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The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. It was formed in 1977 as a result of a merger of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches.
According to census figures almost seven per cent of the population claims an association with the Uniting Church — 1,135,427 people identifying some sort of association with the Uniting Church. The National Church Life Survey (NCLS) research indicates that approximately 10 per cent of those people attend a church worship gathering frequently. The church has just around 300,000 on its membership rolls in over 2,000 congregations.
The church has a strong ecumenical commitment. As declared by its name, it seeks close cooperation and further union with other churches.
The Uniting Church declared itself to be a multicultural church in 1985, and now includes in its membership over 150 congregations of Asian and Pacific migrants. Members of the Uniting Church worship in more than 35 different languages (including indigenous languages). The Uniting Church has formal partnership agreements with 32 churches in Asia and the Pacific, representing longstanding mission relationships and newer partnerships of solidarity and joint action.
Another initiative taken in the 1980s was the establishment of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, the semi-autonomous indigenous arm of the church. The Congress leads the church’s ministry and mission with indigenous Australians, and is one of the largest indigenous organizations in the country.
The church manages a huge national network of community services, collectively called UnitingCare. Its agencies are found in every corner of the country and provide employment for over 70,000 Australians.