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From Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia

Revd. Dr.  Andre Karamaga, General Secretary of the All African Conference of Churches (AACC), will present Australian audiences with an African perspective to the raging climate change and aid effectiveness debates which have divided Australians.

Karamaga will also alert the Australian public to the church’s role as a peace keeper in the wars that plague the African continent and draw from his personal experience as a Rwandan leader, who lost family during the Genocide. 

Monday, 01 March 2010 13:56

Draft Program

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 as at 10 June 2010


Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five


Friday July 9

Saturday July 10

Sunday July 11

Monday July 12

Tuesday July 13





Worship in




 Bible Study
with John Gibaut

 Bible Study
with John Gibaut

 Bible Study
with John Gibaut



Civic Greetings

Local Churches

NATSIEC. F&U, Safe Churches

Future Directions
Feedback #3



President's Address






Morning Tea


Morning Tea

Morning Tea



General Secretary's Address


Future Directions
Feedback #1





+ Presentation of President's Search Committee



Closing Worship

New Executive Meet








Arrival and Registration


Challenges of our Culture

/Table Groups
Faith & Unity Commission (F&U)
Christian World Service (CWS)

Programme Reporting
(choose 3)
2. CWS
3. F&U
4. SJN
5. Secretariat

3x45 Mins 2x10 to move 

Focus Sessions

+ The Churches on the Road










Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea



4.45 - 6.00
Opening Actions:
4.45 Welcome to Country
5.00 Opening Worship
5.20 Purpose of the Forum
5.30 Introductions / Prelim Actions
5.40 New Member Church

Report Finance Discussion
- Resourcing the NCCA


5.00 Prayer 


Future Directions
(choose 1)
1. Faith & Order
2. Mission
3. Social/Public Issues

2x25 min & 1x10 min to move

Beginning to Shape
the Future

Future Directions
Feedback #2




5.10 Denominational

5.10 Denominational









Church/State Relations
The Church, Our Nation and Social Inclusion - Sen. Ursula Stephens

Free Evening

Ecumenical Worship
(the general public are
encouraged to attend
this service with the
Forum Participants)

Public Lecture
A New Ecumenical Wave - Fr G Kelly



Evening Prayer



Evening Prayer


Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:44

NCCA Ecumenical Bookshop

Books available through the National Council of Churches Australia:

All books given away freely. Simply pay postage or collect from the NCCA office.

For a copy of the  pdf 2019 NCCA bookshop Library Catalogue click here (4.10 MB) .   

NB. Most books are available in multiple copies. If you would like to request more than one, please feel free to do so.

Send and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the title and author of the book you require, your contact address and phone number, or advise us of the date and time that you would like to collect from our Sydney office.

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Monday, 01 February 2010 01:00

NCCA Pre-Forum Event

The Faith and Unity Commission Presents
100 Years of the Ecumenical Movement: Opening Horizons for the 21st Century

In conjunction with a course offered by the Centre for Ecumenical Studies that runs prior to the forum, the Faith and Unity pre-forum day event will focus on models of ecumenical engagement. The event will include The WCC Faith and Unity Commission representative, John Gibaut, as the main speaker, amongst a panel of other representatives from the ecumenical field.

Sunday, 26 September 2004 00:00

Social Justice Sunday 2004

Security at all Costs? 


A Christian reflection on where to draw the line

Social Justice Sunday 26 September 2004

Published 2004

© NCCA Social Justice Sunday 2004 project team

© rests with the original authors as acknowledged

All Bible quotations are from the Holy Bible New Revised Standard Version (1993) Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House

This kit is published for use by congregations and church groups and we encourage reproduction with proper acknowledgement.


Valuing Security was produced by the Social Justice Network of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). The Social Justice Sunday 2004 project team included: Rev. Elenie Poulos (Project Manager, Social Justice Sunday 2004), Rev. Dr Ann Wansbrough (NCCA Social Justice Network), Rev. Jon Inkpin (NCCA Decade to Overcome Violence Program), Theo Mackaay (The Social Responsibilities Commission, Anglican Province of Western Australia), John Ferguson (Australian Catholic Social Justice Council), Heather den Houting and Colleen Geyer (Queensland Synod, Uniting Church in Australia), Father Augustinos Nada (Coptic Orthodox Church), Major Margaret Sanz (Salvation Army), and Tanya Richmond (Uniting Church in Australia, UnitingJustice Australia)

The team would like to thank the following people for their invaluable help with the project: Rev. John Henderson (NCCA), Sr Suzette Clarke rsc (Australian Catholic Social Justice Council), Dr Mark Zirnsak (Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) and Dr Hannah Middleton

This project has been partly funded by the Glenburnie Programme.

Designed by the Uniting Church in Australia NSW Synod Communications Unit.

Printed in Australia by Lindwall & Ward Printing Pty Ltd Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia on 100% recycled Australian made paper and board using soy inks.

Social Justice Sunday: 26 September 2004

Copies of this kit are available from: National Council of Churches in Australia 379 Kent Street Sydney, NSW  2000

Phone: (02) 9299-2215 Fax: (02) 9262-4514 or download from the website http://www.ncca.org.au/departments/social_justice_network

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:56

7th National Forum

9th - 13th of July 2010

Rydges Capital Hill, Canberra, ACT

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 11:18



The Theme

The Working Papers


Pre-Forum Event


The Theme



The Working Papers

The Working Papers are attached in an easily  downloadable PDF form.

If you have any difficulty with the download please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (02) 9299 2215.



Tuesday, 19 January 2010 13:57

InUnity Winter 2004


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Living in a World of Change

Page 2


NCCA Triennial Forum

Whose Church do I belong to?

Page 3 - 5

Circle not yet complete

Page 5 - 6

In Focus

From the National Director

Refugee and Migrant Sunday

Page 7


Christian World Service to incorporate

Sudan Appeal

Page 8


Rice for the hungry

The Power of a Dream

Page 9

The Christmas Bowl at Work in the World in 2004

Throwing a lifeline to refugees?

Page 10

NCCA Triennial Forum

Blessed are the peacemakers

Kobia issues two challenges to Australian Christians

Page 11 - 12
(Kobia article continued page 16

Landmark covenant signed

Page 13

Decade to Overcome Violence

Cultivating peace across Australia

Page 14 - 15

Contact Information

Page 16

Monday, 18 January 2010 13:51

Social Justice Sunday



28 September 2014


Gambling and its Impact in Australia
Is Nothing Sacred?

The NCCA Social Justice Network has chosen the topic of “gambling” for the 2014 Social Justice Sunday resource in the hope of voicing the strong concerns held by the Churches about the encroachment of gambling and its destruction into the daily lives of many Australians. Poker machine reform is no longer on our national political agenda, however the expansion of gambling methods is extending, prompting the subtitle “is nothing sacred?”.


The resource is available in hard copy  by phoning or emailing the NCCA. Copies may also be available from either your State Council of Churches or possibly your denomination Social Justice Officer.

Articles included this year are

    • Community for sale? Wanna Bet?
    • The growing reach of gambling.
    • Gambling and sport.
    • More gambling information.
    • Resources and weblinks relating to gambling issues

The Resource Gambling and its Impact in Australia is now available Download Here
The 2014  Worship Resources now available

Australian Gambling Taskforce Action :  Restraining online misery





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Social Justice Matters

"What does the Lord require of you?


This year the Social Justice Sunday resourceacknowledges that embracing the call to do justice is very challenging. As Australia approaches a federal elections the churches want to give the clear message that Social Justice Matters. The resource will be available in hard copy (after 15 August 2013) by phoning or emailing the NCCA. Copies may also be available from either your State Council of Churches or possibly your denomination Social Justice Officer.

The resource will include articles on;

      • Social Justice: The Biblical Foundations
      • Millenium Development Goals: A job that Needs Finishing
      • Taking Responsibility for Justice: The Case of Refugees
      • Disability, Spirituality, Accessibility
      • The Call for Leadership: the Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls
      • Rersources with links to some great websites.

The Resource Social Justice Matters is now available

The Worship Resources 2013 are now avialable

SJS_201230 September 2012
Peace in the Marketplace
so all may live in dignity

Our current world economic situation is the subject of many books, lengthy media commentary and diverse expert opinions posing many questions. “Are we prospering, are we doomed, is the demand for our mineral resources going to last, how much of Australia’s natural landscape and ecology can be sacrificed to support our economic growth?” Is the concept of economic growth out dated as it is severely altering the natural world? How do we grapple with the unintended consequences?

The NCCA Social Justice Network has produced this resource  “Peace in the Marketplace – So all may live in dignity. to assist in addressing issues of well being, the economy and the challenges such as work life balance, consumerism, and measuring real progress as a nation. Hopefully this will be a helpful tool for promoting discussion across the community.


Contact the NCCA office to order a printed copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  (02) 9299 2215





sjs-201125 September 2011

I Was in Prison and You Visited Me


The number of people in prison in Australia (both sentenced and unsentenced) is increasing faster than population growt h. At the same time, rates for most categories of offending are decreasing. These trends require us to pause and reflect on what is happening in our society and especially, who is most likely to be found in prison. The great majority of prisoners come from impoverished circumstances, often experiencing multiple disadvantage. However, most attention is given to the few high profile, even very wealthy, individuals who engage equally high profile legal advisers to secure their freedom.




The Social Justice Network has produced this resource to assist individuals and congregations to be aware of the alarming facts about prisons in Australia and to advocate for a more just society.

I Was in Prison and You Visited Me (2011)


Download the  resource I Was in Prison and You Visited Me (2.0Mb)  Worship Resources

or contact the NCCA office to order a printed copy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 9299 2215  

1998 Resource:  Prison the Last Resort Part 1 (2.25MB) Prison the Last Resort Part 2 (2.25MB)




27 September 2009
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Hope for the Common Good

As people who receive the planet as God's sacred gift to us, we have a particular responsibility to live in harmony with and care for the natural world, ensuring that God's gift will be enjoyed by the generations to come.

The Social Justice Network have produced a six page resource to assist church groups and others to look Beyond the Global Financial Crisis, to assist those most vulnerable and use our God given talents to live responsibly in the world.

Download the Social Justice Sunday 2009 resource here (2.3Mb). OR contact the NCCA office to order a printed copy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 9299 2215.


For further resources, check the NCCA's archives section.