Category Archives: Special days

9 August 2020 – 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

WCC to observe 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and NagasakiAugust 2020 will mark 75 years since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To coincide with the occasion the World Council of Churches will share a series … Continue reading

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National Tree Day Sunday 2nd August 2020

National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday.23rdAugust 2020

Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It is celebrated by the Churches together on or around the last Sunday … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June1977 (closest Sunday is 21st June 2020)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977.

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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

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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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World Day of Prayer: 6th March 2020

(held annually, first Friday of March)The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer … Continue reading

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Australia Day resources – various

A very special performance of ‘I Am Australian’ by the students of Broome Primary School. A production of the ABC in collaboration with the Mabu Yawuru ngan-ga language team and Yawuru Traditional Owners of Broome. This short film features the … Continue reading

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Day of Mourning.19Jan2020 (Australia)

The Day of Mourning allows Australians to stand together in remembering the truth of our history and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations. The 15th UCA Assembly in July 2018 endorsed the proposal that … Continue reading

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