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January 2021 Issue 1

 A Prayer for this time

Your Word rings in our ears that in your Spirit we are led into all truth (John 16:13). 

Celebrate the 22nd of January 2021

The nuclear weapon ban treaty will enter into force on Friday, 22 January. That is the day nuclear weapons will be illegal under international law! 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Northern Hemisphere

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca invites the global ecumenical family to join the WCC in prayer on 25 January, the final day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Australian Date/Time:  25 January 11.30 PM (ACDT), 9.00 PM (AWST) and 26 January 12:00 AM (AEDT) 

National TV prayer service 

Aunty Jean Phillips, a senior Aboriginal Christian Leader, invites us to gather together to pray in unison to #ChangeTheHeart on the evening before January 26. 

When: Monday, 25 January 2021 at 7:30 pm AEDT

7th Annual Symposium: The Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs

Topic: 2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice

When: 27 January 2021 (Australia) - 12:00 am in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney


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

As a church community, we have raised more than $1 million with more still expected to be received.

Thank you for responding to the message of Jesus to love our neighbour and to share what we have with those who need it.

Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI)

Register your interest in being involved in refugee sponsorship in the future.

In the Media: Refugees released from Melbourne hotel detention

Detainees being held in a Melbourne hotel to be released into the community. More than 20 were granted bridging visas on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

WCC s2World Council of Churches

  • United Nations declares 4 February International Day of Human Fraternity
  • Christians worldwide gather in prayer for unity
  • WCC Eco-School 2020 for Pacific region is further postponed. Now 22-28 February 2021.

Universal Periodic Review Third Cycle

AUSTRALIA - Stakeholder's information

All reports for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Australia are now online at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) website. 

9 February 2021 

Join the millions of people around the world who come together for a better internet. Celebrate all the ways the internet brings us together to work, learn and share. 

SAVE THE DATE - "Heeding the Spirit: New Horizons in Receptive Ecumenism”  

A one-day digital event that will provide excellent preparation for the Fifth International conference in Receptive Ecumenism in 2022.  It will offer an introduction to the topic for any interested scholars, church leaders, and ecumenical practitioners.

When:  17 June 2021 

Applications are now open

Are you passionate about better mental health outcomes, increased awareness and reduced stigma around mental health issues in Australia's CALD communities?  

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) invites applications from all members of the community who represent one Australia's many multicultural communities.

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