Members of the Uniting Church’s 15th Assembly have returned home to share the news of the landmark decisions made at the 15th triennial meeting.
Over seven days from 8-14 July, more than 260 Assembly members shared prayer, worship and Bible studies with ecumenical and interfaith friends, church partners and each other.
More than 300 members of the Uniting Church in Australia from across the country will gather at Box Hill Town Hall in Melbourne over the next week for the Church’s 15th triennial Assembly meeting.
The Uniting Church in Australia is hosting six Iftar Dinners in five different states as an expression of its desire to build a more peaceful world with people of other faiths.
Iftar is the breaking of the fast during Ramadan for people of Muslim faith. The sharing of this meal among people of different faiths is becoming a popular and powerful symbol of friendship and harmony.
“In a world that is easily divided by differences, it is so important that people of faith build bridges together,” Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan told 130 guests at the Iftar Dinner held at Parramatta Mission in Sydney on 5 June.
The dinner was co-hosted by the Assembly, the Synod of NSW/ACT and Uniting with Muslim partners the Affinity Intercultural Foundation.