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Research Colloquium and Workshop

National Church Life Survey (NCLS) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU) have joined together to present the following two events:

Wednesday 14 March 2018: Research colloquium for academics, ACU North Sydney NSW

Wednesday 21 March 2018: Workshop for church leaders, ACU Strathfield, NSW

Winifred Kiek Scholarship Trust

Winifred Kiek Scholarship Trust

Applications for the 2019 year are now available.

The Winifred Kiek Scholarship is offered in rotation to women from countries of the Pacific Island Nations, member countries of the Asian Church Women’s Conference, and multicultural Australia. 

Ecumenical and Interfaith News

This Lent you are invited to prepare for Easter in anticipation, reflection and humility.

  • The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to reflect on water this Lent.
  • CommonGrace and the Bible Society invite you to rediscover the Beatitudes with their daily video reflections.

 

Emergency prayer for the people of Tonga

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We invite you, as part of the Australian ecumenical community to pray for our Tongan brothers and sisters. 

Earlier this week, Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated communities across Tonga. The category four cyclone brought destructive winds of over 233 kmph, ripped roofs off houses and caused widespread flooding.

 

Safe Church Training Agreement 

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Safe Church Awareness - presenter training 2018

The NCCA Safe Church program will be running a SCTA Safe Church Awareness presenter training in Melbourne on 23-24 March 2018. 

The training is a two day program where participants will work through the 2018 SCTA Safe Church Awareness workbook with highly skilled presenters and NCCA staff. 

CCA

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is providing a platform for young Christians in Asia to come together in Manado, Indonesia from 6-13 April 2018.

"Lord, send Your Light and Truth to lead us"  is the theme and prayer for the Youth Assembly based on Psalm 43:3.

Work with the World Council of Churches 

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WCC internship programme: A unique opportunity to learn and engage

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites applications from church-engaged youth to undertake an internship with the council at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva in 2018. 

Positions available

  • Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
  • Programme Executive for Spiritual Life and Faith and Order

Affinity Intercultural Foundation

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February Events - Sydney NSW

  • Women of Faith: Challenges & Opportunities – Monday 26 February
  • Religion in the Modern World: Panel Discussion - Monday 26 February
  • Religious Freedom & Human Rights in Secular Society- Tuesday 27 February

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Please join us in saying farewell to Sr Elizabeth Delaney.

Sr Elizabeth joined the NCCA team in January 2015 and was inducted as General Secretary on 4 March that year. We can all say that we have been privileged to work with Elizabeth over the past three years. 

Ecumenical and Interfaith News

In the recent Australia Day honours many people were recognised for their contribution to religious organisations and services. The NCCA congratulates all of them, with special mention to three who have been recognised for their contribution to child protection, interfaith relations and reconciliation:

  • Mr Garth Owen BLAKE, AM (NSW) - Anglican 
  • Dr David CLAYDON OAM (NSW) - Anglican
  • Rev Ivan Alexander ROBERTS, OAM (NSW) – Uniting Church