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Our Works - Act for Peace

The Christmas Bowl has begun!

Our Works - Act for Peace

Please join us in this powerful act of faith, love and solidarity.

For over 67 years, the Christmas Bowl has been a way for Christians to express the love of Christ to those in great need around the globe, and affirm that every displaced or hungry person is worthy of empathy and compassion.

Giving is such an important part of Christian living. Last year, Christians just like you raised over $2.5 million for the Christmas Bowl. Your kind gifts helped to bring clean water, soap and toilets to South Sudanese refugees living in Ethiopia’s Gambella region and helped other people suffering around the world.

Anglican Church supporters in Coffs Harbour celebrate the Christmas Bowl with an ecumenical carol
Anglican Church supporters in Coffs Harbour celebrate the Christmas Bowl with an ecumenical carol service.
Credit: Peter Berzanskis/Act for Peace

As well as being a much loved ecumenical tradition, the Christmas Bowl appeal is a demonstration of unity for Christians in Australia, and brings more than 1,800 churches from 19 denominations to act together in love and solidarity to help those in need.It is the unity of churches and the collaboration of all our supporters that causes change.

The Christmas Bowl has its beginnings on Christmas Day in 1949, when the Reverend Frank Byatt of Victoria placed an empty bowl on the dinner table and asked his guests to give a gift to bring relief and hope to refugees who had fled the horrors of World War II. Rev Byatt could never have known that his simple act would grow into the incredible outpouring of love and compassion it’s become today.

 

The Christmas Bowl is a beacon of light and hope.  Sadly, the Christmas Bowl is needed now more than ever. With unprecedented numbers of people displaced around the world and millions more suffering from severe hunger.

Our Works - Act for Peace

By supporting the Christmas Bowl this year, you’re helping hard working farming families in Zimbabwe who are struggling to feed their children after suffering the worst drought in 35 years. With your help, Act for Peace has already taught hundreds of farmers new techniques that can save lives, but so many more are in need of help. If you’d like to make a donation to the Christmas Bowl, you can do so by visitingwww.actforpeace.org.au/christmasbowl or using freecall 1800 025 101.

Keep spurring each other on in love, faith and prayer, for peace and justice!