Condolences for Niuean Church leader

It is with deep sadness and regret that we advise the Assembly of the death of Rev. Aifolia Poumale last night.

Rev. Poumalu was the President of our partner church Ekalesia Kerisiano Niue (Congregational Christian Church in Niue). He had accepted the invitation to attend the Perth Assembly but advised us a few weeks ago of his inability to attend.

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UnitingWorld lunch – The Church in Times of Conflict

Matt Tyne, Associate Director for Relief and Development for UnitingWorld, provided the welcome and introduction to four international church leaders. Each was invited to share stories about the history and current landscape of their church, and how the church is responding to conflict in their locality.

Rev. Sungjae Kim was the first leader to speak. He is currently the Vice Moderator of the Korean Christian Church in Japan (KCCJ) and will become Moderator of the KCCJ in October this year. Continue Reading


UnitingWorld lunch – The Church in Times of Growth

Two members of the China Christian Council (CCC), Rev. Kan Baoping and Rev. Dr Chen Yilu, and the UnitingCare National Director, Ms Lin Hatfield Dodds were the panellists at the second UnitingWorld lunch, “The Church in Times of Growth”.

Rev. Dr Zhang introduced the discussion by providing some background about the relationship between the CCC and the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). The relationship began over 60 years ago, and was re-established in 2010 through the encouragement of Rev. Alistair Macrae, the President of the UCA at the time.

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