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Message from the President
Just recently I witnessed the value of good friends. About 150 people turned up for lunch on Saturday last in Teasdale. The Revd Tim Smith and the Belmont parishioners were absolutely wonderful hosts, so well organised, gracious and kindly, opening their doors and hearts to a number of recently arrived Iraqi Christians.
It was truly beautiful to see the happiness surrounding our Iraqi friends. They had come from such desolation and misery and shared with us what ISIS has done to their former homes and Church.
The pictures below show so vividly the destruction meted out.
Message from the General Secretary
As I write this last message for 2016,the words of Dag Hammarskjold, come to my mind, For all that has been, Thanks, for all that will be, Yes! There is so much for which to be thankful. 2016 has been a very significant year in the life of the national Council of Churches in Australia. Our forum took place giving us a new President, a new constitution, a new Board of Directors, and a new Assembly. Our commissions and networks continue to commit to ensuring our churches work together and grow in understanding of each other. The NCCA staff is beavering along – with generosity and commitment. Act for peace are completing the requirements for accreditation. These few sentences completely understate what we are doing together. To each person who is involved, who has gone the extra mile, Thank you.
Recent Events - ACRATH – Campaign Against Human Trafficking
25 November – 10 December
‘From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all!’
ACRATH'S campaign is 16 days of activism against gender-based violence which began on November 25 and ends on December 10 – Human Rights Day. During this time we are encouraged to work together to stop trafficking of girls and women.
Millions of women and girls are forced to work for little pay in terrible conditions with no chance of an education. Human trafficking is a growing, $150 billion global industry.
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.