Decision not to review

The 14th Assembly has opted not to undertake a major strategic review into the governance needs of the Uniting Church.

A proposal from the Presbytery of Illawarra sought to establish a process for a wide-ranging analysis of the “fundamental governance needs of the Uniting Church in the 21st century.”

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Assembly calls for aid boost to 0.7% of GNI

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) has encouraged Church members to advocate strongly for increases in Government aid funding.

The 14th UCA Assembly meeting in Perth has also agreed to encourage Church members to increase their own support for development aid through personal and church giving, and through advocacy and encouragement of their friends and community.

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A big church on the margins

The Chinese Christian church has only 25 million members says Associate General Secretary of the China Christian Council, Rev. Dr Lin Manhong.

That relative size in a population of about 1.4 billion is more of a blessing than a hindrance, Rev. Dr Lin explained in delivering the Cato Lecture at the 14th Assembly.

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