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Crossing Borders

Helen RichmondMyong Duk Yang

Crossing Borders

Helen RichmondMyong Duk Yang

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Sub-titled Shaping Faith, Ministry and Identity in Multicultural Australia

An exciting new resource that was launched at the Uniting Church of Australia Assembly in Brisbane. Edited by Helen Richmond and Myong Duk Yang Crossing Borders contributes to our understanding of the challenges faced by people migrating to Australia seeking identity and a place in the life of churches in Australia. Crossing Borders examines the changes taking place in the landscape of Christianity in Australia and explores the importance of cross-cultural ministry for all our churches. The value of this 320 page resource is that it has real case studies from Korean, Fijian, Sri Lankan, Laotian and Cambodian, Filipino, Samoan, Sudanese and Dutch congregations that have been effectively established in an Australian context.
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Sub-titled Shaping Faith, Ministry and Identity in Multicultural Australia

An exciting new resource that was launched at the Uniting Church of Australia Assembly in Brisbane. Edited by Helen Richmond and Myong Duk Yang Crossing Borders contributes to our understanding of the challenges faced by people migrating to Australia seeking identity and a place in the life of churches in Australia. Crossing Borders examines the changes taking place in the landscape of Christianity in Australia and explores the importance of cross-cultural ministry for all our churches. The value of this 320 page resource is that it has real case studies from Korean, Fijian, Sri Lankan, Laotian and Cambodian, Filipino, Samoan, Sudanese and Dutch congregations that have been effectively established in an Australian context.
-Publisher.


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Meet the Authors

Helen Richmond

Rev Helen Richmond is National Director for Multicultural Ministry in the Uniting Church of Australia. Prior to this appointment she had extensive cross-cultural experience as a staff member of a Selly Oak College in Birmingham, UK, where she tutored people from many nations over a period of five years. Her early interest in gospel and culture was stimulated by a pastoral placement in the Commission for World Mission and then by working as a parish minister with a Tongan congregation. Other cross-cultural experience includes living and studying in Indonesia for three years, and through her marriage to Ben who is of Indonesian origin, raising a bi-cultural family. She has enabled the Australian church to develop links with partner churches in Asia and the Pacific. She relates closely to many different ethnic congregations. She has participated in several ecumenical conferences in different parts of the world. Rev Richmond holds a Master of Theology degree.

Myong Duk Yang

Rev Myong Duk Yang (D.Min) is the Cross-cultural and World Mission consultant to the Uniting Church NSW Board of Mission. His major work involves cross-cultural promotion and education and supporting overseas partner church projects. He initiated the Anti-Racism Workshop, which is now a national Uniting Church project. Born in Korea, and having lived in Australia for more than twenty years, he has focused on the experience of having a bicultural identity in both his academic research and ministry. His doctoral thesis was entitled, The Development of Cross-Cultural Ministry in the Uniting Church.

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