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Cemetories and Crematoria Act 2013

on 18 Sep 2014 by

The NSW Government recently passed new legislation as part of its cemetery reform agenda. The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 establishes a framework for the long term planning and management of cemeteries and crematoria in NSW. The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013  will be rolled out in phases. In the coming weeks as part of Phase 3 of the […]

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Freedom Sunday

on 18 Sep 2014 by

Churches unite to end human trafficking On Sunday 19th October 2014, churches all over the world will join together to raise awareness of the terrible injustice of human trafficking; witness to the world of our love for our neighbours and compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited. Rob Floyd, National Director UnitingWorld […]

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Uniting for peace

on 11 Sep 2014 by

September 21 is International Day of Peace, which is observed around the world with prayers and thoughts on peace. This year, Parramatta Mission is planning to celebrate the day by holding an Interfaith Prayer Service, with prayers to be offered by people representing twelve different faith/cultural backgrounds for peace and harmony. We invite all to […]

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UnitingCare Unifam supports stronger relationships

on 11 Sep 2014 by

UnitingCare Unifam Counselling and Mediation is supporting happy, healthy and strong relationships through the Australian Government’s Stronger Relationships Trial. The one-year trial is open to all couples in a committed relationship over the age of 18 years, providing a $200 subsidy towards relationship education and/or counselling with approved providers, such as UnitingCare Unifam. “Unifam has […]

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Bonny Hills to cease operations

on 11 Sep 2014 by

On 6 August 2014, the UME Board approved the recommendation to cease operating the Uniting Venues centre at Bonny Hills in December 2014 and to proceed to sell the property. This was notified to the Synod Standing Committee on Saturday 23 August 2014.  This has not been an easy decision for the UME Board, given […]

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Insights wins at the ARPAs

on 10 Sep 2014 by

Insights staff are excited about winning some major awards at the Australasian Religious Press Awards (ARPAs) on 5 September. Each year, the ARPAs recognises excellence in religious press and is an ecumenical Christian communication network for Australian and New Zealand publications and their editors, journalists, designers, contributors. This year the APRAs celebrate their 40th anniversary. Insights […]

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The Moderator’s response to recent incidents of racism towards Jewish people

on 03 Sep 2014 by

Wednesday, 3 September, 2014 Rev. Dr Brian Brown, Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT has provided the following statement in response to recent incidents of racism towards Jewish people in Sydney. The Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT affirms the great value of the Australian multicultural […]

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Creator of viral ‘Best First Date’ video coming to Australia

on 03 Sep 2014 by

The creator of the ‘Best First Date’ video, seen over 8.5 million times on Youtube is coming to Australia as ambassador for the Dads 4 Kids ‘Love Your Children’ Father’s Day Tour. Aaron Dickson is a Worship Pastor at Bellingham Church, Seattle. He started an Insurance company with 2 of his friends with one goal: […]

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Increasing taxes is not a second best option

on 25 Aug 2014 by

“Tax levels should be part of any discussion about getting Australia’s budget into healthier shape”, said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia. “Both income and spending need to be considered when it comes to getting Australia’s national accounts into the black. While the focus of public discussions of the past few months has […]

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The Uniting Church in Australia Celebrates Ministry of Aunty Dorrie at Coraki

on 21 Aug 2014 by

A ‘Closure of Ministry Service’ of Rev. Dorothy Harris-Gordon (Aunty Dorrie) will be held in Coraki on Sunday 24 August to commemorate and celebrate ministry of Aunty Dorrie. She is a widow of the Rev Charles Harris who is the Co-founder of Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress. The Service will commence at 2.00 pm at […]