The Uniting and Anglican Churches of Australia have adopted a historic ecumenical agreement which outlines opportunities for shared hospitality, mission and witness in local churches and communities.
The Assembly has been unable to reach consensus at this stage on a proposal to co-opt extra members to Standing Committees from outside the body which appoints it.
The Uniting Church in Australia has formally acknowledged that the Armenian massacres and forced deportations constitute a genocide.
The UCA is the third denomination at a national level to acknowledge the genocide that took place 100 years ago.
UnitingCare National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds has introduced Assembly members to a rebranding process being developed for UnitingCare.
National Directors of Assembly agencies have today answered questions on their areas of work arising out of information sessions held over the course of the 14th Assembly.
The Assembly honoured a further five retiring Chairpersons and Convenors of Assembly agencies, working groups and committees.
Three former National Directors and two Chairpersons of Assembly agency boards have been honoured in Minutes of Appreciation at the 14th Assembly.
Ian Glenny presented on the current state of the Uniting Church’s Beneficiary Fund.
The 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church has adopted a new refugee and asylum seeker policy, calling on the Australian Government to adopt policies which genuinely seek to support, rather than demonise, asylum seekers and refugees. Continue Reading
South Australian Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer will be the next President of the Uniting Church in Australia following her election today.
Dr Palmer is the second woman to be appointed to the role, following Dr Jill Tabart (1994-1997) . She will begin her term at the 15th Triennial Assembly in 2018.