Category Archives: Special days

11 August 2019 – prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

Uniting Church members are encouraged to join in prayers for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. On Sunday, 11 August, 2019, Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

A Prayer for Hiroshima Day Like most traumatic scars, the ones that are found in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are permanent: reminders of the terrible damage human beings can inflict. Similar scars can be found in the hearts and souls of … Continue reading

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World Day against child labour – June 12th 2019

The World Day Against Child Labour raises issues about child labour and supply chains. With an estimated 152 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may … Continue reading

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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

In 2018, the dates are Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd June. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June2019 (closest Sunday is 23rdJune2019)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. PRAYER FOR THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA Gracious and loving God, We thank you for the Uniting Church in Australia, … Continue reading

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Earth Day 22 April 2019

See also Season of Creation for resources Earth Day is held on April 22nd each year, first held in 1970. Earth Day was the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who sought a way to place environmental protection on … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day resources

Excellent 2018 article by Geoff Thompson for ANZAC Day. The words “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”, uttered on Anzac Day, have nothing whatsoever to do with war. Wrenched … Continue reading

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Break the Silence Sunday (BTSS), 28th April

Break the Silence Sunday is a time for the church to come together to learn about the realities of rape and sexual violence; to create a community where survivors can share stories and receive support, hope, and love; and to prayerfully consider how to be advocates for change in the community, and around the world. Continue reading

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International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – April 28

The International Workers Memorial Day is held around the world each year on April 28th to remember those who have died in the work place, and to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to … Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

2019 theme is #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 Better the balance, better the world. (the link above shows ‘the pose’ for the theme for 2019) An International Women’s Day Prayer God, Today we honour the women of all times and places, Women of courage, … Continue reading

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