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NATSIEC Commissioners 2016-2019

Revd_Gloria_Shipp The Rev'd Gloria Shipp - Chairperson



The Rev'd Victor Blanco 


I am a Torres Strait Islander. I am a Bishop in the Anglican Church in the Torres Strait region of the North Queensland Diocese. My wife is Sania May Mabo and I have 2 sons Clifford Saibo Mabo and Ganomi Palai Mabo. I have done much work in the Torres Strait region to bring unity to the church that split from us. I pray that God will minister to us.

  General Secretary

National Council of Churches in Australia

  Fr Shenouda Mansour

Coptic Orthodox Church (Observer)


21 January 1947 - 24 September 2016


Jenny Johnston

Jenny Johnston passed away at the Mater Hospital, Newcastle on Saturday 24 September after a long battle with cancer. The funeral service for Jenny was celebrated at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Strathfield Thursday, 29th September 2016.

Jenny was an active and passionate ecumenist serving on the NSW Ecumenical Council for thirty years. Jenny had been integral to the frequent visits to Australia of Br Ghislain and members of the Taizé community.


2 Daylight savings begins
2-4 Rosh Hashana
4 Feast of St Francis of Assisi
10 World Mental Health Day
11 International Day of the Girl Child

United Nations Mechanisms Training Day

A training day of learning and sharing, facilitated by Mr Budi Thajono, Asia Pacific Coordinator for Franciscans International.

Learn about the United Nations and how to engage with them on human rights.

Date:          Tuesday 8 November

Where:       Mary Mackillop Place 7-11 Mount Street, North Sydney

Welcome Walk 2016

Welcome to Australia and Settlement Services International (SSI) invites you to be part of the Walk Together 2016. To walk alongside them and the Australian community in demonstration of the spirit of inclusiveness that SSI work tirelessly to achieve.

Date:      Saturday 22 October

WhereWalk from Belmore Park (Central Station) to Victoria Park (Broadway).

Anti Poverty Week

Anti Poverty Week was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.

In 2016 Anti Poverty Week will be held from the 16th to the 22nd of October.

Calendar of Activities in 2016


Sydney’s Youth Model Interfaith Harmony, Justice & Compassion to the World

Youth PoWR

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King Jr

In early September over 300 young people from diverse faith backgrounds met in Sydney for the largest interfaith event for young people in Australia. Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) saw youth vote on and commit to a message of common and critical concern; ‘Towards a More Compassionate & Just Society’.


A public lecture on the Future of Jewish-Catholic relations

A public lecture on the Future of Jewish-Catholic relations

Two scholars, Fr Philipp Renczes SJ and Rabbi Fred Morgan, will look at the latest Vatican document - The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.

When:        Sunday 30th October 2016 at 3pm to 4pm,

Where:       Simonds Hall, Catholic Leadership Centre 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne (Cnr Hoddle Street)


Visit of the WCC Gen Sec

Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit

Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit , General Secretary of the World Council of Churches will visit Australia this month.

From Tuesday 11 until he flies back to Geneva on Monday 17, the General Secretary will have many opportunities for public engagement in most of our Australian capital cities as his schedule permits.