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.
Circle members will be invited to share their own stories of faith, hope and love in Christ Jesus. The Circle will be a platform to learn about and contribute to cross cultural learning, ministry with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, intentional intercultural ministry and formation for the next generation.
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National Conferences: history, life, and witness
National Conferences: history, life, and witnessThe Being a Multicultural Church Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit is hosting a series of webinars exploring the Uniting Church in the 21st Century from a variety of perspectives. The second webinar held on the 24th June explored the history, life, and witness of the Uniting Church’s National Conferences. Read a…
Our Intercultural Worship
Worshipping in an Intercultural ChurchAs we continue to explore our calling to be an Intercultural Church, we consider what it means to worship together in a way that is inclusive and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of our Church.On any Sunday in the Uniting Church, worship is shared in more than 45 languages, including languages…
Meeting across cultures
Meeting across culturesThis piece continues our series on the Uniting Church as an Intercultural Church seeking to live faith and life cross-culturally. Assembly Associate General Secretary Rob Floyd shares some practical tips on how to create meeting spaces that honour our diversity and enable the full participation of the whole community. Written by Rob FloydThis…
Uniting for ClimateUniting Church members added their voices to many thousands of students in rallies around the country last week supporting the global youth-led movement, Schools Strike 4 Climate. All over Australia, thousands attended this most recent climate action on Friday 21 May in about 50 locations, with large rallies filling the major cities and…
Webinar Series: The Uniting Church in the 21st Century
Join the Being a Multicultural Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit for a new webinar series: The Uniting Church in the 21st CenturyWebinar 2: National Conferences of the Uniting ChurchThe second webinar in this series explored the history and life of the National Conferences, which provide regular opportunities for people of the same cultural background to…
Celebrating our intercultural identity
Written by Rev Dr Apwee Ting, Assembly National Consultant On the Day of Pentecost one of the great miracles of the Spirit of God was manifested in various languages. The ability to speak and hear the Good News in different languages is an important sign of God’s presence. On the day of Pentecost, we see…