Confident of the Uniting Church’s calling to be a multicultural church, and convinced that Western Christianity’s face, continuing life, and presence in the twenty first century inevitably are shaped by the rich diversity of cultures in the Australian society, the UCA declared itself a Multicultural Church in 1985.
The Synod of NSW/ACT is boldly carrying that prophetic statement forward through the work of Uniting Mission and Education. UME has set up a new structure for Multicultural Ministry in the Synod which is network based, and encourages collaborative and strategic ways of working which include:
Fie is an Australian-born Samoan from Melbourne who brings theological insight, strategic vision and organising capacity, as well as a contagious passion for the work of the Uniting Church in Australia. He will be working to equip non-English and English speaking congregations and Presbytery leaders to help grow an inclusive, multicultural and missional church. He will focus on opportunities in multicultural contexts, and with second generation leaders, to grow ministry and leadership capacity.
Fie’s contact details are:
Desk: 02 8838 8921 | Mobile: 0404 934 356 | E-mail: FieM@nswact.uca.org.au