On Monday night, as Western Australians enjoyed what remained of the WA Day public holiday, a group of Nyungars gathered in Forrest Place with other People of Colour and more than a thousand supporters.
Chants of ‘Black Lives Matter’ echoed through the otherwise quiet Perth streets.Continue Reading
During COVID-19 restrictions, you may have heard the phrase ‘we’re all in the same boat’, used as encouragement to look after each other and support each other through the new physical distancing rules.
You may have also seen a meme floating around the internet claiming that actually, ‘we’re not in the same boat, but we are in the same storm.’
This phrase is all too real for many people in WA who are falling through the cracks of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 financial support.Continue Reading
UnitingCare West has today entered its next phase of growth and is now trading as Uniting WA.
Becoming Uniting is more than just having a new logo and look – it’s about clarifying and embracing the very essence of who the organisation is. The name has changed, but the important work they do for the West Australian community remains the same.Continue Reading
Uniting, previously known as UnitingCare West, invite you to join them in getting involved with Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June.
Reconciliation Week marks two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the 1967 Referendum acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the High Court Mabo decision, respectively. National Reconciliation Week is preceded by National Sorry Day on 26 May.Continue Reading
A WA Stolen Generations artist has been appointed to create artwork acknowledging the Stolen Generations, which will be placed at Wellington Square, Perth. Wellington Square has been the location for many Sorry Day events, and is a significant place for Stolen Generations survivors and countless generations of their forebears. Continue Reading
The Uniting Church WA Ministry Expo was held over the weekend, on Friday 15 May, on Zoom. The expo invites people to explore ministry in the Uniting Church WA, and God’s call on their lives. Rev Bev Fabb, from the Candidates for the Ministries Committee, reports. Continue Reading
In somewhat challenging circumstances, Gabi Nind has begun her new role with the Uniting Church WA as Social Justice Officer. This position was previously held by Kate Leaney, who has returned to her home-town of Adelaide.
Staff of the Uniting Church Centre are currently working from home due to physical distancing restrictions amid COVID-19.Continue Reading