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April 2022 Issue 3

This week is holy week for the churches of the East.

It is striking that in one part of the church we are in the season of Easter, while other Christian communities are preparing for Good Friday and the Easter celebrations.  

“We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him”  (cf Matthew 2:2)

29 May - 5 June 2022, in the week between Ascension and Pentecost.

Australian resources are now available from the NCCA website.

Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

17 - 24 April 2022

By the Divine Providence, the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle invites us to pray this week for Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine – their people, nations, churches and history.

New research on responses to domestic and family violence in Australian churches

National Church Life Survey (NCLS) has published their research in this area and share with us. 

Eastertide and our responsibility for climate justice

  • Australian Church leaders sign open letter - calling for government leaders to take action on climate change.

  • Standing up for climate change - Ross Gittens responds to Tearfund Australia's report on climate, young Christians and the Church in Australia.

WCC s2Hope and New Life at Easter

  • WCC Easter message

  • Holy Week Bible studies 

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Ecumenical event in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

To be held at the St Hurmizd Assyrian Church of the East Cathedral, 5.30 pm to 6. 30pm. Followed by the Annual Fund Raising Dinner 7.00 pm - 10.00pm in the Cathedral's Edessa Hall.

When: Sunday 5 June 2022  

Where: Greenfield Park, SYDNEY, NSW

Modern Slavery Statement Benchmarking 

Find out which industry sectors have stepped up.

When: Tuesday, 3 May 4:00 pm AEDT

Pray for Myanmar

Pax Christi Asia Pacific invite you to this global online service for the people of Myanmar.

When: Sunday 8 May 2022 (Mel/Syd 5:30 pm) 

‘Riding the Waves of Change’

You are invited to join scholars, practitioners and church leaders from around the world who will be in Adelaide for the annual IRC Conference (IRC).

When: 29 June 2022

Where: Adelaide West Uniting Church, Brooklyn Park, SA.

AAMS 15th IAMS Assembly 

When: July 7-11, 2022 

Where: Morling College in Sydney, Australia.

Remembering the Holocaust 

A memorial service for Christians and all people of compassion to remember 1933-1945

When: 10 May 2022

Where:  The Great Synagogue, 166 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 

The Carla Zampatti Scholarship for Young Women

The Scholarship supports young women from new and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to achieve their aspirations and goals in life.

 

   May
3 Eid ul Fitr (Islam)
4 National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day
8 Mother's Day
12 International Nurses Day
27   National Reconciliation Week begins

 

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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