UCA Statements

Women and Men: Statement of Affirmation

01 July 1997

It was resolved that:


on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia, to affirm that male and female are created in the image of God. Inherent in this affirmation is the acknowledgement that:

  • each one of us has dignity and is of value;
  • each one of us has a right to be welcomed and to participate within the community of God;
  • we can celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and be encouraged to respect our differences;
  • we allow opportunities for each individual to use their gifts within the community of faith;
  • we use and hear language that helps us to feel included within the Church;
  • we express our sexuality as the embodiment of God's creation in ways that honour God and honour each other, through right and just relationships.