NATSIEC Commissioners 2016-2019
|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.
National Council of Churches in Australia
|Fr Shenouda Mansour
Coptic Orthodox Church (Observer)
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.
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 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
Where: Walk from Belmore Park (Central Station) to Victoria Park (Broadway).
Sydney’s Youth Model Interfaith Harmony, Justice & Compassion to the World
“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
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 , 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.