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December 2023 Issue 1

This Sunday is Advent Sunday.

The first Sunday in the liturgical year. We could say to each other ‘Happy New Year’ as the Church Year begins. 

12th General Assembly, Kanaky New Caledonia,

19-23 November 2023

‘DO KAMO: Khrist!

Transform us into your authentic humanity’


  • New research: Understanding digital parenting experiences of refugee and migrant groups 
  • Helping families choose safe tech gifts this holiday season

Domestic Violence

  • Australia’s Christian men asked to examine attitudes and behaviour-16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Indigenous Theology Conference: Raising Our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological Revolution

When: 5-8 February 2024,

Where: University of Divinity, Box Hill  - Melbourne VIC

The Christmas Bowl: 

Please give hope through the Christmas Bowl today.

Gaza Update: 

30 November 2023 …the team has been working on ways to provide urgent relief to people in Gaza.

Online screening and panel discussion

Heart of Country is a short film about First Nations connection to Country and resistance to fossil fuel and nuclear projects. 

When: Wednesday 6 December, 7:00 pm to 8.15 pm AEDT. (6.30pm SA; 6pm QLD; 5.30pm NT and 4pm WA)

Where: Online on Zoom – RSVP for the link.


The focus of an event hosted by the Quakers

Shekinah is a Hebrew word meaning "dwelling" or "settling" and denotes the presence of God.

When: Thursday 7 December 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Victorian Quaker Centre, West Melbourne VIC

Registrations open


The biennial event for the Catholic social services sector - community services, health, parishes and education. 

When: Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 February 2024

Where: Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne VIC 

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Working for a world free of nuclear weapons

The joint interfaith statement to the Second Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been released.

The World Council of Churches, along with 114 other organizations have endorsed the statement.  

recruitment1Full time position 

Work with the World Council of Churches

Position: Programme Executive, Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation

Location: based in Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline for applications: 17 December 2023

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

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Give now to the work of the NCCA. Just click on the donate button.  

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)


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