The Assembly members were very moved by the stories of harm and exclusion and responded in two ways. The first was to ‘down tools’ and make a silent procession through the streets to the South Australian Parliament to pray and sing in a public vigil of lament. The second was to adopt a resolution calling on the Church to engage in a week of prayer and fasting for justice for the First Peoples.
Yesterday a public prayer vigil was organised outside Parliament House in Canberra led by the UAICC Chairperson and the President.
The heart of the week will be a nationwide movement of Uniting Church individuals, small groups and congregations exercising a daily practice of prayer and fasting. Worship materials and resources to support these activities are being produced, with UnitingJustice Australia working with Congress to plan the week.
Join us at the Chapel in our morning worship celebration 23rd March 10am to mark this event.