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August 2022 Issue 1

How do we decide who is a friend or can be a new friend? It involves much more than an intellectual analysis of suitability. 

Assistance for vulnerable groups unable to access Australian Government support

NCCA wishes to assist people seeking asylum and refugees to live in dignity in Australia as independent individuals living their lives to the fullest (John 10:10) and sharing their traditions, skills and talents with us all.

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Help Fight Famine

  • Write to your MP now
  • Churches Toolkit
  • Online Event: Micah Women Leaders Network -Unpacking the new Global Food Crisis 

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‘CRISP’ program: the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot.

Finally, everyday Australians can help refugees in a practical, meaningful and satisfying way, through a new national ‘community sponsorship’ program. 

The Uluru Statement from the Heart

The NCCA has collated our Churches resources for reflection and study, supporting Sovereignty and the determination of First Nations Peoples for Voice, Treaty and Truth-Telling.

Human trafficking in Australia

How many people are living in modern slavery in Australia?

Are reports to the Australian Federal Police on the increase or declining?

News from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 

  • NCCA welcomes new Presiding Clerk of the Quaker Yearly meeting, Bruce Henry

  • Quakers ask for 'Integrity in Public Office' 

Churches must overcome divisions to achieve common witness, cardinal tells Anglicans

The Vatican’s lead cardinal for promoting Christian unity has warned of an “ecumenical emergency” which undermines evangelisation, unless Churches can find a common purpose in the ecumenical movement.

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‘Christ’s Love Reconciles and Unites’   

This year, Asia Sunday will be observed on 21 August 2022,  in the lead up to the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse

The 2022-2023 Statement is available to download from the The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Social Justice Office.

roots of domestic and family violence “lie in the abuse of power to control and dominate others” and that “this stands in contrast to the relationships to which God calls us”.

Registrations now open

Unfinished Business: Celebrating Anglican Women's Ministry in Australia 

When: 16 to 18 September 2022 

Where: Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney. 

Religion for the 21st Century: Recovering faith in Faith

When: Sunday 14 August 2022, 2:00 - 5:00 pm (AEST) 

Where: Amity College, Auburn NSW

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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