Day of Mourning

At this time of year, Uniting Church congregations across the country hold worship services to reflect upon and lament the effect of the invasion and colonisation of this nation upon First Peoples, for whom Australia Day is Invasion Day and a Day of Mourning.

The Uniting Church  observes the Day of Mourning on the Sunday preceding Australia Day, so this year the date was January 24th. 

This observance was endorsed by the 15th Assembly arising from a request of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). All Uniting Church in Australia congregations are invited to hold worship services that reflect on the effects of invasion and colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples and our identity as a nation.

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