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July 2017 Issue 2

Sr Elizabeth Delaney sgs

The role of General Secretary of National Council of Churches in Australia brings with it a wider range of responsibilities. However, it also brings fringe benefits! Meeting people from many churches and diverse backgrounds is perhaps the most significant - and welcome! 

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Families in Syria  

This basic unit of Syrian society, which had previously saved its country in crisis, has lost its identity.

Zimbabwe Council of Churches Peacebuilding Program

The Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has a unique role in Zimbabwean society.

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The World Council of Churches is asking people who share the hope of justice to unite during this week to create a common international public witness.

Church organisations and congregations, all people of faith are encouraged to participate in worship services, educational events supporting peace and justice for both Israeli and Palestinian people.

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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.

The United Nations General Assembly (UN) has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Leaning into the Spirit

Leaning into the Spirit -The Fourth International Conference on Receptive EcumenismMonday 6 – Thursday 9 November 2017.

University House, Australian National University, Canberra.

For Registrations and conference details visit the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture website.   

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Working with Children and Working with Vulnerable People Checks

These checks are vital for all involved in ministry to children and the vulnerable. Each state and territory has different requirements and expectations relating to who requires one. These requirements and expectations change, so it is important to ensure that you are aware of the requirements for your church community. 

Working with Children Checks - Do I need one?

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YES - if you are in any leadership position, do any work or volunteering that comes into contact with children. Not only do you need a check, it needs to be current and valid.

ParlVIC sq150At the next sitting of the Victorian Parliament, the Government will table a bill for the legalisation of what is being called “Voluntary Assisted Dying”. 

On Thursday 7 August 2017 the Eastern Deanery of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is holding an information session at St John’s Catholic Church in Mitcham VIC. Open to all the public. 

A Presentation by Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald

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Date: Saturday 19 August 2017

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Caroline Chisholm Centre, Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW (Vehicular entry via City View Road)

RSVP: By Thursday 17 August 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 4332 9825 / 9847 0448

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Together be the Light in Dark Times: Sparking an Interfaith Movement of Hope

Come together with other young people from diverse faith backgrounds at Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World's Religions) to have a voice in shaping our multi-religious, multicultural society.

When: Sunday, August 20, 2017 14:00 17:00

Where: Santa Sabina College, 90 The Boulevarde Strathfield, NSW