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Easter message from the Rev. Dr Brian Brown

on 15 Apr 2014 by

Uniting Church Moderator urges higher standards of justice this Easter  In his 2014 Easter message, the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of New South Wales and the ACT, the Rev. Dr Brian Brown, challenges us to open our hearts and rise with Christ to higher standards of justice and compassion. Moderators Easter [...]

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UnitingWorld Honiara Update

on 10 Apr 2014 by

Church aid workers in Honiara are struggling to care for tens of thousands of Solomon Islanders in the wake of last week’s deadly flooding. On Friday 4 April flash floods tore through the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara and the Guadalcanal Province after days of torrential rain, strong winds and rough seas. At least 28 [...]

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Hollywood, Movies, and the Bible: Should We Rewind on How We View

on 09 Apr 2014 by

I have watched with great interest the thumbs up or thumbs down on the host of recent Hollywood movies. I have seen those opinions raised often with a sense that if you think otherwise, the Holy Spirit must have departed your soul while you were at the movie or departed from it before you made [...]

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An important update on our Privacy Principles

on 07 Apr 2014 by

Extensive changes to the existing privacy laws took effect on 12 March 2014.  From this date, the Uniting Church must comply with 13 Australian Privacy Principles that govern the collection and handling of personal information. The Synod Privacy Policy (http://nswact.uca.org.au/media/1275/synod-privacy-policy.pdf) has been updated to reflect the new requirements which include: Privacy policies must contain certain [...]

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Australian Heritage Week 2014

on 27 Mar 2014 by

Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage. It is an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage. In 2014, Australian Heritage Week will run from Saturday 12 April until Sunday 20 April. You can start registering your 2014 events now. All communities are encouraged to [...]

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Church Leaders express condolences to families of MH370

on 26 Mar 2014 by

National church leaders have expressed their deep sorrow at the news of the loss of all lives on Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370. At a recent meeting of the national Heads of church, prayers were offered in the hope of finding the location of MH 370. Now that the location has been identified as the [...]

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New National Directors appointed

on 26 Mar 2014 by

The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the appointment of two new National Directors to Assembly agencies. Rev. Scott Kelly takes over the reins as the National Director of Frontier Services. Rev. Kelly is a deacon of the Uniting Church with wide experience in engaging with government at senior levels and leading innovative justice programs. Prior [...]

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Development of park and ride at Olympic Park

on 26 Mar 2014 by

Tonight’s Sydney Alliance City Assembly – Bridging Sydney – will call for the development of a major new park & ride facility at Sydney’s under-used Olympic Park precinct. Sydney Alliance transport spokesperson Kurt Iveson said the park & ride proposal would be an affordable, efficient short-term solution to the city’s debilitating commuter crush. A Prof [...]

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Australian Churches give thanks for life Syrian Orthodox Patriarch

on 25 Mar 2014 by

It is with deep sorrow that news of the death of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas, supreme spiritual leader of the Syrian Orthodox Church, is received in Australia. The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA)gives thanks for the life and leadership of Patriarch Zakka Iwas. Patriarch Zakka Iwas was born in Mosel [...]

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“Light it up blue” – World Autism Awareness Day

on 25 Mar 2014 by

Autism Awareness Australia calls for nationwide support to mark World Autism Awareness Day SYDNEY, Australia, 25 March 2014: Autism Awareness Australia is calling for all Australians to shine a bright blue light on autism this Wednesday 2 April for Light It Up Blue – a campaign which sees the Empire State Building, Trafalgar Square, the [...]