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.


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Joyful welcome for faithful servant

Rev. Isileli Jason Kioa was welcomed with great joy to Mascot Wesley Uniting Church in the Synod of NSW/ACT at his induction service as Minister of the Word.

Jason comes to Mascot from Dandenong Regional Uniting Church in Melbourne’s south after serving as an ordained minister in the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania for 28 years. He is moving from one vibrant multicultural community to another.

More than 150 people attended a special Indonesian Christmas Celebration at Glen Waverley Uniting Church in Melbourne which brought together different cultures and faiths.

Glen Waverley Indonesian Fellowship hosted the service. Special guests included the Consul General of Indonesia for Victoria and Tasmania Ms Spica Alphanya Tutuhatunewa, City of Monash Deputy Mayor Cr Brian Little and Indonesian leaders from different churches and faiths.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Growing Together in Christ at Bankstown

Bankstown Uniting Church has commemorated 50 years of ministry since the laying of the foundation stone at the current church in Kitchener Parade, in Sydney's west.

A wonderful multicultural celebration took place on Sunday 4 November 2018 marking this significant day in the history of Bankstown Uniting Church and celebrating the Church’s ongoing contribution to the wider community.

I had the opportunity to attend the Uniting Church in Australia’s 4th Filipino National Conference on 19-21 October.

Filipinos from all over Australia, within the Uniting Church and beyond gathered at St Albans Uniting Church in Melbourne.

Delegates had the opportunity to come together to discuss and share in fellowship under the theme of the weekend: God’s mission in the Filipino diaspora.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Woven together in culture and faith

The annual Samoan National Conference (SNC) leaders gathering took place from 18-21 October in Sydney.

For the first time this year, the Conference set apart a special space for the youth to convene on a Thursday before the main Conference officially opened on Friday.

Friday, 10 November 2017

A 'divine miracle'

There was much joy inside Footscray Community Uniting Church as 400 people gathered to celebrate the ordination of Rev. Paul Aleu Dau.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

A new start in Australia

When captured by the side of the road in Syria, Bashar found himself quickly turning to God in prayer.  

Bashar arrived in Australia last year as part of the Government’s intake of refugees from the war in Syria.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Together as one in the body of Christ

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.

Friday, 29 September 2017

A sense of belonging

For the South Sudanese Nuer Faith Community in Brisbane the main focus is to bring people together.

Pastor Moses Leth says one of the joys is seeing the connection to community help people cope with the challenges they face.

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