BUCJAM

About BUCJAM

The JAM committee has a broad mandate that could involve almost everything the church does, as ‘the church lives for and by mission’. We are excited by the opportunities of extending the mission work of the congregation and also joining ecumenically, where appropriate. But we are conscious of the need to keep the congregation involved and supportive, so that mission remains part of the life of the whole worshipping community.

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

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

Respect postcard series

Respect Project In 2018 the Justice and Mission committee commissioned an internal progress review of the Olive Way Program.  Eventually 9 key recommendations emerged together with an underlying desire to create a “community of respect”. The Olive Arts Collective took up the theme of respect and created some beautiful images to promote this critical value. [...]

By |2019-03-29T19:22:27+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Come dream with us

BUC Arts Planning Day BUC ARTs warmly invited members of our church community to an afternoon of dreaming and creativity which was held in a local space called Siteworks in Saxon street. Twenty people gathered and reflected on their earliest memories of creativity at BUC and the journey it has taken since those beginnings. [...]

By |2018-12-04T09:47:20+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Creating ..., Our Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Any hope for Palestine now, or ever?

It was such a privilege to welcome Areej Masoud to speak on the topic ‘Any hope for peace in Palestine now, or ever?’  Areej is a Palestinian Christian born in Bethlehem, who lives with minutes from the birthplace of Jesus.  Currently, she works as the Development and Communications Department Coordinator at Bethlehem Bible College. [...]

By |2018-11-04T19:35:57+00:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , |0 Comments