Thursday, 29 March 2018

Taking the ecumenical lead

Siosiana Tangi (centre) with Assembly National Consultant Rev. Dr Apwee Ting and Associate General Secretary Rob Floyd. Siosiana Tangi (centre) with Assembly National Consultant Rev. Dr Apwee Ting and Associate General Secretary Rob Floyd.

Emerging young leader Siosiana Tangi is off to Indonesia to represent the Uniting Church at the Christian Conference of Asia’s Asian Ecumenical Youth Assembly from April 6-13.

Over 500 young people will come together in Manado to express the views and concerns they face as young people in a fast-changing world.

Participants will be guided by the theme “Lord, send us your Light and Truth to lead us” as they embrace diversity in a pluralistic Asia and learn about spirituality in a digitalised world.

The Ecumenical Assembly aims to provide a common platform to build a regional ecumenical youth network that will equip young people to drive change in their own communities.

Siosi looks forward to the opportunity to share her experiences of leading youth ministry and to learn from the other participants.

“I thoroughly enjoy being part of a diverse and multicultural church,” Siosi said.

“I’m blessed to be given this opportunity of a lifetime”

“I look forward to this journey ahead and I am hopeful for what the Lord has for me.”

Siosi began her leadership journey at Auburn Uniting Church in Sydney’s western suburbs and volunteers her time nurturing the future leaders of the Tongan National Conference.

We pray for Siosi and all the delegates of the Ecumenical Assembly and wish them all a time of great learning and fellowship.