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Standing Committee Meeting - February update

Standing Committee meeting updates are published to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting of the Committee. This update refers to the recent February 2018 meeting.

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Church speaks into religious review

The Uniting Church has affirmed its opposition to all forms of discrimination at a federal government hearing on religious freedom.

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A moment of healing

First and Second Peoples in the Uniting Church have marked the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations by calling for urgent action on sovereignty, treaty and Indigenous education.

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15th Assembly theme announced

President-Elect Dr Deidre Palmer recently announced the theme for the 15th Assembly – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope. Deidre explains why she chose this theme for the upcoming Assembly meeting and her three year term as President.

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Harley brings hope for healing

First Nations trauma expert Harley Eagle addressed members of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress at the 2018 National Conference held in Victoria from 13-18 January. Matt Pulford reports on the conference.

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Australia Day Honours for UCA members

Uniting Church members were among 895 awardees who received Australia Day Honours, including Norman Ginn from Adare Uniting Church in Victor Harbor.

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Talking treaty on Survival Day

In his 2018 Survival Day message, Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has called on state and federal governments to speed up negotiation of treaties that recognise Indigenous sovereignty.

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Religious freedom review deadline extended

An independent panel began its review of religious freedoms in Australia on 10 January 2018, and are accepting submissions from the public. This article includes further information about the review and a recent meeting of SA Christian leaders.

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Religious freedom review begins

Led by former Liberal frontbencher Philip Ruddock, an independent panel will meet on 10 January to begin its review of whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom.

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Solidarity with African youth

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan and South Sudanese church leaders, Rev Amel Manyon (pictured) and Pastor Moses Leth, speak out about recent political and media commentary on African young people.

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Standing Committee Meeting – December update

Standing Committee meeting updates are published to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting of the Committee. This update refers to the recent December 2017 meeting.

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Royal Commission hands down final report

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has urged Church members to help ensure the Church’s commitments to child safety are honoured as a result of the landmark inquiry.