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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A dead hand on the heart

National leaders of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress have lamented the Federal Government’s failure to embrace greater national representation for First Peoples.

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Do not walk away from Manus refugees, says UCA President

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has called on the Australian Government to ensure the safety of refugees on Manus Island upon the closure of the main detention facility on Tuesday 31 October.

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Lay people living faith

Lay people have been providing leadership in mission and ministry within local congregations and their wider communities in SA since 1836. A new book explores the history of lay leadership and ministry in the Uniting Church SA and its preceding denominations.

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Generating ideas for ageing and wellness

The deadline for applications for the 40th Anniversary Ageing & Wellness Grants have been extended to 30 March 2018. This article includes information about the grants, in addition to ideas for activities and initiatives that could be implemented through this program.

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Standing Committee Meeting – October update

New Times online will now feature brief summaries of Standing Committee meetings to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting. This update refers to the recent October 2017 meeting.