Displaying items by tag: Multicultural and Cross Cultural Ministry

Thursday, 04 April 2019

Historic Gathering

Rev. Amel Manyon, the first South Sudanese woman ordained as a minister in Australia has offered a reflection on the Sudanese and South Sudanese National Consultation in Canberra from 29–30 March 2019.

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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.

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, 21 March 2017

Next Gen Leaders Rise Up

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.

I gained new insight into the value of hospitality from Rev Dr Paul Haidostian, President of Haigazian University in Lebanon, during his visit to Australia for the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Evangelical Uniting Church in Sydney.

In his lecture, Christians in the Middle East: Between Effective Presence and Marginal Survival on 4 May, Dr Paul spoke about the experiences of Lebanese Christians.

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Friday, 11 March 2016

A jubilant welcoming

Mascot Uniting Church reverberated with the joyous sounds of worship for the ordination and induction of Rev. Simote Finau.

Family from Tonga, New Zealand and across Sydney joined with representatives of the Navy, the local community and church members from across the Georges River and Sydney Presbyteries to fill the church to standing room only on Saturday 5 March 2016.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Experiencing grace in Brisbane

During our Multicultural and Cross Cultural National Reference Committee meeting in Brisbane we experienced a taste of ‘intercultural grace’ when we visited Kenani Community Church in Banyo and Sunnybank Uniting Church.

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

2015 National Day of Unity

President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has joined civic and religious leaders across the country in supporting this year’s National Day of Unity. 

“As Christians we are called to love our neighbour, welcome the stranger, and offer refuge and care to those who are marginalised,” said Mr McMillan.

“The National Day of Unity is a timely reminder of the values we share across our faiths – dignity and respect for all people.”

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Living life and faith cross culturally

Rev. Dr Apwee Ting found wonder in diversity from an early age.

“Growing up in Indonesia was such a happy time for me,” recalls the Uniting Church’s newest National Director.

This liturgy and prayer is to assist UCA members to share their prayers for the people of South Sudan, and South Sudanese members of the Uniting Church in Australia, as their homeland, families and friends are threatened by escalating violence.

Armed forces are closing in on villages in Jonglei State in South Sudan in the latest development of tribal and political violence which has swept across that country over the past 17 months. This area includes the home village of UCA Pastor Moses Leth of the Nuer UC Faith Community in Brisbane. Many members of the Faith Community are from that region or have family there. There are grave fears for their home communities and Pastor Moses has sought prayers from the wider UCA for this situation, especially for the elderly, women and children, who are at great risk

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