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Wednesday, 20 January 2010 11:18

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The Theme

The Working Papers

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Pre-Forum Event

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The Theme

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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

Contents

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Cover

Cover 

Editorial

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
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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

 

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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

 

 


 

 

SJS_2013_image29 September 2013

 

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


 

 

 


 

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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)

 


 

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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.

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

Wednesday, 13 January 2010 10:21

NCCA Kits

Wednesday, 13 January 2010 09:49

InFocus

2007

Autumn2007 .......Winter2007
 Autumn ..............................  Spring/Summer

2006

SpringSummer2006
 Spring/Summer

2005

InFocus_Autumn_2006 Winter2005 SpringSummer2005
 Autumn  Winter  Spring/Summer

2004

2004

 Part One

 Part Two

 Part Three

 Part Four

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  • 2003
    SpringSummer2003

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  •  Winter

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    Desert_park_pic_shortIn 2009 (which is also the UN Year of Reconciliation), the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity overlaped with the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation. Over 11 days - May 24 to June 3 - including the great feast of Pentecost on May 31 - we therefore had a wonderful opportunity to renew and deepen our relationships in the one God in whom we share together through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. This year's theme appropriately was 'That they may become one in your hand (Ezekiel 37:17) and a variety of resources and links can be found below to assist Australians in joining more effectively in that great wave of prayer begun by Jesus himself when he prayed 'that they may all be one... so that the world may believe' (John 17:21).

    The 2009 resources, adapted for use in Australia, are grounded in the experience of the churches in in Korea. In their context of national division the churches have turned for inspiration to the prophet Ezekiel, who also lived in a tragically divided nation and longed for the unity of his people. The resources therefore offer fresh encouragement to churches in Australia to worship together locally, to witness to their unity in Christ, and to pray and act for the greater visible expression of that unity, not least in the context of our journey towards national Reconciliation. Link them into daily and weekly prayers, and with other special occasions (such as the World Day of Prayer on March 6 and National Day of Thanksgiving on May 30) and such prayer will be indeed strengthen God's hand for unity. For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2009 is also an opportunity to reflect further on the vital importance of what is sometimes called 'spiritual ecumenism', the foundation of all Christian work for reconciliation and unity. Such a prayer base can further strengthen Christian commitment to seeking peace and reconciliation for all in the worldwide Decade to Overcome Violence.

     

    NCCA RESOURCES

    Information for weekly Church Bulletins
    and Prayers for Congregations to use on Sunday 24 and/or 31 May

    Download specimen version of the prayer card here

    Download a flyer here

    Available from: NCCA
    Ph: (02) 9299 2215, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or from [your state ecumenical council]

    *You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these resources

    If you download resources from the NCCA website, it would be greatly appreciated if you could make a donation to the NCCA for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Many thanks!

    OTHER RESOURCES AND LINKS

     

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

    from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission (NATSIEC)