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January 2024 Issue 1

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end’

Revelation 22:13

In this time of beginnings, as the year gets underway, we all try to come to terms with what may be ahead. 



Deacon Oliver Slewa has been appointed to the position of Policy and Projects Officer at the National Council of Churches in Australia. 

AfPx150The NCCA, together with Act for Peace, are delighted to announce the appointment of Elijah Buol OAM to the role of Act for Peace’s Chief Executive Officer, commencing in February this year. 

Mr Buol is a former refugee with extensive experience in human services, advocacy, people management and not-for-profit leadership, and a member of the Anglican Church.

Pray, listen, learn

Church resources - Aboriginal Sunday & Day of Mourning

Safe Church News

  • Changes in NCCA Safe Church Program 
  • Tasmania: Office of the Independent Regulator
  • NSW: Office of the Children's Guardian Compliance visits
  • Domestic & Gender Violence: Workshops and Podcast
  • NAPCAN: Training Workshops 2024

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:

to loose the chains of injustice

    and untie the cords of the yoke,

to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?"

Isaiah 58:6


CCA Executive Committee - January 2024

  • General Secretary’s Report: highlights pressing challenges of Asian ecumenical movement
  • CCA Public Statement January 2024

6 February 2024

Safer Internet Day! 

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. 

Free cyber training 

How confidently can your team identify and action cyber threats?

Cyber Awareness resources are available free of charge to all registered charities. 

On tour in Australia

Msgr Tomáš Halik: Finding God in a secular age

Sydney: Monday 12 February, 6.00pm (AEDT)  Parramatta and ONLINE

Melbourne: Thursday 15 February, 5.00pm (AEDT) - In person only 

Responding to Domestic Violence - Zoom series

Queensland Churches Together - Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project (JCDVPP)

A 3 part zoom workshop

When: Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8.30pm on 21st February, 28th February and 6th March.

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Applications open

Bossey Interfaith Summer Course for young adults

Dates: Distance learning component 8-26 July; Residential Period 29 July-16 August.

1-7 World Interfaith Harmony Week
 4 International Day of Human Fraternity
 4 1939: Walk-off by Aboriginal people at Cumeragunja Mission
 8  Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita - Catholic Church 
12 1965: Anniversary of The Freedom Ride
14 Ash Wednesday - Lent begins (Western Christian Churches)

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Give now to the work of the NCCA. Just click on the donate button.  

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)


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