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.
“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.
The Crossways Uniting Church community in Perth became the latest Cross Cultural Church with over 30 members of the Methodist Church in Fiji formally welcomed in a service of belonging.
Over 350 people attended the UCA’s Fijian National Conference (FNC) at scenic Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland from 7-10 July.
The Conference, hosted by Fijian congregations within the Synod of Queensland, drew participants from all around Australia and from Fiji itself.
By Rev. Jason Kioa
This article was published in the e-magazine Grevillea written by Uniting Church members to encourage the life of the UCA and edited by Rev. Dr Chris Walker.
The Tongan National Conference was formed in June 1987, two years after the declaration by the 4th Assembly meeting in 1985 that the Uniting Church in Australia is a ‘Multicultural Church’.
It began as a three-day conference in Sydney, called by the National Mission and Evangelism Unit of the Assembly as part of its responsibility to look after the ministry and the general welfare of the ethnic congregations of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Tongan National Conference was originally made up of members of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga who have migrated from Tonga and have made the Uniting Church in Australia their ‘home’ Church.