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April 2018 Issue 1

resurrection icon x150 “Wake up, sleeper, and rise from the death, and Christ will shine on you”

(Ephesians 5:14b).

Let the message of Good news and peace trumpeted by the angels be heard and shared throughout the world. We pray for the peace in the Middle East where our Christian brothers and sisters suffer persecution, hardship and even martyrdom. We pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for those in Australia who have the authority to make decisions on moral issues and uphold the values of the family as practised with the historical religions for thousands of years....

Bishop Haigazoun Najarian, Primate
Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand 

“Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power" 

WoPCUx150(cf. Exodus 15.6)

13 – 20 May 2018

In 2018 the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Australia will be observed from 13 – 20 May 2018, the week between Ascension and Pentecost. 

Resources are now available.

WCC70x150Ecumenical Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

An Ecumenical Worship Service will be held in the Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra on Sunday 13 May, at 6.00pm. Dr Sang Chang will be the preacher. 

Ecumenical Roundtable to mark 70 Years of WCC

Hosted by the Centre for Ecumenical Studies, part of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, with the theme - We intend to stay together: 70 years of the WCC.

Abrahamic faithx150Ramallah and Jerusalem Conference, April 2018
At the invitation of Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi of the General Delegation of Palestine in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, the President of National Council of Churches in Australia, Bishop Philip Huggins was to speak at the 9th Jerusalem International Conference in Ramallah, Palestine on 10 April 2018.

Role of Religions to Promote Dialogue
The Open Letter of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) to national member organizations.

South Sudan Sudanx150South Sudanese and Sudanese Church Leaders

Co-hosted by the National Council of Churches in Australia and the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture Canberra

Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 May 2018, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue:

The Chambers Pavilion, Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT.

Glenburnie LogoThe Glenburnie Program

This funding program takes its name from a property in Western Australia. Funding from this program is intended to “provide resources for the churches and the community on issues relating to a just, participatory and sustainable society."

Closing date for applications has been extended to 30 April 2018 

Safe Church Training Agreement 

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Safe Church Awareness presenter training

Melbourne – March 2018

16 presenters attended, from four states and representing 6 denominations.

Sydney – June 2018 – Change of Venue

Endorsed training in partnership with Uniting Mission & Education and the Baptist Churches of NSW/ACT

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Farewell Jill Ruzbacky

Died Sunday 8 April 2018, aged 48

A gentle warrior for the common good - from the Commission for Mission of Uniting Church of Australia VIC/TAS Synod - who are comforted in their loss by all those who are sharing it.

13sAustralian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).

Raising money for faith-based action on the climate crisis.
ARRCC is seeking donations so that it can continue to make sure that people of faith are at the forefront of climate action in Australia, to walk the talk, to be living witnesses to what we believe in.


RSFPlogox150“Bringing the religious spirit alive through film”

Entries close 5:00pm 30 April 2018

The Religious Short Film Prize is an opportunity for film-makers to explore the religious quest through a powerful contemporary medium.

BW LBCx150The William and Henrietta Kay Memorial

A scholarship fund to assist people to study in and develop their relationship with Israel. 

Applications are now invited. Closing date 18 May 2018.

April
8s  
  1  Easter Sunday (Western Christian)
  8  Easter Sunday (Orthodox & Eastern Christian)
  12  Yom HaShoa (Holocaust Remembrance Day - Judaism)
  21  Ridvan begins (Baha'i)
  22  World Earth Day
  25  Anzac Day 
 

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Give now to the work of the NCCA. Just click on the donate button.  

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)