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Message from the President and Board of National Council of Churches in Australia
Call to a Year of Prayer
The first meeting of the new board of National Council of Churches in Australia met on last Friday, 22 July 2016.
Following a request from the NCCA Forum the Board of Directors have released a statement calling all to a Year of Prayer.
Message from the General Secretary
On 1 September 1989, Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios invited the whole Christian world ‘to offer together with the Great Mother Church of Christ (the Ecumenical Patriarchate) every year on this day prayers and supplication to the Maker of all, both as thanksgiving for the great gift of Creation and as petitions for its protection and salvation.’
If you would like to read this message visit goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith8052
Prayer for Creation
Bible and Ecology: Reading scripture through ecological eyes
Join this national webinar to engage ecology and biblical theology with scholars from around Australia and the world
Monday 19th September 10:30am to 5:30pm (Australian Eastern Time)
In recent years, in the context of growing ecological awareness, biblical scholars have been working to move beyond human-focused perspectives and read the Bible with a deliberate sympathy for the wider Earth community. In this full-day webinar, we will hear from scholars around the country about reading the Bible through “ecological eyes”, and will practise applying such lenses to scripture.
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.