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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.


“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


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.

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The NCCA stands in solidarity with the grieving and shocked in the wake of the attacks at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15 March, 2019.

Our prayers are with the Islamic community in New Zealand, here in Australia and throughout the world. We stand together to show our resilience and strength in the face of hate and violence. 

Ld six150Ecumenical gathering explores an Australian response to Laudato Si'

“The earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor she groans in travail..."

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:40

Economy of Life and Ecological Justice


The Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches 

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites Congregations and faith based institutions to live sustainably and have justice in our daily considerations.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:00

Job Vacancy- Christian Radio Sydney

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Religious Producer Radio 2CH

Based: Pyrmont, Sydney NSW

Applications close: 22 March 2019


Friday, 01 March 2019 12:25

Commitment to Safeguarding


NCCA is committed to the safety of children and vulnerable adults in our community and those that participate in our churches’ activities.

Ld six150On caring for our Common Home

When: 8 - 10 March 2019
Where: St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong NSW