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News from the Uniting Church in SA and beyond.

South Australians invited to remember those on flight MH17

It was with great shock and sadness when the world first heard the news regarding the 298 people who lost their lives on Malaysian…

Uniting Church support for asylum seekers and refugees

A message from Uniting Church SA Moderator, Dr Deidre Palmer. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I am inspired by the passionate…

Mourning in the Evening

In response to the mounting grief and sorrow shown by Australians over the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, the Uniting…

Religious Leaders Protest through Peaceful Prayer Vigil for Asylum Seekers

Key South Australian religious leaders continue to sit and pray peacefully in the Mount Barker Electorate Office of Jamie Briggs…

Help Stop the Transfer of Refugees to Manus Island and Nauru

Want to make a difference towards the current treatment of refugees in Australia? This coming Tuesday Labor MPs will vote on…

Christians and Muslims Together

Christians and Muslims Together Venue: Pilgrim Uniting Church Date:    June 8th 2:30 – 4:30 PM Pilgrim Uniting Church is hosting…

South Australian Synod Elects New General Secretary

On Saturday 17 May a special meeting of the South Australian Synod of the Uniting Church was called to vote on the nomination…

UnitingCare Australia: Budget heavy lifting done by families, pensioners and young people

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said that this year’s Federal Budget falls short of its own ambition…

Pray for Solomon Islands

Uniting Church SA Moderator, Dr Deidre Palmer is encouraging people to pray for residents of the Solomon Islands and for the Pacific…

Royal Commission Begins in Adelaide March 17

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has begun and public hearings for victims are currently…

Uniting Church SA Moderator Gives Haigh's Chocolates Her Blessing

STOP THE TRAFFIK welcomes the announcement by Haigh’s Chocolates that its entire Easter range will be certified with UTZ certification.…

Week of Prayer and Fasting Begins

Members of the Uniting Church in Australia begin a week of prayer and fasting for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders…

Uniting Church offers sanctuary for all child asylum seekers on Christmas Island

The Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Australian Government to offer sanctuary for all children without parents currently…

Ongoing Concern for South Australia’s Inadequate Prison System

 The Uniting Church in South Australia will host a criminal justice forum in response to increased angst over the states prison…

APY Lands Dialysis Announcement

The Uniting Church in South Australia has welcomed the Liberal Party’s commitment to establish a permanent dialysis facility on…

We Are Not At War With Asylum Seekers

UnitingJustice Australia, the social justice policy and advocacy unit of the Uniting Church in Australia, is deeply concerned…

Prayer Resource for South Sudan

With conflict continuing to escalate in South Sudan, we invite the church to pray. There are two prayer resources available at…

Prayer for South Sudan

Dr Deidre Palmer, Moderator of the Uniting Church SA encourages prayer for the people of South Sudan and for the Sudanese community…

Statement from the Moderator - "Jesus was a Refugee" launch - 15 December, 2013

Below is the statement read by Dr Deidre Palmer, Moderator of the Uniting Church SA at the launch of "Jesus was a Refugee" The…

Sea of Blue Welcomes Asylum Seekers

The Uniting Church and its agency Uniting Communities is urging people to tie blue ribbons in public spaces across South Australia…

Pastoral Letter from Uniting Church SA Moderator re: CEO/General Secretary

Please find a Pastoral Letter from Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer regarding Rev Dr Graham Humphris release of placement. Pastoral…

Pastoral Letter from Uniting Church SA Moderator regarding support for the Philippines

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, A terrible humanitarian tragedy is growing in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan hit the…

Letter to the Government Regarding Asylum Seekers

The Refugee Council of Australia have published a letter addressed to the Prime Minister on the use of the term “illegal maritime…

New Moderator to be Installed

Dr Deidre Palmer will be installed as the next Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia at a special installation service…

President launches National Bushfires Appeal

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Rev. Professor Andrew Dutney has launched a national appeal to support those…

'Give Hope' Refugee and Asylum Seeker Campaign Launched

The 'Give Hope' campaign has been created to advocate for change towards the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. The…

World Suicide Awareness Day - Tuesday 10 September 2013

‘It’s time to talk’ about suicide. Death by suicide is almost double that of death by car accident in Australia. The world loses…

Food with a Mission: Red Dove Cafe at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2013

Come visit the Red Dove Cafe during the Royal Adelaide Show week September 6 – 14, 2013. The Red Dove Cafe is located near Sideshow…

A Call to Prayer for Syria

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed distress at reports of chemical weapons attacks in Syria earlier this week. President…

Australian Churches Unify to Celebrate Refugee and Migrant Sunday

Churches right across Australia will unify to celebrate Refugee and Migrant Sunday on the 25th of August. The Uniting Church…

New Times: Love is learning - August 2013 issue out now

New Times' August 2013 issue is in churches today and also available for reading online or as a PDF download. The Uniting Church…

In the media: Coromandel Valley showing grace to poster thief

Coromandel Valley Uniting Church has a write up in The Australian today about a $1000 poster having been stolen from their building. On…

What would Bonhoeffer do, Mr Rudd?

Reverend Professor Andrew Dutney's editorial on the PNG solution, as posted on the ABC's Religion and Ethics program.  What would…

In the media: Lunch with...Uniting Church of Australia president Andrew Dutney

The Advertiser has run a piece from a lunch appointment with Andrew Dutney in which they discuss offal, AFL matches on Good Friday…

In the media: Get back to basics for Easter, say Adelaide's church leaders

Rob Williams, the Moderator of the Uniting Church SA has been quoted in the Australian with other church leaders on their thoughts…

Media statement: Hoops for Hope

The Uniting Church in South Australia is participating in Hoops for Hope. The event, which takes place on World Aids day will…

In the media: Uniting Church ponders how to attract young folk

Adelaide Now has a story about the National Church Life Survey statistics and what they say about the demographics of Uniting…

In the media: Helping hands for rural mental health

Both the Stock Journal and West Cost Sentinel have stories about the recent 'Mental Health in the Bush' evening held as part of…

In the media: When death is your life

InDaily have run an article on the 13th Day Aboriginal Suicide forum. You can read the article which includes comments from Denise…

In the media: Generation none

Our World Today has a story from 'The 13th Day' Aboriginal suicide forum. It features inviews with Denise Champion (Covenanting…

October New Times

New Times October is in congregations today. The theme this month is Theodicy: asking questions of the greater purpose of suffering…

In the media: Wider suicide prevention focus urged

The ABC has presented two stories on the '13th Day' Aboriginal suicide prevention forum. The forum was presented by Suicide: it's…

Media statement: Uniting Church calls for changes to ASIO assessments

Following a High Court decision on the treatment of refugees who receive a negative security assesment, the Uniting Church Assembly…

Christmas Postcards available for order

The days are getting longer and it won't be long before candles light up across parks, plains and TV stations heralding Christmas.…

New Times awarded at ARPA

New Times has won 3 awards at the recent Australasian Religious Press Awards (ARPA) held in Wellington, New Zealand at the weekend. New…

In the media: On the march to save lives from suicide

The Advertiser has an article about today's Lifeline 'Out of the Shadows and into the Light' walk which is raising awareness around…

Asylum seekers resources for congregations

Uniting Justice Australia in conjunction with the Assembly Working group on Worship have just published a new resource for congregations…

Joint statement by Australian Church Leaders on asylum seeker legislation

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney, President of the Uniting Church in Australia, is amongst seven signatories to a join statement by Australian…

September New Times: Men and masculinity

After covering women of faith in May last year, we now turn our attention to men. Men come in all shapes and sizes, but often…

In the media: Music rings out to mark chapel's milestone

The Advertiser has an article about a concernt being played by students from Westminster School to mark the 150th anniversary…