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August 2018 Issue 2

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Visit by Archbishop Angaelos, Moderator of Churches Together Britain & Ireland Trustees

In an encouraging address on 22 August 2018, Archbishop Angaelos of the Coptic Archdiocese of London, gave us an image of mosaic art with its separate pieces of glass and stone. All the coloured pieces are distinct works of art forming one creation.

A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence

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The resource kit was officially launched by the Broken Bay Diocese on 21 June 2018. It provides information around the Catholic Church’s teaching for the dignity and value of the human person.

IND flx150Why Indigenous Sovereignty Should Matter to Christians

"It's a conversation about sovereignty but also about how we stand as disciples of Jesus."

Rev Dr Chris Budden says of his new book, Why Indigenous Sovereignty Should Matter to Christians, launched at the 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia in July. The result of many prolonged conversations on the subject of First People's sovereignty.

 

WWPPIx15016 – 23 September 2018

The World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together for a week of prayer for just peace for all in Palestine and Israel on 16-23 September 2018.

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Sign the petition

The situation for children in detention on Nauru is bleak. Join the push to have all children and their families removed from Nauru to Australia by Universal Children's Day - 20 November.

 

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"Make My Commitment" tool now online

Living the Change invites commitments to simpler lifestyles

A diverse range of faith communities around the world are creating a fresh opportunity to help protect the earth’s environment for coming generations.

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Public Consultation
Join guests from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist communities
Date: Sunday 23 September 2018
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC


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The Charles Sturt University (CSU) Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C) announced the winners of the 2018 Religious Short Film Prize at a special ceremony in Canberra earlier this month.

2018 Christian Book of the Year 

SparkLit announced the winner at a celebration in Melbourne on 16 August. The award recognises and encourages excellence in Australian Christian writing. 

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Tasmanian churches show hospitality to seasonal workers

The NCCA commends Tasmanian churches for the hospitality given to fruit pickers from Vanuatu over the past six months. The wonderful ways in which these workers have been welcomed into the community has been rewarded with a rich cultural exchange and lasting ties of friendship.

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Knapsack for the Journey of Faith: Pilgrimage Bible Studies

World Council of Churches - Theological Study Group

You are invited to reflect on the diverse stories of these pilgrimages in the Bible and connect the dialogue between biblical contexts and contemporary contexts.

Ruth1: 1-22 “Pilgrimage as solidarity”, by Yolanda Pantou

World Council of Churches

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WCC rejoices at reconciliation of Orthodox synods in Ethiopia 
The WCC General Secretary, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit congratulates the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, for his role in the reconciliation of the Church. The two synods of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church have been separated for 27 years.

WCC joins partners for "World Water Week " dialogue in Stockholm
A “Water and Faith” day will be held on 30 August in Stockholm, Sweden, offering many opportunities to explore how faith-based groups can act in partnership with the public and private sectors to achieve water justice for all people.

Appeal for Prayers and Solidarity with Victims of Floods in Kerala 

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The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) offers condolences to the families of all those who have lost their lives, and expresses solidarity with the affected people experiencing extensive damage in their lives due to the disaster.

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International Day of Peace - Interfaith Peace Service
Occassional Address by Rev Simon Hansford, Moderator Uniting Chuch in Australia NSW and ACT Synod.
When: Friday 21 September 2018, 2.00pm
Where: Fellowship Centre, Parramatta Mission (next to Leigh Memorial Uniting Church) 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta

Shared Table Project
Food, conversation, dancing and preparing 'birthing kits' for women in the developing world
When: Thursday 30 August 2018, 11.30 am to 1.30pm
Where: Parramatta Synagogue, 116 Victoria Road, North Parramatta

JMCADIYx150Conversation: DIY Spirituality
Spirituality means different things to different people.
When: Wednesday 12 September 2018 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Trinity College, Old Warden's Lodge, 100 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC

JMCA Women only event - Tour the Jewish Women’s Mikvah and Jewish Museum (Grandmothers exhibition)
When: Thursday 27 September 2018 11am to 3pm
Where: The Jewish Mikvah, St Kilda Synagogue 38 Empress Road, East St Kilda

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)