Quote of the Week:
"Right now, we have a very real opportunity through the Statement of the Heart and its call for Voice, Truth and Treaty, to renew this nation’s relationship with her First Peoples.
“As a Church we are also called to do our part in relationship together towards healing country and healing the land.” Pastor Mark Kickett, Interim National Chair of UAICC
Hi <<First Name>>,
We hope you are enjoying engaging with NAIDOC events and materials this week.
We in the Social Justice Unit would like to give thanks and acknowledgement to the Wadjak Nyungar people on whose lands we in the Uniting Church Centre work. We hope that with our work and service we honour their Elders past and present, and that we can play a supportive role of the emerging First Nations leaders to create together a more equitable and just future.
We particularly welcome the new Assembly Covenant Action Plan and the NAIDOC prayers and resources all available here.
Make sure you check out the Actions & Upcoming Events below, and we encourage you to bring a friend to the next Social.Justice.Church service this Sunday evening at Wesley Uniting Church in the City.
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.