Senate debates

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Uniting Church

12:17 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave—I move :

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 22 June 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the service of inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia;

(b) observes this day when members of the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia entered into union in 1977;

(c) congratulates the Uniting Church on attaining this significant milestone;

(d) recognises the contribution of the Uniting Church, its agencies and its members have made to Australian society since its founding;

(e) acknowledges that the Uniting Church has chosen togetherness in faith to be of utmost importance, with members committed to living as one diverse community, despite often differing views; and

(f) expresses its hope that the Uniting Church continues to experience renewal in faith and its mission of unity as it celebrates 40 years as a uniquely Australian church.

Question agreed to.