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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Co-workers in God’s Kingdom

Twenty-three Korean ministers in the Uniting Church, along with their partners, have gathered for an important time of fellowship and sharing for the Korean National Conference (KNC) Ministry Retreat on the Sunshine Coast from 12-15 August.

The theme of the conference “Better Together, Answers in Solidarity” reflects the deep belief that it’s better to be together in God’s mission and ministry. We are working together as co-workers in the kingdom of God.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

A Destiny is Born, UAICC beginnings

“Why couldn’t Aboriginal Christians, like Maori Christians, take control of their own destiny?”

This was the question left lingering in the mind of the late Rev. Charles Harris’ having returned from a Christian Conference of Asia gathering in the Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa New Zealand, early in 1982.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Pacific plea for action

The call for Australia to take stronger action to limit climate change intensifies this week as Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with Pacific leaders in Tuvalu, a nation whose very existence is under threat from rising seas.

Ahead of the Forum, Rev. James Bhagwan, the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, appealed to Mr Morrison calling for Australia to do more to reduce its carbon emissions and transition to renewable energy.

Thursday, 08 August 2019

Time to Choose Humanity

A new report setting out why Australia must sign on to a global treaty to ban nuclear weapons was released by ICAN this week. It comes on the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings.

The report, titled Choosing Humanity, includes a contribution by the Uniting Church outlining the UCA’s longstanding commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons.

President Dr Deidre Palmer preached at the Conclusion of Placement for Rev. Dr Seforosa Carroll on 6 August 2019. 

The annual executive meeting of the Christian Conference of Asia took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a place where Christianity has a new beginning. 

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is an international ecumenical body that comprises 98 churches, including the Uniting Church in Australia and National Councils of Churches.

Thursday, 08 August 2019

Walking Together in Redfern

A community collaboration led by Paddington Children’s Centre has brought new life to the Aboriginal Children’s Service (ACS) in Redfern.

The ACS is one of the enduring organisations that started up within the Aboriginal community movement in Redfern in the 1970s.

I have begun a series of roundtable conversations with young adults of the Uniting Church all over the country to hear how they see God calling us into Christ’s reconciling and renewing mission.

The first roundtable conversations took place in Canberra on 25 July.