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February 2024 Issue 1

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

I Corinthians 13:12

Listening is not always easy. It is even harder to suspend our preconceived ideas...to be different and maybe even to have greater insight into a particular matter of faith than we do.


Big Walk 4 Refugees

Join in the VIRTUAL walk all around Australia in solidarity with 10,000 refugees #bigwalk4refugees

Start date: 13 February End date: 26 March 2024   … refugees will be in Canberra to meet with politicians and media event  

The Christmas Bowl 2023

A huge 'thank you' to all the church congregations and supporters around Australia who took part in the Christmas Bowl last year. 

AfPx150Gaza Emergency Update

With thousands of lives lost and over 1.7 million people forcibly displaced the human cost of this crisis is enormous.

“The world can’t relax while people are dying every minute... Every 10 minutes there is a child killed in Gaza..."- Nader, Executive Secretary, DSPR 

Churches in common unity celebrate the Fast of the Ninevites.

Today, drawing inspiration from their Ninevite ancestors in the Book of Jonah, thirteen Churches, including; the Assyrian Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church, Syro-Malabar Church, Maronite Catholic Church, Syriac Orthodox Church, Coptic Orthodox Church, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, and others, practice this fast.

Will artificial intelligence change the way we practice our faith?

Many possibilities, and equal questions arise for Christian pastors, evangelists and the average believer.

WCC s2Latest News 

  • Call for papers – Scholars are invited to submit their abstracts for the conference on the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, 2025
  • EAPPI - WCC accompaniers return to the Holy Land to witness life under occupation | Peace, respect & human rights

Learners-Disciples-Together: within and beyond Church Communities

Author: John Littleton 

The church is to be understood as a community of equals through baptism, with diverse ministries of service, recognising co-responsibility and servant leadership by all.


Quakers Australia's National Quaker Peace & Legislation Committee (QPLC), has announced an opening for this part-time position.

The role is aimed at fostering positive engagement with federal Parliamentarians, Parliamentary Offices, and like-minded national organisations to promote peace and uphold human rights within Australia and internationally.

Applications due: by 23 February 2024. The successful applicant will be notified by 4 March 2024.

Calling all youth leaders!

This June, Act for Peace are launching their Ration Challenge Youth Groups program, an opportunity to give young people a unique and experiential look into one of the many challenges faced by refugees.

Register your interest. Join this transformative journey of compassion and solidarity.

Cultivating Connections : Insights for Christian Leaders in Engaging Youth Post-Covid

Join the webinar. Explore the latest findings and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on young people and key considerations for church leaders in re-engaging in a post-COVID-19 reality  

When: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT ( NSW/VIC/ACT), 10.30 am (SA), 10am (QLD), 8am (WA)

Military Security or Human Security? A Vision for Australia Today

It is time to rethink our past and future...to embark on a journey of renewal that is cultural, even spiritual, as well as ecological, economic and political.

When: Thursday 29 February 2024

Time: 7:00 – 8:45pm AEDT

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)


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