Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has urged the Federal Government to accept the recommendations of its scientific experts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without any further delay.
General Secretary Colleen Geyer's address the NSW/ACT's Pre-Synod meeting Eco Day celebrating the leadership of women.
What can we learn from the above, for the challenge of making our relationship with the rest of Creation a core aspect of our identity, not just in words but in every aspect of our discipleship?
A Reflection on Diversity and the Church
Rev. Dr Ji Zhang 张骥 Assembly Theologian in residence
This week a friend asked me about my name. “What does Ji mean?” “It is about a horse, a perfect horse”. “I see, this is why Perfect Horse is your name on Facebook?” Then I went on to tell him about my family. I was born in the Year of Horse in 1966. The Chinese character for Ji 骥 consists of four characters: “horse 马”, “north 北”, “field 田”, and “unity 共”. Those last three together are a literary way of saying to hope for something. My mother imagined a perfect horse would come from the north, ride over fields, and unite our family. In the end she was right: now we are in Australia and she is with us too.
In 2001 I was seconded by the Senior Chaplain of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to support his work for a very intense week as the Black Christmas bushfires broke out in multiple areas across NSW from Christmas Day into the New Year.
Rev Dr Ji Zhang 张骥 Assembly Theologian in residence
This week the Victoria/Tasmania Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia passed a resolution to call for the Australian Government to work with the governments of South Korea, the United States of America and allies to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula through negotiation rather than escalating confrontation.