Two Uniting Church women attended AEWA, which was held at the Presbyterian Bible College in Hsinchu, Taiwan. – UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer, Rev. Amel Manyon, Minister at Dernancourt Uniting Church in Adelaide.
Rev. Manyon said the Assembly was “amazing”.
“I had an opportunity to lead some of prayers and moderated one of the sessions and even got the chance to play drums during worship,” she said.
The Assembly was divided into two parts. The first was a pre-workshop that ran for three days from 19-21 November, attended by 40 women representatives from different churches, national and regional ecumenical councils, and related organisations.
Among the topics discussed were effective action plans for advocacy to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in Asia.
The full Assembly ran from 22–26 November and was attended by more than 250 women.
Dr Palmer delivered one the keynote addresses on the theme, "Be Awake to Renew."
The Assembly concluded with a cultural night, when all had an opportunity to share their culture with their ecumenical sisters.
The Australian contingent shared the song For You Deep Stillness by Robin Mann.