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April 2024 Issue 1

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body. 

Ephesians 4:25  

 It can take courage to name matters as we see them. In declaring our honest opinion as to how we see or understand something we risk offence, and can create disagreement. 

Public Lectures -Save the Date

June 2024

Rev Prof Jerry Pillay, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches will be in Australia in the latter half of June 2024 and will be making a number of public appearances.

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Migration (‘Deportation’) Bill 

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) met recently to discuss concerns from various refugee advocates, organisations, and churches on the impact the 'Deportation' Bill will have on asylum seekers and any future visa applicants, if it becomes law. 

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7 April 2024 marks six months since the conflict in Gaza began. 

The human cost of this tragedy is enormous, with tens of thousands of lives lost and over 1.7 million people forcibly displaced.

NCCA's Ecumenical Theologians meet in Melbourne

The Faith and Unity Commission (the Commission) hosted their bi-annual meeting in Melbourne on 2 and 3 April 2024 where themes of faith, mission and unity were part of the discussions.

Letter to Australian Government

Earlier this year, NCCA's Australian Churches Ecological Taskforce (ACET) wrote to the Australian Government urging them to create policies to reduce greenhouse gas while protecting human rights. The request targets the production of solar panels and proposes that Government support local production.

Save the Date 

Online Service. All welcome!

When: Thursday 20 June 7:30pm AEST, 7pm ACST and 5:30pm AWST. 

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Call for Expressions of Interest 

The Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM) seeks a new National Director to play a vital role in taking the movement forward.

Do you have a heart for working with students of all ages, enjoy building respect and cooperation amongst people of a variety of Christian faith traditions, and are passionate about a Christ-centred approach to life and faith?  

Applications due: Tuesday 30 April 2024. 

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Evening Prayer for Week of Christian Unity & Annual Ecumenical Gala Dinner

You are invited to join the NSW Ecumenical Council and their hosts, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

When: Friday 10 May 2024 from 5:30 pm (AEST), Surry Hills, Sydney NSW

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The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue 

"Message for the month of Ramadan and 'Id Al-Fitr 

Christians and Muslims: Extinguish the Fire of War and Light the Candle of Peace

   1 Easter Monday (Christian)
   7 World Health Day           
   9  Eid al Fitr (Islam)
   20 Rivdan (Baha'i) ends 1 May
   22 Pesach/Passover (Judaism) ends 30 April
   22 International Earth Day  

 

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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