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January 2019 Issue 1


January 26 

As the coming January public holiday approaches, the NCCA have gathered together a small collection of prayers, hymns and other resources and links that may assist you with reflections for this day. 




 #ChangeTheHeart this January 26

This January, Aunty Jean Phillips, in partnership with Common Grace, invites Australian Churches to hold services of acknowledgement, lament and prayer as we approach January 26th.


Amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act

Parliament will resume in February. With this sitting we will see the hotly contested issue of Religious Freedom and in particular, Religious freedom in relation to the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) amendments being put forward and challenged by the major parties. 


Faith Insurance & Risk Management (FIRM)

FIRM is a gathering of key risk and insurance people in the Christian Church in Australia. It is designed to facilitate connection, collaboration and best practice thinking.
Date: 15 Feb 2019 from 9am-4pm
Location: Scots’ Conference Centre, 156 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

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8 February 2019

Day of Prayer for Victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 

St Bakhita’s Day Ethical Sourcing and Seminar expo - Sydney NSW

Prayers and reflections to End Human Trafficking


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Touring Australia February 2019

Hear a personal message from Franklin Graham, plus live music with Crowder and the Planetshakers. All events are free of charge.

Bring your friends and family.



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Improving policy, practice and public support

Tickets still available

When: 19-20 February 2019
Where: University of South Australia, City West Campus, Adelaide, SA 

Ld six150An Australian Ecumenical Response to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si 

When: 8 - 10 March 2019
Where: St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong NSW


Manager, People & Culture

Permanent, full-time position
Location: Sydney CBD
Applications close: Thursday 31 January 2019

Are you looking for a challenging and inspiring role where you can use your knowledge and experience to influence and support the development of people, culture, human resource policies and recruitment practices?

Christmas Bowl 2018 

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Loving our neighbours

In 2018, thousands of people across Australia shared God’s love through the Christmas Bowl.

Thank you for sharing God’s love through the Christmas Bowl.

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Apology Breakfast - Reconciliation SA

Presenter: Uncle Jack Charles
When: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
Time: 7:00 - 9.00am  

Save the date

Receptive ecumenismVx150Transforming Ecumenism - "listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches" (Rev 2:7)

Monday 22 – Thursday 25 June 2020.

Sigtuna, Sweden  

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Hear the world's most famous choir in 2019

2019 International Concert Season - Australian Tour

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. 

World Council of Churches

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019
Justice and only justice you shall pursue (Deuteronomy 16:18-20) 
This year's resources are prepared by Christians in Indonesia. 

Search for a new General Secretary
The WCC is seeking someone to lead the Council in eumenical fellowship of the one church of Christ.
Geneva, Switzerland
Application deadline:
1 May 2019 with interviews to be held from 29 to 31 October 2019.

Final Baha'i leader released

abc logox150We are pleased to advise you that the last of the 'Baha’i seven' leaders was released on 20 December 2018. Mr Afif Naeimi, imprisoned in Iran since 2008, finally walked free after completing his sentence.

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1 World Day of Peace
7 Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian
21 Birthday of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr (1929)
26 Australia Day/Survival Day 
26 Establishment of Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra (1972)
27  International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust


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