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Message from the President
The National Churches of Pakistan have requested a Pastoral Solidarity visit, through the Christian Conference of Asia.
It is next week in Lahore, city of the terrible Easter Sunday terrorism this year.
I am part of the small delegation, having tried to support the Pakistani Australian Christian community with Church services, CBD rallies, advocacy to Government as regards both their refugees as well as the misuse of “blasphemy" laws and other human rights violations .We have also been supporting some Pakistani Christians who have sought asylum in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Message from the General Secretary
During this past week, I attended the funeral of Jenny Johnston, a woman who lived and breathed ecumenism. I first met her twenty years ago when I attended meetings of the New South Wales Ecumenical Council. Ove more recent years, my contacts with her were few and infrequent. Nevertheless, at the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate her life, as I heard people speak of her life, I knew that my brief experience of Jenny was similar to what many experienced over her thirty years’ involvement in ecumenism.
Recent Events - New Ceo Of Common Grace Announced
Common Grace have announced the appointment of their new CEO: Scott Sanders. NCCA is particularly pleased to hear of Scott’s appointment as his role was seed funded by the NCCA Glenburnie Program.
Scott previously worked for Agency and World Vision and brings to the organistation his strong theological credentials, including a degree from Morling College, and a deep passion and love for the Australian Church to live out its call to love, serve and defend the vulnerable and marginalised in our community.
The NCCA is 19 Christian Churches, gathered from across this wide brown land, who have embarked on a pilgrimage together. We each bring a widely varied history of place, experience, and theology, but we share a common faith and confession in the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour. We also share a common future as we are convinced that the future of Christians in Australia lies together, not in separation.