Sunday 29th September 2019

29 Sep 2019 by O'Connor Uniting Church in: Reflections

Pentecost 16

Bible readings

First reading: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm: Psalm 91:1-6
Second reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31


Social Justice

Aboriginal deaths in custody

On the 3-year anniversary of Wayne Fella Morrison’s death in police custody we join with the Common Grace Christian community in crying out to God in prayer for justice for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have died and continue to die in custody. May we continue to learn and continue to pray. Since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991, over 500 Aboriginal people have died in police custody.

Global climate strikes

Canberra Region Presbytery had a presence this week
at the Global Climate Strikes, in Canberra and on the South Coast.

On the 20th September 2019, across the Canberra Region Presbytery, members of congregations went out into their local communities to demand action on Climate Change.

In Canberra, about 38 members of local congregations joined with an estimated 15,000 locals in Canberra's Glebe Park.