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August 2022 Issue 2

 In a little less than two weeks’ time people will gather in Karlsruhe, Germany for the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches.  

The theme of the assembly is “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”  


Act for Peace are seeking a new Non-Executive Director with lived experience of displacement.  

This search is part of their new strategic focus on working even more closely with people who have been displaced

Applications close: Sunday 28 August 2022

At the recent meeting of the Australian Ecumenical Officers Network (AEON), State and Territory Councils/Churches Together joined with NCCA in committing to work together with our respective member churches to promote greater understanding of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and education about the forthcoming Constitutional Referendum on establishing a Voice to parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Malo ‘aupito (Thank you) 

Reverend Ikani Tolu, General Secretary of the Tongan National Council of Churches recently visited the Sydney office of Act for Peace. He thanked Australians who had given their support when the devastating Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption occurred earlier in the year.

UTS Humanitarian Scholarship applications now open ACRTx150

Supporting access, participation and success for students with lived experiences of forced migration and seeking asylum in Australia.

Applications for the scholarship close Friday 2 December 2022.  

Coming events and celebrations 

  • National Child Protection Week: 4 – 10 September - Webinars and resources

  • Domestic Violence and Religion round table discussion: Friday 28 October, 2022 - In person (Melbourne) and online

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1 September through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October  

  • Season of Creation: Opening event - 1 September 2022 Watch on YouTube 11:00 pm (AEST)
  • Season of Creation Prayer 2022
  • Pope Francis - Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
  • Season of Creation Resources

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Ecumenical International Youth Day Toolkit: Indigenous Youth and Land Rights Activism

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has published this toolkit to help people reflect, advocate, and pray about the challenges and learn more about the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples.

28 August 2022 

The celebration of Social Justice Sunday is a long tradition in the Catholic Church in Australia along with many other churches.

The 2022-2023 Statement, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse and resources are available to download from the The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace.

The NCCA congratulates Professor Anne Pattel-Gray on her new role.

The University of Divinity has recently appointed Professor Anne Pattel-Gray as Professor of Indigenous Studies and inaugural Head of the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity.

Anne is a descendant of the Bidjara / Kari Kari people of Queensland and a celebrated Aboriginal leader. 

St Maximus the Confessor within 7th Century Christianity: Theology and History 

St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College extends invitation to register.

When: Friday 2 - Saturday 3 September 2022

Where: St Andrew's College Campus - 242 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 

Registration is now open 

Be inspired by climate champions across all corners of society, and the economy. Plan how we can work together to create better futures for us all.

When: 6 September 2022 at 8:30am - 8 September 2022 (AEST)

Where: UNSW Canberra, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT 

Season of Creation
1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2 1991: Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act passed by Parliament 
4-10 National Child Protection Week 
7 Indigenous Literacy Day 
8 R U OK Day






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