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Friday, 22 December 2017 13:23

What do the Churches Say about...

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...PEACEMAKING 

 

The NCCA Social Justice Network has chosen the topic of “PEACEMAKING” for the first edition of their 'What do the Churches say about'  series. 

This resource puts together a collection of statements that our member churches have made on the topic of peacemaking.

The resource is available in printable PDF format and can be dowloaded by using the link below. 

Axios! Worthy! Moustahiq!

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On Saturday 16 December at St George Cathedral, Sydney Metropolitan Basilios Kodseie was enthroned as Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

 

 

New General Secretary elected

NCCKx150We welcome Rev. Dr. Lee Hong-jung, the newly elected General Secretary of NCCK.

Rev. Dr. Lee is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) and has served as the General Secretary of PCK. He was a former Executive Secretary for the Christian Council of Asia (CCA) and the Vice Chairman of the NCCK International Committee. 

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Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace

Pope Francis’ message for the 51st World Day of Peace has been released by the Vatican.

"Peace to all people and to all nations on earth! Peace, which the angels proclaimed to the shepherds on Christmas night,[1] is a profound aspiration for everyone, for each individual and all peoples, and especially for those who most keenly suffer its absence."

 

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN)

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Sunday 10 December.

This coming Sunday, ICAN will have the honour of receiving this prestigious award at the ceremony in Oslo, Norway.This celebration is an acknowledgement of the importance of the treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

You can watch the live streaming of the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall. Visit the Nobel Prize website for more information.

Christmas Bowl

Our Works - Act for Peace

Please join us in this powerful act of faith, love and solidarity.

For over 68 years, the Christmas Bowl has been a way for Christians to express the love of Christ to those in need around the globe, and affirm that every displaced or hungry person is worthy of empathy and compassion.

The Christmas Bowl appeal is a demonstration of unity for Christians in Australia. “Making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

Ecumenical Women’s Action against Violence (EWAAV)

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Church women of Asia attended the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) Consultation that was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 29-30 November.

Participants of the EWAAV consultation demand, “The Church in Sri Lanka should ensure zero tolerance to violence against women at all levels....". 

Third Iranian Baha'i leader released in Tehran

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We rejoice again with our friends of The Australian Baha’i Community in the news of the recent release of Mr Behrooz Tavakkoli.

Mr Tavakkoli was released from prison after completing his ten-year sentence. He is the third of the seven former Baha’i leaders in Iran to be released.