UCA will always be first for me the Universalist Church of America. But it can also mean the Uniting Church of Australia.
Link: The anitpodean UCA
I’ve been interested in the Australian church for some time, and this interest has been resparked over the question of distance learning for lay ministers and those on an ordination path. Of course, given the UCA’s significant rural constituency and Australia’s remote settlements, distance learning would be very important.
Their models are rather keen, and I wish there was something like them for the US. The good news is that I don’t see anything in the following two institutions that suggests an American couldn’t enroll in a course by extension, and many would be a good value.
(Ditto the theological faculty at the University of South Africa, which can be found at http://www.unisa.ac.za/contents/faculties/theology/default.asp
I would love to see comments from alumni drawn here about the programs.