In 1988 the Uniting Church in Australia sought to encourage the intentional development of shared relationships between the First Peoples of this Nation and those who came after as a result of 200 years of migration.
In the Bible, we read that God is bound in a relationship with people – a covenant relationship. In a similar way, non-Indigenous and Indigenous people of the Uniting Church seek to be bound in covenant with each other and with God so that we may contribute to a more just church and nation.
In their covenant relationship there is a mutual commitment by the UAICC and the wider church to provide support to one another.
The wider church honours its commitment to the covenant by providing resources to enable the Congress to engage in its ministry to Indigenous people.