Category: Seeking Common Ground

From Remembrance to Hope

Rev. Marie Wilson reports on the Kristallnacht commemoration in WA. At Temple David on Sunday 11th November, an overflowing congregation came to commemorate Kristallnacht. As we gathered, the theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams, played by Dr Ronniet Orlando and accompanied by Margaret Helfgott, set the sombre tone for the evening. After introductory comments […]

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Child Safety Consultation in Jakarta

By Emma Parr, Religious Education and Safe Church Consultant NSW/ACT SynodThe Christian Conference of Asia gathered a consultation group of 60 practitioners working with children and in child safety from member churches and ecumenical organisations on 17-19 September 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.I contributed on behalf of the Uniting Church, as a partner church and as one which […]

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An introduction to the UCA-Jewish Dialogue

By Rev Dr Matthew Wilson, Co-Convenor UCA-ECAJ Dialogue The National Dialogue of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has met 45 times since 1991. The Dialogue was established when tensions arose between the Uniting Church and the Jewish community in relation to the political situation in Israel-Palestine. […]

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