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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CHURCH AND COVID-19
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Filipino National Conference 2020
The Uniting Church Filipino National Conference for 2020 will take place on 30-31 October 2020.The Conference will begin with an online service of Lament and Hope on Friday 30 October with Filipinos in Australia and overseas. It will include Vespers for All Saints Day and serve as the Conference opening.The theme of the Conference is
Webinar: Domestic Violence
Join the Being a Multicultural Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit for our fifth webinar looking at the Church and COVID-19. The topic of this webinar is Domestic Violence. Our speakers will examine the increasing risk of Domestic and Family Violence in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and how different cultures engage differently in difficult
Webinar: Contextual Leadership
Join the Being a Multicultural Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit for our fourth webinar looking at the Church and COVID-19. The topic of this webinar is Contextual Leadership. Panellists will take part in a Q&A on the type of leadership needed right now in the Church in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will take
Intergen meets Intercultural Part 2
Intergenerational meets Intercultural PART 2Kingdom Values vs Cultural Values By Robin Yang I’m writing to continue pondering on how discipleship looks in the intersectionality of the intercultural and intergenerational spaces. Every discipleship framework, and indeed almost everything related to faith and life, places values as the core. These values are the centre around which orbits
Called to be a hybrid church
Called to be a Hybrid Church The third Assembly Resourcing Unit webinar exploring how COVID-19 will change the church examined the idea of “Hybrid Ecclesiology” or the different forms the church will take as it emerges from the pandemic.The Assembly’s Being a Multicultural Church Circle hosted the webinar on 27 August to encourage the deeper
New COVID-19 Epicentre
And its repercussions for our Ibero-Latino Community By Rev. Esteban Lievano, UCA Ibero-Latino National Conference Chairperson This week South America was reported as the new global epicentre for the COVID-19 virus. The pandemic will have long-lasting impacts on already impoverished and indigenous communities in the region, but it is also impacting Latin American communities living