September, 2015

Our Second Gen young people: part of the global church

Monday, September 14th, 2015

In 1985, at the 4th National Assembly, the Uniting Church became the first denominational church in Australia to boldly declare that “the Uniting Church is a multicultural Church.”   2015 marks the 30 year anniversary of that declaration! As part of a celebration of 30 years of cultural diversity in the Synod of Victoria and […]  

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PNG’s slow motion disaster – please help.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Our phone rang the other night. First one and then another friend from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea rang to tell us about the frosts and drought that have struck their mountain region. ‘Blackened sweet potato … springs drying up and river levels dropping … schools and hospitals closing because they have no water […]  

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Immediate Sanctuary Required for Refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Immediate Sanctuary Required for Refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq The Uniting Church in Australia is today calling on the Government to commit to a significant increase in Australia’s refugee intake as a response to the crisis in Syria. “While we welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to increase our refugee intake from Syria, the scale of this crisis requires a much greater response,”... Read More »

“The extravagant love of God – our only magic in the world.”

Monday, September 7th, 2015

I was recently in India, where the church is less than 1% of the population, and it’s mainly made up of people from the Dalit or ‘Untouchable’ caste.  This means that their people are singularly disadvantaged when it comes to access to education and health and social mobility. Further, the church faces increasing opposition as […]  

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September E- News

Friday, September 4th, 2015

God in Not A Secret to Be Kept: Equipping Christian Leaders All across the globe, the Christian Church is alive and well. Yet for many of our church partners, and for the thousands in their communities who long to grow with the message of Christ, there’s often a critical lack of trained leaders able to teach and guide what could be a tremendous movement for change. Families in remote Himalayan villages... Read More »

Update: Slow Unfolding Disaster in PNG

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

An Update on the El Nino weather pattern impacting communities in PNG Photo Source: Western Highlands crop failure CARE International, Jack Tame. Our partners in Papua New Guinea are continuing to report the terrible impact of an El nino weather pattern in the highlands regions.  There have now been reports of patients been hospitalised and on medication due to waterborne and air borne diseases. The... Read More »