12th Assembly 2009

Journey to Adoption of the New Preamble Photo Gallery

A key part of Assembly 2009 has been the discussion of a proposed new preamble for the Uniting Church Constitution. The preamble has involved what has been called “a truth telling” regarding the historic relationship between Indigenous Australians and the church. Assembly was profoundly moved by the sharing of the Indigenous members about their painful experiences during the meeting. The preamble was adopted using formal procedures, followed by a time of extended silence and prayer.