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Today marks 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. An infuriating anniversary given the lack of progress in implementing its recommendations. We point you to the requests of the families of those who have died in custody here and encourage you to consider support for Social Reinvestment WA - an Aboriginal led, solutions focused collaboration to reduce Indigenous incarceration.
We also have close to our hearts all the people impacted by Cyclone Seroja both here in the Mid-West and in Timor-Leste and West Timor. Please consider donating to the emergency relief efforts coordinated by UnitingWorld for our international partners or the Synod's Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund for local WA impacts.
And if you want to learn more about the emerging housing crisis in WA and how you can respond, Star St Uniting is hosting Michelle Mackenzie, CEO of ShelterWA for a discussion forum on Friday at 10am.
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.