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December 2021 Issue 1

Praying for Myanmar

Last Sunday, Advent Sunday, was a Day of Prayer for Myanmar....

Advent Sunday was the right day for praying.

Share Christmas

  • Gifts for Peace - Gifts that help create a world where everyone has a safe place to belong
  • The Christmas Bowl - Share food, shelter and lifesaving support with a refugee in Ethiopia this Christmas
  • Christmas Bowl Advent Resources

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The Australian Government needs to hear our voices before Christmas.

Give hope to Afghan refugees and their families 

This call for letters is an action of love and compassion and is an initiative of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA).

Change the Story - focus on prevention

Our Watch has launched the second edition of their evidence based framework, guiding a coordinated national approach to preventing violence against women. 

Share the power of First Nations Women's Voices

We can all take steps to ensure that First Nations women’s voices are heard, listened to and recognised. 

Sector toolkit and video launch

On Friday 3 December, International Day of People with Disability (IDPD), CBM Australia launched their compelling new IDPD video.

Help share the video and amplify the voices of people with disabilities!

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World AIDS Day 2021 - 1 December

Bold action needed to: “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics” 

“Without bold action against inequalities, the world risks missing the target to end AIDS by 2030..." CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara 

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“A Jesus who receives love” 

The WCC offers the first pre-assembly Bible study that leads up to the WCC 11th Assembly in 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Advent Reflections

Simple Advent Revisited

How are you being called to simplify and live abundantly in preparation of the joyful hope of Christmas?

Advent and Christmas Reflections

A resource full of reflections, prayers, and actions for each of the four Sundays of Advent and for Christmas Day.  

New Guide available now: Forgiveness

Why forgive? What difference does it make?

The aim of these Studies is to help individuals and communities with healing and new beginnings.

SAVE THE DATE

Pray, listen, learn and act at the #ChangeTheHeart Prayer Service with Aunty Jean Phillips and Common Grace.

When: Tuesday 25 January 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (AEDT)

Where: Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, 15 Blackall St Barton, ACT

Have your say

The Australian Human Rights Commission is inviting submissions to inform the development of a National Anti-Racism Framework.

Submissions close: Friday 4 February, 2022 5:00 pm

January
1 1994: Commencement of Native Title Act
6 Epiphany - Christian
7 Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian
14   Orthodox Christian New Year
26 Invasion Day/Survival Day (Australia Day)
26 1972: Establishment of Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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