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Quote of the Week: “The risen Christ inspires and empowers Christians today, to courageously advocate in the face of injustice: raising voices for gender equality, walking together with First Peoples and calling out for the healing of our planet.", Dr Deidre Palmer, UCA President
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Thanks to everyone who took part in our Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees event on Palm Sunday. If you missed some or all of the livestream you can watch it all HERE. See below for some great articles about Palm Sunday events here and around the country.
With the Easter weekend almost here it's a good time to think about where your chocolate is being sourced. If you're still about to purchase some Easter eggs be sure to check the 2021 Easter Chocolate Shopping Guide. The Be Slavery Free site has some great resources and information about the chocolate industry, along with other Fair Trade issues.
Please consider adding your voice to the call for a constitutionally-enshrined First Nations Voice by completing a quick submission to the Federal Government's consultation. Find out more here.
And don't forget to add your name to the Unlock Housing campaign to address the unfolding housing crisis!
We hope you have a meaningful Easter and feel encouraged to continue to confront the powers of oppression filled with the hope of life over death.
The Uniting Church Synod of Western Australia acknowledges the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, on whose land our Synod office stands. We acknowledge their elders past and present, and their people.
At its 7th Assembly the Uniting Church formally entered into a relationship of Covenant with its Indigenous members, recognising and repenting for the Church’s complicity in the injustices perpetrated on Australia’s Indigenous community, and pledging to move forward with a shared future. Congress’ generous response to this statement, among other messages, called upon the broader Church to take up the mission of reconciliation.
The ongoing and continually renewing nature of the Covenant calls the Uniting Church to continually act to remove the systems and structures of discrimination and oppression in Australia.The Uniting Church works for just, inclusive and equal relationships, recognising the place of First Peoples in Australia.