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Today is National Sorry Day

SA Synod Covenanting and International Mission Officer Tarlee Leonardis made this video to educate, encourage and commemorate National Sorry Day. It includes a call to action for all of us.

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#NobodyLeftBehind

A letter from the Moderator and Synod Refugee Advocacy Group to all members of UCA SA, regarding the campaign to ensure people seeking asylum, refugees and other vulnerable groups are included in the Government's COVID-19 responses.

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There are no winners in war

This Saturday we will commemorate Anzac Day in a way we never have before. Here, Army Reserves Chaplain Mark Dickens reflects on the meaning of Anzac Day.

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Creatively worshipping together

Last week Uniting Church congregations from right around SA rallied to find new and creative ways to continue with corporate worship. What did they do, and what will they do going forward to maintain the life of the congregation?

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Church Advertising?

Team Leader Mission Resourcing, Mark Schultz, voices his opinion on whether or not we should be advertising our church activities through postcards, social media and other means.

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Get ready for UnitingWomen 2020

UnitingWomen 2020 is just around the corner. If you are thinking of joining but haven't made any moves to book your spot yet, these ladies may convince you to act soon.

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Stolen Dreams, Stolen Hopes

The Dignity Freedom Network hopes to eradicate the Jogini System (ritualised sexual abuse) in India. How can you help this International Women's Day?

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gRACE & RACE (+ Racism) – Part 2

Last week Wednesday (5 February) Rev Swee Ann Koh led an Intercultural Lunch Conversation about grace and race. This article is the second part of his thoughts on this topic.

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gRACE & RACE (+ Racism) – Part I

Tomorrow (Wednesday 5 February) Rev Swee Ann Koh will lead an Intercultural Lunch Conversation about grace and race. This article is the first part of his thoughts on this topic.

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Where do we start telling the story of Australia?

"The Day of Mourning worship service encourages us to pause to remember the violence and dispossession inflicted on our First Peoples, and to lament that as a Church and as Second Peoples, we were and remain complicit." - Dr Deidre Palmer

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A Common Dream

Participants of the Common Dreams Conference, held in Sydney on 11-14 July, have asked all governments and churches to support the Uluru Statement of the Heart. Read more here.

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What the NAIDOC theme means to me

This year's NAIDOC (The National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee) theme is “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future”. It acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy. Read what this theme means to Rhanee Tsetsakos, an Adnyamathanha woman.

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Get ready for Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) is a time to build mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This year Sorry Day (26 May), falls on the Sunday immediately preceding Reconciliation Week.

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Australian Requiem for Easter

Commissioned by Clayton Westley Uniting Church, award-winning composer Anne Cawrse has written Australia's first contemporary Requiem. The requiem will be performed at Clayton Wesley UC's Good Friday service.

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International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter

On Friday, 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme promoted worldwide for events, campaigns and initiatives happening on this day is #BalanceforBetter. It is a call to action for driving gender balance across the world. What does that mean for us as church?

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Prayers for Lombok

Lombok has been devastated with multiple earthquakes. Read how this disaster has impacted Indonesians and how the church can assist.