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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Cosmic Grace on the Cross
Cosmic Grace on the CrossWritten by Apwee Ting, Assembly National Consultant For many years Jesus’ words on the cross in the Gospel of Luke (Lk. 23:34) have been important words for me during Lent, Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” There are…
From Grief to Renewal
From Grief to Renewal via Lament How God is reshaping the Uniting Church for missionWritten by Rev Dr Apwee Ting, Assembly National Consultant I will remember 2020 as a year of grief. As we approach Christmas, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the deaths of more than 1.6 million people and 72 million infections worldwide. Personally…
Webinar: Mental Health
Join the Being a Multicultural Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit for our final webinar of 2020 looking at the Church and COVID-19. The topic of this webinar is Mental Health. Our speakers will explore how we take care of our mental health in the midst of the pandemic and share experiences from their own faith…
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…