Congress ordination

The 14th Assembly bore witness tonight as two Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) chaplains Samuel Dinah and Robert Jetta were ordained by WA Moderator Rev. Steve Francis and Nyungar Elder Rev. Sealin Garlett.

Nigel Tapp was there.
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Standing united against community closures

The 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has stood as one to oppose the forced closure of remote Aboriginal communities.

The symbolic action was the result of a heartfelt plea by a contingent of youthful members who pleaded with the Assembly to respond to the potential closures.

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Congress proposals update

A new appeal to rebuild the church at Mapoon has been authorised by the 14th Assembly.

After a bauxite deposit was discovered in the 1950s, in November 1963 the Queensland Government forcibly removed Mapoon’s residents from their homes and the church building was burned.

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