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Report on marriage discussion at the 14th Assembly

A Brief account of the theology of marriage proposals discussion at the 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Note: A printable pdf version of the report is available click here 

ACC response to Uniting Church Marriage Paper

Christ, Marriage and the Uniting Church

Rod James reflects on the implications for the Uniting Church if the Church moves to change its theology of Marriage.

Marriage and Gnosticism

This paper by Max Champion provides a helpful overview of many of the issues in the current same-gender marriage discussion within the church. The full pdf version is available here.

ACC responds to UnitingJustice Submission

Sacred Union Ceremonies: How gnostics mimic marriage

Helping Marriages in Australia

Peter Bentley considers how churches can encourage and support marriages in an increasingly alien environment.

The Future of Marriage

The Uniting Church in Dire Straights

Peter Sellick considers the proposed change to the Uniting Church preamble. In his introduction he posits:

It is always a bad idea to alter the theology or the liturgy of the church to meet political ends. ....

Three Questions for the Uniting Church - but still no answers

Nell Muirden posits three questions about the UCA's official line and direction regarding homosexual endorsement.