked, finding a place in the world and Psalm 8:5.

News

The long road to reconciliation

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan shares his thoughts and reflections this Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), urging all Uniting Church members to think about what they can do to bring about reconciliation.