Resources

The paper Space for grace - living in the ‘grace margin’ in respectful, empowering, and inclusive decision-making, was prepared by the Multicultural and Cross Cultural National Reference Committee as a resource for the Assembly, particularly for the building of genuine and respectful conversations which embrace the full cultural diversity of the Uniting Church. 

Lent Event is UnitingWorld's call to individuals and Churches to embrace simple living, to give up something from daily life and donate the money saved to support clean water, justice, peace and Christian Leadership projects.

They have excellent resources to guide congregations and individuals through the 40 days of Lent including videos, reflections, action ideas, group resources, fundraising ideas and resources to become a Lent Event Coordinator.

Sign up or download resources on the Lent Event website. 

Learn how to say Welcome in many languages with this resource.

For copies of the MCCM's Welcome Poster to display in your church please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 11th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia adopted the document A Church for all God's People as a vision statement and renewed the Church's commitment to be a multicultural and cross cultural community. 

The statement outlines the biblical underpinnings for a multicultural church and identifies key principles for building a cross-cultural community.

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A statement adopted by the 4th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia July 1985

The statement One Body Many Members, Living faith and life cross culturally was adopted by the 13th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia in 2012. It calls upon the Uniting Church in Australia in all its settings to be a true multicultural church living its faith and life cross-culturally.

It recognises the delcaration made by the Uniting Church in 1985: "We are a multicultural Church" and provides the Church with the faithful marks of living out this commitment. It follows on from the affirmation made in 2006, "A Church for all God's People."

The Building Bridges DVD and Study Guide highlights the biblical and theological basis for why cross cultural ministry is at the heart of our communal life. The two DVDs and the accompanying Study Guide can be used by individuals, groups or congregations for group study in the practice of growing disciples in their faith. 

Rev. Dr. Jovili Meo, former Chairperson of the Fijian National Conference, kindly produces weekly bible studies alongside the UCA Lectionary. These are written in Fijian and are shown below. 

The Uniting Church National Conferences provide opportunities for people of the same culture to meet together for worship, fellowship and development. They:

  1. Faciliate congregational networking and cooperative discussion so they can address issues and celebrate good news within the life of congregations and its people. 
  2. Provide opportunites to learn and reflect on how to engage and develop ministry and mission within the life of their congregations and the broader Uniting Church.
  3. Develop the next generation and nurture the young people in leadership and growth. 

The National Conferences enable the voices of different communities to be heard and make a distinctive contribution to the life of the Uniting Church.

In 1987, the Tongan National Conference became the first national conference. In 2019 we welcomed the formation of our newest National Conference, the Ibero-Latino National Conference. 

There are now 13 National Conferences: Tongan, Samoan, Fijian, Indonesian, Korean, Tamil, Chinese, South Sudanese, Filipino, Niuean, Vietnamese and Middle East. The conferences vary in size and each conference decides when and how often they will meet.

Contact details and meeting dates of each National Conference are listed below.

Tongan National Conference: meets every second year, with an annual youth gathering. The next Conference will be in 2021. The Second Generation team will lead a youth rally in 2020 in Melbourne.  
Chair: Rev. Feke Kamitoni
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Website: http://www.tongannationalconference.com/

Fijian National Conference: meets every three years. The Conference is meeting 6-8 February 2020 in Adelaide. 
Chair: Jone Lotu
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Website: https://www.facebook.com/UCA-Fiji-National-Conference-115593036509464/ 

Indonesian National Conference: meets every two years. The Conference last met on 5-7 April 2019, in Melbourne.
Chair: Rev Ajub Jahja
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Samoan National Conference: meets every three years with leaders meeting annually.  The next Conference will be in Sydney in October 2020.
Chair: Rev. Kili Mafaufau
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Vietnamese National Conference: meets every two years. 
Acting Chair: Ps. Minh Bui
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Filipino National Conference: meets every three years. 
Chair: Rev. Berlin Guerrero
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Chinese National Conference: meets every two years. The conference last met in March 2019 in Melbourne. 
Chair: Rev. Anna Zhang
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Secretary: Rev Enshuo Zhu
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Korean National Conference: meets nationally every two years with a Minister's retreat on the alternate year. The next meeting will be in 2020. 
Chair: Rev. Ju Min Hyung
Secretary: Rev Seung Jae Yeon 
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Homepage: www.ucaknc.org 

Niue National Conference: meets every year. The next meeting will meet in 2020. 
Chair: Ps Kenni Nelisi
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South Sudanese National Conference: meets every three years. The next meeting will be in 2020.
Chair: Rev. Amel Manyon
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Middle East National Conference: meets annually. The next meeting will be in 2020. 
Secretary: Levon Kardashian
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Ibero-Latino National Conference: meets annually. The next meeting will be in October 2020.
Chair: Rev. Esteban Lievano
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Tamil National Conference: Currently no scheduled meetings.

Assembly Multicultural and Cross Cultural ministry guides workshops which explore multicultural and multi-faith relationships. 

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For Multicultural and Cross Cultural inquiries

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