The Uniting Learning Network was established by the NSW/ACT Synod in 2013 to facilitate a collaborative holistic approach to resourcing the faithful participation of members, congregations, agencies and presbyteries within the Synod in God’s mission. The Network exists as a response to God’s calling to the church, “to equip and develop lively and diverse followers of Jesus Christ fully engaged in the world”.
The Uniting Learning Network includes Presbytery based educators, academics (faculty & sessional lecturers), field staff and consultants, vocational education and training staff, UnitingCare educators, congregation-based educators, supervisors, spiritual directors, those involved in religious education in schools and universities, researchers, writers and publishers.
Staff and volunteers in the NSW/ACT Synod’s Uniting Learning Network draw from, contribute to and collaborate with Assembly staff, educators from other synods, other denominations, parachurch organisations, non-government organisations and community organising networks.
Duncan Macleod, Director of the Uniting Learning Network, is responsible for bringing together UME staff and other educators as collaborative leaders.
See the White Paper, a report to the 2014 meeting of the NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia.