The Uniting Church has signed a historic Joint Resolution of Australian religious leaders in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Gathering in Sydney on the fifth anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, representatives of nine Australian religious bodies jointly called for immediate bipartisan action to hold a referendum on
a First Nations voice to Parliament.
Uniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis was the signatory to the Joint Resolution on behalf of the Uniting Church Assembly.
“The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been offered by First Peoples as a gift of grace and an invitation to the Australian community to walk with them towards
a more just future and nation. It is time we answer the call,” said Rev Hollis. “As the Uniting Church we are committed to heeding the voices of First Peoples through a binding covenantal relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress which has sat at the heart of our Church for almost 30 years. Through this relationship we know of the transformational wisdom, insights and leadership of First Peoples. These would be a gift to Parliament