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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Inspiring Next Gen Ecumenism

More than 80 young people from WCC member churches and partners around the world participated in a Korean pilgrimage of justice and peace that included a visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has divided the Korean Peninsula since 1953. 

Under the theme “Walking with Peace, Reclaiming Hope”, I joined a passionate group of young pilgrims from all over the world seeking to enhance global solidarity among young people and inspire them to engage in the ecumenical movement. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

All One Team

Presbytery Ministers from across the country came together in the incredible, rugged natural beauty of Alice Springs for the 2019 National Presbytery Ministers’ Conference.

A group of around 50 Presbytery Ministers from around Australia with a smattering of Synod and Assembly resource people attended over four days for a time of sharing and learning from one another.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Co-workers in God’s Kingdom

Twenty-three Korean ministers in the Uniting Church, along with their partners, have gathered for an important time of fellowship and sharing for the Korean National Conference (KNC) Ministry Retreat on the Sunshine Coast from 12-15 August.

The theme of the conference “Better Together, Answers in Solidarity” reflects the deep belief that it’s better to be together in God’s mission and ministry. We are working together as co-workers in the kingdom of God.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

A Destiny is Born, UAICC beginnings

“Why couldn’t Aboriginal Christians, like Maori Christians, take control of their own destiny?”

This was the question left lingering in the mind of the late Rev. Charles Harris’ having returned from a Christian Conference of Asia gathering in the Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa New Zealand, early in 1982.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Pacific plea for action

The call for Australia to take stronger action to limit climate change intensifies this week as Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with Pacific leaders in Tuvalu, a nation whose very existence is under threat from rising seas.

Ahead of the Forum, Rev. James Bhagwan, the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, appealed to Mr Morrison calling for Australia to do more to reduce its carbon emissions and transition to renewable energy.

Thursday, 08 August 2019

Time to Choose Humanity

A new report setting out why Australia must sign on to a global treaty to ban nuclear weapons was released by ICAN this week. It comes on the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings.

The report, titled Choosing Humanity, includes a contribution by the Uniting Church outlining the UCA’s longstanding commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons.

President Dr Deidre Palmer preached at the Conclusion of Placement for Rev. Dr Seforosa Carroll on 6 August 2019. 

The annual executive meeting of the Christian Conference of Asia took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a place where Christianity has a new beginning. 

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is an international ecumenical body that comprises 98 churches, including the Uniting Church in Australia and National Councils of Churches.