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
Written by Rev. Sophia Lizares, Minister Kalamunda Uniting Church and St Martin’s Foothills Uniting Church Troubled by cyclones and mounting authoritarianism in their home country, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic both there as well as in Australia, Filipinos are charting a distinctive path as members of the Uniting Church. Using the Filipino practice of “Damayan:
Empowering the next generation
Empowering the Next GenerationsBy Rev. Dr Apwee Ting, National Consultant, Assembly Resourcing Unit It was a joy this month to again meet with Uniting Church National Conference leaders. The Assembly Resourcing Unit along with UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer hosted the gatherings welcoming First and Second Generation leaders in two separate online meetings. A key focus
Finding hope in Sabda dan Doa
Finding hope in Sabda dan DoaIn a year where faith and hope have been especially important, people across the world have had to think differently about what it means to be connected in worship.When COVID-19 forced us into physical isolation, Assembly National Consultant Rev. Dr Apwee Ting discovered a new way of sharing prayer and
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