Posts from September 2022

Posts from September 2022

Position Vacant: Children, Young People and Families Worker

Work as part of a Ministry team Part-time role (0.5 equivalent) until end of 2022, with possible extended on mutually agreed terms Support programs particularly amongst children, young people and families within the congregation About the role Manningham Uniting Church (MUC), a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, has an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and committed person to join our team as a part-time Children, Young People and Families Worker (CYFW).  The…

Sankofa #12

You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy. – Jane Kirsten Marczewski Jane Kirsten Marczewski  It would not surprise me if most of you don’t know who Jane Marczewski is. She is best known for being a singer who performed on America’s Got Talent in June 2021, where she got the coveted “Golden Buzzer” from Simon Cowell. She sung her original song, ‘It’s OK.” She is known professionally as Nightbirde. She became internationally known after…

Sankofa #11

Introduction A few weeks ago, I mused about the fact that we are all wounded (traumatised). And I shared the importance of us healing our wounds. I hope I didn’t give the impression that it was easy. It isn’t. Healing is never a definite location but something in process. It is the basic ordinary work of staying engaged with our own wounds and limitations. Healing does not necessarily mean forgiveness. Healing is learning to love the wound because love draws…

Unconscious Bias – Judging others by their accents

Published in Crosslight October 13, 2017 People around the world are hearing more foreign accents than at any time in human history. Are you guilty of judging someone by his or her accent? Snéha Khilay is a specialist in cultural diversity and unconscious bias. She feels this is just another form of unconscious bias and one aspect of equality that often gets overlooked. Accent is one of a number of characteristics, along with skin color, dress, or mannerisms, that identify…