Monthly Archives: June 2019

Refugee Week 2019

During Refugee Week, 16th-23rd June, Brunswick Uniting Church was privileged to host the works of Naser, an artist in detention, supported by Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers, Migrant Mothers from the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre and Johnny Salameh, winner of the Judges Prize at the Sacred Edge Festival in Queenscliff for his installation 'Dictator'. On World [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:56:08+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why should we care about refugees?

A reflection on what the bible says about refugees for Refugee Sunday. The Painting above is by Naser Moradi a refugee living in Broadmeadows Detention Centre. See his work here.  Follow this link to an article listing many of the refugee characters in the bible including the passages that describe their displacement. Here are a some of [...]

By |2019-06-25T02:05:05+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments

Migrant Mothers

'Migrant Mothers:  Moreland' was a five month community art project for 50 migrant women in the City of Moreland.  The project provided several free scratch board art workshops run at community centres in order to create artworks as well as a collaborative zine for distribution to the local community.  The project encouraged social creativity [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:45:27+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naser Moradi

"Please open your heart and the door of this cage. Life is not forever and our time to be young is very short. We are Human Just Like you, and we also wish to know freedom. Thank you." Naser . How can I get Freedom? Please ... Open your heart And open [...]

By |2019-06-26T09:07:58+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dictator

The Dictator Johnny Salameh Artist’s statement The Dictator is made from Ready made objects ( suitcases and chair). My artwork expresses the dictator as the person who sits carelessly above the miserable momentum below, person who sat insensitively on the loves of others. As a Syrian I understand the momentum, dislocation, chaos and indeed [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:41:54+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student House: Rooms Available

Brunswick Uniting Church currently has a couple of vacancies in our Student House Program. For over 20 years we have supported tertiary students from outside Melbourne in their move to Melbourne for study. We have two houses, side-by-side, with 5 rooms in each. It's an intentional, supported community connected to Brunswick Uniting Church. Find [...]

By |2019-06-21T05:55:09+00:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Olive Press 23/6

Prayer Points Ministry Team BIUC Congregation Fiona – MoD candidate UnitingCare ReGen D&E Committee Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie Student House Program Community Ministry Love Makes a Way Food Co-op CTM Our planet & all she holds BUC News July Olive Branch The July edition [...]

By |2019-06-20T07:37:28+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Olive Press|Tags: , , |0 Comments