Being a Multicultural Church Circle
In 1985 the Uniting Church declared itself a multicultural church, embracing the growing cultural diversity of its membership. Today in the Uniting Church we worship in 30 languages other than English (not including Indigenous languages); we have more than 195 groups who worship in a language other than English; and we have 12 national conferences which support congregations and communities of the same culture.
The Uniting Church rejoices in its diversity of races, cultures and languages as God’s gracious gift and seeks be a true multicultural church living its faith and life cross-culturally. The Being a Multicultural Church Circle seeks to create genuine ways for diverse voices and contributions to be respectfully heard across the wider membership of the church.
This Circle is for everyone, whether you are part of a small or big community, speaking English or not, recently arrived or having lived in Australia for generations.
MEET CIRCLE ADVOCATE MATAGI VILITAMA
Meet the Panel Members
LIVING AS AN INTERCULTURAL CHURCH
Learn more about the foundations of living as an Intercultural Church, explore the implications in more detail and find out about actions you can take to live out this commitment locally.
Reflections on the Pacific Household of Faith
Reflections on the Pacific Household of FaithA report from the 12th General Assembly of the Pacific Conference of ChurchesBy Rev Lindsay Cullen, Assembly Associate General SecretaryFrom 16-23 November I had the privilege of attending the 12th Assembly of the Pacific Conference of Churches in Noumea, New Caledonia. This meeting involved delegates from around 30 member…
Prayers for South Korea
Prayers for South KoreaAlmost 50 people have died and thousands have been displaced by flooding and landslides in one of South Korea’s worst monsoon seasons. Rev Myung Hwa Park, Chair of the Uniting Church Korean National Conference has offered a prayer in English and Indonesian. Download as a PDF.Subscribe to our newsletterIf you want to get…
What does innovation look like?
What does Innovation look like?Assembly Associate General Secretary Rev Lindsay Cullen reports back from the Tongan National Conference and gaming convention OmegaConBy Rev Lindsay Cullen, Assembly Associate General SecretaryOver the past two weekends, I’ve attended two events which couldn’t look more different in some ways, but both of which got me thinking about innovation and…
Fijian Bible Study
A Fijian Bible Study A new book of weekly Bible Studies in Fijian based on the Revised Common Lectionary by Rev Dr Iliesa Jovili MeoA new publication containing detailed Bible Studies for the weekly Lectionary readings written in Fijian has been launched this week. The text is the work of respected Uniting Church Fijian minister…
Remembering the Armenian Genocide
April 24 marks the 108th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The Uniting Church in Australia formally acknowledged the Armenian Genocide at its 14th Assembly meeting in 2015. We share this prayer from Uniting Church Pastor Levon Kardashian who is the grandson of a survivor. Subscribe to our newsletterIf you want to get the latest news…
Together, Yes Become a host for a conversation about what it means to enshrine an Indigenous Voice in our constitution. The upcoming referendum is a historic opportunity for Australians to acknowledge and honour First Nations people in this land and to walk together as a nation toward a better future. Uniting Church people have an…