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Fossil fuels not the answer to global poverty at G20

on 14 Nov 2014 by

In the lead-up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, faith leaders called for climate change to be on the agenda and given serious attention. Speaking from Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Indigenous perspectives, they urged the political leaders to take every opportunity to address this urgent problem in the lead-up to the all-important […]

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Special Religious Education – getting ready for 2015!

on 13 Nov 2014 by

At the time when many SRE teams are busy preparing Christmas assemblies and how to finish off the year with the classes, it’s almost time to think about preparing for 2015! We have always encouraged SRE teacher training but now participating in initial and ongoing training is part of the basic Department of Education expectations […]

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New agreement recognises a bigger role for the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network

on 06 Nov 2014 by

Signing of a new agreement between the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services (MPES): Rev Myung Hwa Park Moderator Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT, Rev. Dr. Stephen Robinson Coordinator: NSW Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network, Rev. Dr Andrew Williams, General Secretary Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT, Vicki D’Adam CEO, Ministry for Police and Emergency Services, Allison Rowlands […]

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UnitingWorld appoints Associate Director of Church Connections

on 06 Nov 2014 by

Rob Floyd, National Director of UnitingWorld is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sureka Goringe as the new Associate Director of Church Connections. Sureka comes to UnitingWorld with significant experience in both the business and charitable sectors and within the Uniting Church in Australia. She has served on the National Committee of the Relief […]

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Thousands honour Gough Whitlam

on 05 Nov 2014 by

Thousands gathered today to celebrate and bid farewell to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam at a moving State Memorial Service at the Sydney Town Hall. Former Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard joined Prime Minister Tony Abbott to pay their respects. Rev. Niall Reid ex Moderator […]

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Wesley Fair to raise much needed funds for those who are homeless

on 31 Oct 2014 by

  A key figure in helping the homeless in Sydney over 40 years, the Rev Noreen Towers, will open the 101st Wesley Fair at Thursday 6 November at 9.30 am at the front entrance of Wesley Mission. It is poignant that Ms Towers who did so much to help shape homeless services will open Wesley […]

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God through the lens

on 30 Oct 2014 by

“People see God every day; they just don’t recognise him.” Pearl Bailey Normanhurst Uniting Church is running their fourth annual photographic competition, asking “How do you see God?” Everyone sees God differently. We see through different eyes from different angles. We each see God’s influence on our lives and creation in our own unique way. The […]

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Exodus Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

on 30 Oct 2014 by

The Exodus Foundation celebrated twenty five years supporting the Australian community at a 25th Anniversary Spring Gala Dinner in Sydney. During the night funds were raised to support frontline services. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird officially opened the evening. The effervescent Channel Ten host, Jessica Rowe was Master of Ceremonies. Belle & Co, Uniting […]

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Launch of the National Day of Unity

on 13 Oct 2014 by

The Moderator Rev. Myung Hwa Park was part of an interfaith launch at Pitt Street Uniting Church for a National Day of Unity declared on 25 October and participated in the Walk Together event. This is in response to increased racial tensions within the Australian community to help dispel myths and promote social harmony. Muslim, […]

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Synod Meeting 2014: Connecting people with a divine spirit

on 27 Sep 2014 by

The Synod Meeting 2014 was officially opened by the Moderator, Rev. Myung Hwa Park: “We are called to be a living sign of God’s presence. Members of the Church, the dwelling place of God, connecting people with the divine spirit, a community offering a whole alternative experience of life.” Members of Ravenswood School for Girls […]