Category: Seeking Common Ground

President at Church of Scotland General Assembly

President at Church of Scotland General Assembly Uniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis is in Edinburgh this week for the General Assembly and was invited to bring a greetingUniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis is in Edinburgh this week at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The annual gathering brings together 500 church […]

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Breaking Bread, Forging Friendships

Breaking bread, forging friendships Rebecca Beisler shares the experience of attending an Iftar meal at the home of a Muslim family on Easter SundayBy Rebecca Beisler On Easter Day I attended an Iftar meal at the home of a Muslim family, a significant gesture of hospitality and friendship which enriched my experience and understanding of […]

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UCA-Jewish Dialogue February 2024

Uniting Church-Jewish Dialogue A meeting of endings and beginningsThe 53rd meeting of the interfaith dialogue between the Uniting Church in Australia and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry was held on 27 February with 11 representatives joining online from NSW and Victoria.”For the first time in its 30-year history the dialogue met without the presence […]

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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 Nouméa, New Caledonia. This meeting involved delegates from around 30 member […]

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The UCA at the Christian Conference of Asia General Assembly

The UCA at the Christian Conference of Asia 15th General Assembly From 28 September to 4 October, representatives from member churches and councils across Asia, as well as ecumenical partners, will gather in Kerala, India, for the 15th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA).Held once every five years, it is a significant international […]

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Jeremy Jones tribute

       Vale Jeremy Jones Uniting Church pays tribute to longstanding Jewish dialogue partner The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its deep sympathy for the loss of longstanding Jewish dialogue partner and interfaith champion Jeremy Jones. The Jewish and broader Australian community is mourning the passing of Jeremy Jones AM, 64, who is […]

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Alison Bleyerveen Voice reflection

Voice. It’s a Yes from me.  A reflection from Alison Bleyerveen after the recent UCA-Jewish Dialogue meetingBy  Alison Bleyerveen, UCA member of the Dialogue Executive Council of Australian Jewry – Uniting Church in Australia DialogueVoice. It’s a strong yes from me.I was privileged to be a part of a national conversation between ECAJ (Executive Council […]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 21-28 May 2023 What makes Christian Unity important? Responses and reflectionsAs we mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we invited responses from Uniting Church members engaged in the ecumenical and theological space, reflecting on what makes Christian Unity important. “The message of Christian unity is not a sweet occasional […]

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