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January 2022 Issue 1

“Always be joyful;

pray continually;

and for all things give thanks: this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”

(1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)   

The Most Revd Dr. Desmond Tutu

We mourn with the world the death of an outstanding person of faith and courage, a champion of truth and reconciliation, who took seriously the radical challenge of the good news of Jesus.

Proposed date: Sunday 6 March 2022, St James’ Anglican Church, King Street Sydney. More details to be provided at a later date.

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Stories that matter

Ivor's journey across Australia raising money for refugees

Ivor walked 4,000km from Perth to Sydney, coast to coast, to raise funds for refugees and asylum seekers. 

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Community Sponsorship of Refugees

New program commencing July 2022

Thank you to the church groups and individual Australians across the country who rallied to help trail-blaze this new approach by signing up to be a part of the Group Mentorship Program for newly arrived refugees.

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Development Fund 

  • Fund applications being received now  - Applications for 2021-2022 due by Friday 11 February 2022.

  • Martung Upah Appeal - Your gift makes an enormous difference to help us support our First Nations people.

WCC s2Webinar to launch new history of ecumenism

"A History of the Desire for Christian Unity: Vol 1: Dawn of Ecumenism", the first volume of a major new history of ecumenism produced by a team of academics and scholars 

When: Wednesday 19 January 2022, during the Northern Hemisphere's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Pray, listen, learn and act

  • #ChangeTheHeart Prayer Service with Aunty Jean Phillips and Common Grace. When: Tuesday 25 January 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (AEDT) Where: Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, 15 Blackall St Barton, ACT
  • An Australian Eucharist for Lament and Hope - Author: Rev Glenn Loughrey

i4give Sunday - i4give week

When: Sunday 6 February 2022 

 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” Ephesians 4:32

Ecumenical Conference

The Conference will be hosted by NSW Ecumenical Council in partnership with Government and Non Government organisations.

When: Wednesday 9 February 2022

2021 Survey extended

The National Church Life Survey (NCLS) has begun and will continue until the end of February 2022

The survey period has been extended due to COVID

Sign your church up now- it's not too late. 

Religious freedom, discrimination, and living well together

You are invited to join in this virtual lecture delivered by Professor Douglas Ezzy, University of Tasmania.

When: Tuesday 1 February, 2022.

Time: 7:00pm (Can/Syd/Mel/Hob), 6:30pm (SA), 6:00pm (QLD). 5:30pm (NT), 4:00pm (WA)

Time is running out to have your say!

The Australian Human Rights Commission's invitation for submissions to inform the development of a National Anti-Racism Framework closes soon.

Submissions close: Friday 4 February, 2022 5:00 pm

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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