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July 2019 Issue 2

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How can we better open hearts?

“Jesus have mercy" is the ancient and contemporary “Prayer of the Heart”.

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Healing Memories, Making History:

Genuine Encounters in the Present will Redeem our Past for a Different Future

Sunday 28 July, Parramatta NSW

This event brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims to acknowledge our unique bond through our common ancestor, the Prophet Abraham, while accounting for our differences through dialogue and friendship.

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The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea -  a graphic memoir of modern slavery

When: Tuesday 30 July 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Where: Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney, NSW

Are you in an organisation preparing to report under new modern slavery reporting requirements? You are invited to attend this special event and meet author, artist and survivor Mr Vannak Anan Prum.

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The special Early bird price of $175 is available until midnight 31 August 2019.

Voices for justice is an unrivalled opportunity - you'll be inspired, equipped and encouraged, and you'll have the chance to meet face-to-face with our nation's leaders to speak out global poverty! 

 

"Transforming Cultures: Listening, Reflecting, Acting"

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17 - 18 September 2019 - Mercure Hotel, Brisbane QLD

Registrations are open now

The 9th biennial Safer Churches Conference will be the first conference held by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) Safe Church Program since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations were released in December 2017.

The theme for the conference will provide the framework across the two-day event. 

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By: Dr Peter Selvaratnam (Ph.D) 
Content editors: Ps Hilda Samuel and Ps Helena Kaupinnen

Newly launched and on sale now. An ideal gift!

aela logox150Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges Conference

Call for Participation—Proposals due by 30 July 2019.

When: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019
Where: Australia Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria  

How do we build Earth-centred ethics in Australian society? What barriers prevent people from developing and maintaining an Earth-centred world view? How do we address these barriers?

Anglican Church of Australia

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National Study of Family Violence in faith groups

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, announced that the Church will be conducting Australia’s first national research into family violence within faith communities. The Study will investigate and discuss the prevalence, experience and impact of family violence.

 

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Representatives of Christian churches are urging Christians to celebrate September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.

1 September was proclaimed a Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox in 1989 and repeated by Pope Francis in 2015.

 

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Sunday 8 December 2019 - Save the Date

You are invited to prepare for the second week of COP25 by recharging amidst beauty, with friendly dialogue and time for personal reflection. 

Where: Las Majadas De Pirque - Centre for Deep Conversations, Santiago, Chile 

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National Conference on Strengthening Social Cohesion

Hosted by the Australian Baha'i Community

Date: Monday 28 October 2019 
Time: from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Transforming 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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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)