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February 2019 Issue 2



Wanting to be true to God, ourselves and one another we hope to say our “Amens” at the right time and in the right way.


Media Statement released 15th February 2019

The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) together with the Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) call for an end to the demonising of refugees and asylum seekers and a humane approach to their care and support.

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Selection, training and screening for ordination candidates and church workers, including best practice in psychological testing.

When: Thursday 21 March 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: Ferguson Hall, St Stephen's Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, Sydney (downstairs) 

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Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Rountable
When: 2 May 2019
Where: Barbara Dowling Room, Chapter House, 209 Flinders Lane Melbourne, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

Churches need to be equipped with appropriate and effective ways to identify, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence.


Living and Walking in the Holy Spirit: called to transforming discipleship

10th National Forum
When: 21 - 24 June 2019
Where: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra.
Formal invitations to member churches to nominate delegates will be sent mid-February.

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Affinity Intercultural Foundation invites you to attend an A+ Youth Lecture with Kareem El-Ansary

“What Future Do Young People Want To Build?”

When: Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Affinity Intercultural Foundation, 51-57 Pitt Street Sydney
Kareem El-Ansary, 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations 

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Pax Christi Scholarships to Cover Conference Registration Fee

A Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace, Melbourne, 23-24 April 2019

Applications: to be submitted by Friday 1 March 2019.

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)


The EAPPI program is coordinated by the World Council of Churches and brings international volunteers to the West Bank. 

Thanks to your support of EAPPI, the presence of Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) has had a significant impact on the lives of those living in the West Bank.

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1 -11 February 2019.

His Holiness Karekin II arrived in Sydney on Friday 1 February 2019. This is the third visit His Holiness has made to Australia, and the second official Pontifical Visit.

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Receptive Ecumenism: Listening, Learning and Loving in the Way of Christ

Editors: Vicky Balabanski and Geraldine Hawkes
Foreword and Afterword: Paul D Murray

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The World Day of Prayer 2019 host country this year is Slovenia. The theme, prepared by the women, is “Come – Everything is Ready!” and the Bible study text is Luke 14: 15-24.

World Council of Churches

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The World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed its concern for the lives and welfare of all people affected by failure to resolve the political situation in Venezuela.



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Pope Francis reflects on Apostolic Visit to the United Arab Emirates

During his General Audience last Wednesday Pope Francis reflected on his Apostolic Visit to the United Arab Emirates on 3-5 February 2019.


JCMA Schools Program Education Officer Position

Position Title: JCMA Education Officer - Part time 
Employment Location: East Melbourne
Applications Due: 3rd March 2019


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