The Uniting Church in Australia currently understands marriage as ‘the freely given consent and commitment in public and before God of a man and a woman to live together for life’. We are also committed to being an inclusive Church that embraces LGBTIQ people as full members and to culturally appropriate discussion about relationships and marriage across our diversity. Our commitment to our own process of prayerful discernment means that Uniting Church leaders will not be recommending any position to members in relation to the 2017 postal plebiscite. Read more here.
The Assembly’s Multicultural and Cross Cultural Reference Committee has developed a guide on how to facilitate a conversation using the Space for Grace process. It will be an important resource for making decisions in an intercultural context and has been provided for the Church’s respectful conversations on marriage