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The Uniting Church in Australia stands with our brothers and sisters in the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church whose churches were the target of suicide bomb attacks on Palm Sunday.
Past General Secretary of the Assembly, Rev. Terence Corkin was elected to the Christian Council of Asia (CCA) Executive last year. He recently attended the annual Executive meeting in Medan, Indonesia from 18-22 July. The Executive comprises 16 elected members along with the Convener of the Program Committee plus the Moderator, Vice Moderator, Treasurer and General Secretary, Mathews George Chunakara. Terence reported the following.
On the 25th of April Australia remembers the ANZACs and their sacrifice at Gallipoli in the First World War. On the 24th of April, one day before ANZAC Day, Armenians remember the martyrs of their nation, victims of a Genocide that was fuelled by political and cultural hatred.
Armenians also remember the ANZAC soldiers who saw the injustice that they were suffering and stopped to help them. The ANZACs created the first relief for the victims of the Armenian Genocide and provided them with the much needed medical care, and in many instances, keeping them safe from the hands of the Turkish soldiers.
This is the title of a recent book by Mitch Albom. He was a sports writer who has become a very successful author.
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Kennon Callahan said, “Memory is strong but hope is stronger.” These words captured my attention years ago and still do.
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The Uniting Church in Australia and the Congregational Federation of Australia and NZ (CFANZ) have agreed to welcome members of each others' churches for Holy Communion. National Consultant for Christian Unity, Doctrine and Worship Rev. Dr Chris Walker has helped mark the new covenant between the two churches.
Uniting Church members are urged to join Christians worldwide in praying for peace in South Sudan in the days and weeks ahead.
Warring parties in the 20-month civil conflict recently resumed peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The conflict has taken a heavy toll on the world’s youngest nation, with thousands of lives lost, 1.6 million people internally displaced, and millions more facing severe food shortages.
"For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is the hostility between us.
Rev. Dr Chris Walker today begins a new role as National Consultant, Christian Unity, Doctrine and Worship.