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Losing My Religion

Losing my religion, and the conversion therapy report – by Anthony Hinds, 3 February 2019 The other day I threw out my Bible. Into the rubbish bin. It was a special edition published by Youth With A Mission, with sidenotes and biographies promoting YWAM teachings. Had it not been so, it might have escaped its [...]

By |2019-02-06T23:55:28+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|1 Comment

Assembly President – Pastoral Letter

Dear friends, Please find attached a pastoral letter and prayer from the President of the Assembly Dr Deidre Palmer notifying the Church that the recent Assembly decision about marriage stands and outlining the process the Church has been through over the last six months. I encourage you to distribute this letter amongst your community [...]

By |2019-01-23T22:34:36+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: LGBTQ+, Ministry Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

An Open Letter

An open letter to faith leaders about reparative therapy - by Anthony Hinds                                  5 October 2018 Dear brothers and sisters, I write that you might consider my story as you review and reassess your commitment to reparative therapy, [...]

By |2018-10-11T04:26:35+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: LGBTQ+|2 Comments

Same-gender marriage: BUC welcomes Assembly decision

BUC's Church Council welcomes the decision of the national Assembly to allow ministers to conduct same-gender marriages. In a Pastoral Letter to all Uniting Churches, UCA President Dr Dierdre Palmer explains: To honour the diversity of Christian belief among our members, we will hold two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage. This decision [...]

By |2018-07-17T06:18:41+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: LGBTQ+, Ministry Stories, Policies, Taking Action|0 Comments

LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities

In mid-August two members of our congregation attended a Victorian Government-led forum on LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities. It was a very productive conversation from several faith perspectives on how best to live our faith as whole communities, including our gender and sexuality diverse folk. Please read the forum's official Statement of Support for [...]

By |2017-10-04T10:34:00+00:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Finding grace amid difference of marriage equality opinion

I once held a school chaplaincy position where I nearly got sacked in my first week on the job. I was employed by the Council for Christian Education in Schools (now known as ACCESS Ministries). In the lead up to my appointment there was some disquiet. Read more ... By Julie Perrin, Melbourne writer, oral [...]

By |2017-10-04T20:28:38+00:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments