Multi/Cross Cultural News
The National Multicultural Womens Conference will be held on 4-5 November at Parramatta NSW. It is organised by Settlement Services International (SSI) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and there is a powerful lineup of speakers.
More than 90 people came together for the second Middle East National Conference of the Uniting Church held in Bankstown in south-western Sydney from 4-5 November.
Representing a range of countries including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine, people came to share in fellowship and worship, and to reflect on the theme, “Looking to the Future”.
Rev. Amel Manyon led the Holy Communion service at the closing worship of the South Sudanese National Conference in Melbourne, assisted by Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan.
Amel was the first South Sudanese woman to be ordained in the Uniting Church in March 2012. Before her ordination, moved by God’s call, she founded the Northern Suburbs Dinka-speaking Faith Community in Adelaide.
South Sudanese members of the Uniting Church were united in faith and a joyful love of God at their national gathering in Melbourne over the weekend (22-24 September).
“First be Reconciled” (Matt 5:23-24) was the theme for the third South Sudanese National Conference of the Uniting Church which brought together more than 30 South Sudanese members from Brisbane and Adelaide and the Uniting Church communities in Melbourne.
“Be a witness in your family! Be a witness in your church! And be a witness in your community!” This was the striking challenge from Moderator of the Northern Synod Rev. Thresi Mauboy at the opening devotion of the 2017 Indonesian National Conference held last weekend in Perth.
She spoke of the importance of making sure that the words we say and the actions we undertake are consistent especially in our personal lives and within our family circle.
The Easter story binds together Christians everywhere across the global Church but there are many rich and varied ways of celebrating Jesus’ death and rising.
Uniting Church members in Sydney recently attended a workshop ‘Easter through Middle Eastern eyes’ exploring how Easter is observed in the UCA ‘s different cultures.
When Noah Kim speaks about the future of the Uniting Church, he exudes energy and optimism.
The 28-year-old Korean-born Pastor is the Multi Cross Cultural Next Generation Project Officer for the Queensland Synod, a role dedicated to building leadership, fellowship and faith among young church members from different cultures.