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Friday, 14 June 2019 00:31

Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos

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Australian Tour 2019

Canberra23 and 25 June, Sydney - 27 June, Melbourne - 29 June

Bishop Coorilos is a special guest of the National Council of Churches in Australia for the 10th National Forum. While in Australia he will be speaking at four different public events across three states.

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:50

Safer Churches Conference 2019

The 9th biennial Safer Churches Conference

Transforming Cultures

Listening, Reflecting, Acting

17 and 18 September 2019 at the Mecure Hotel Brisbane. 

This is the first conference held by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) Safe Church Program since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations were released in December 2017.

The theme for the conference, "Transforming Cultures: Listening, Reflecting, Acting" will provide the framework across the two-day event.

The conference will focus on ensuring Australian churches are informed by key leaders, who are experts in this area in Australia. Information will be delivered on the implementation of the recommendations as well as the very important process of cultural change, both in our churches and religious organisations. In addition, there will be opportunities for open, facilitated conversations, with a strong emphasis on promoting deep, cultural changes for the whole church.

The key themes explored during the conference will include:

  • exploring the churches' obligation to the vulnerable, particularly those with disabilities and the elderly
  • being inclusive of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous groups within our community
  • listening to the voices of children and survivors, and understanding 'Trauma Informed Practice' and the complexities of spiritual abuse
  • creating a culture of child safety throughout our Christian organisations. 

For more information and to register go to www.transformingcultures.net  or click on the image below. 

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Friday, 31 May 2019 17:50

Religious Freedom

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Issue to be top of Government's agenda 

Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has stated that legislation in response to the Ruddock Expert Panel on Religious Freedom report will be put to Parliament in July.

 

Friday, 31 May 2019 17:49

Ecumenics Roundtable Canberra

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Presented by the Centre for Ecumencial Studies at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C)

Date: 10:30 am-4:00 pm 25 June 2019
Location: Chambers Pavilion, ACC&C, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT
Special guest speaker: Rt. Rev’d Dr Geevarghese Coorilos

Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:18

Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos

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Australian Tour 2019

Canberra23 and 25 June, Sydney - 27 June, Melbourne - 29 June

Bishop Coorilos is a special guest of the National Council of Churches in Australia for the 10th National Forum. While in Australia he will be speaking at four different public events across three states.

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State of the Nation: Politics, Ethics and Democracy in Australia

A research paper by Peter Hooton, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra

"....Because truth is not trusted, specious propaganda takes over. Because justice is not trusted, whatever is useful is declared to be just." German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer October 1940,

 

 

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May your Holy Week and Easter be a time of beautiful renewal

A musical friend told me last week of a conversation with his 7 year old daughter.

They were having breakfast. Out of nowhere, she said: “My life is going to be more difficult than yours, isn’t it”? He knew that, in his momentary pause before answering, she saw that he thought this was probably true. So he didn’t try to evade or obfuscate. “Yes, probably”, he heard himself saying. Then he added some words about all doing our best that her life not be too difficult...

The 13 messages follow.

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“Truth, Unity and Reconciliation” was the theme for a national meeting of Sudanese and South Sudanese women leaders in Canberra at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture on 29-30 March. 

Thursday, 04 April 2019 09:56

Easter Messages 2019

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Easter Messages from Leaders of Christian Churches in Australia 2019

May your Holy Week and Easter be a time of beautiful renewal

....A new beginning is what we need, for the whole human family, away from fear and hate, towards love and trust....

Bishop Philip Huggins, President National Council of Churches in Australia 

 The 13 messages follow.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 13:58

ARPA Awards and Scholarship 2019

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The Ramon Williams ARPA scholarship 2019
Closing Date for applications: Monday 1 May 2019 at 5 pm (AEST).

2019 ARPA Awards for Excellence
Entries must be received by the Executive Officer no later than 5 pm on Friday 17th May 2019.