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August 2023 Issue 2

Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”;

anything more than this comes from the evil one.

(Matthew 5:37 NRSV)

I wonder what carries the greater risk as we look ahead… saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’. ....

8-10 September 2023

 “Thus the Lord said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion, to each other;'"  (cf Zechariah 7:9)

Christian and other faith communities will hold a weekend of prayer, reflection and meditation for unity, hope and respect in the lead-up to the Voice Referendum.

AfPx150Partnership is a Promise

As an Act for Peace Partner, you can stand with people who have been forcibly displaced or at risk of displacement month in and month out.


Refugee intake to gradually increase at a time of great global need

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) was pleased to hear the Australian Government’s announcement on 11 August that it will increase Australia’s annual humanitarian intake from 17,875 to 20,000 people.

National Child Protection Week – 3-9 September 2023

This year’s overarching theme is “Where we start matters” and the message is “Every child in every community needs a fair go”. 

From our Christian communities

  • ACBC release 2023 Social Justice Statement "Listen, Learn, Love"
  • Discussion – Voice to Parliament – Anglican Diocesan webinar recording
  • Australian Women Preach – Sherry Balcombe

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Imagining a Safer World Event

Speaking on behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC) at a “Churches Together South Australia” event on 13 August, WCC director of international affairs Peter Prove offered an address on “Imagining a Safer World.”

5th annual delegation 

On 9 August 2023, NCCA General Secretary, Liz Stone was in Canberra as part of the Micah Women Leaders Delegation to Parliament House. 

Pilgrims with the Planet

Coming to Terms with Climate Change and the Shift to the Anthropocene

When: Wednesday 13 September, 1:00 pm to Thursday 14 September 2023 4:30 pm (AEST)

Where: United Theological College, 16 Masons Drive North Parramatta NSW

16-23 September 2023

Theme for 2023: No place to lay my head!

"Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." Matthew 8:20

September 21

  • Interfaith Prayer Service: - Thursday 21 September at 11:00 am AEST  SYDNEY NSW

  • Raising Peace Festival: Thursday 21- Saturday 23 September 2023

Making multicultural Australia stronger​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Multicultural Australia is also a multi-faith Australia. All faith communities are encouraged to make a submission to the review.

Submissions close 29 September 2023 

Translated information in community languages

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has made available, information about common long COVID symptoms, in up to 63 languages

Season of Creation
1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2 1991: Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act passed by Parliament 
3-9 National Child Protection Week 
6 Indigenous Literacy Day 
14 R U OK? Day






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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)


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