Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 21-MAR-2021 - 10.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Lent 5 – 10 AM Combined Service – Harmony Day in Australia is celebrated each year on March 21, coinciding with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. The sermon introduces the notion of intersectionality, the study or awareness of overlapping or intersecting social identities (race, class, gender, etc), especially as related to oppression or discrimination. Can you imagine an intersectional church, a church which is inclusive of all sorts of people regardless of race, age, sexual identity and orientation, family background, and more? No privileged classes, no marginalisation, no discrimination and denigration aimed at the 'undesirables'? The message of Harmony Day is that Everyone Belongs. We are invited to join in our faith journey towards discipleship in Christ with mutual respect, understanding and love. Jesus is the centre of our faith, community is the centre of out lives, and reconciliation is the centre of our work. Together may we work for a world where we embrace our differences and stand strong, united in our shared humanity, embraced by the love of God. Together, may we continue to embody reconciliation, love and peace.
John 12: 20-33

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