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July 2021 Issue 1

Forgive - The Way Forward

Towards a more Loving, Forgiving and Understanding Culture

How can we better share our learnings at a time when this is so obviously needed? 

NAIDOC celebrations are being held from 4-11 July 2021.
  • The Outward Temple of Australia: - a reflection for NAIDOC Week on the 2021 Theme, Heal Country, heal our nation.
  • First Nations Library Resource page: a new page on our website with a collection of useful and creative resources for our churches

'Statement from the Heart' Study Guide 

A new resource now available from the Uniting Church Synod in Vic/Tas. The study guide was developed by the Synod's Justice and International Mission Cluster. It explores the Statement’s three key elements: ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’

Funding Applications 2022

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Development Fund  - Applications are being received for 2021-2022. 

Closing date for current round applications: Friday 23 July 2021

ACRTx150Recent news

  • Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA), are looking for groups for their Mentorship Program
  • Australian Asylum Policy - 7,000 are waiting in limbo, need safety 


Safi's journey

A refugee's story of hope

Safi, a former refugee from Afghanistan, is now an Associate Regional Director with Act for Peace's partner, Community World Service Asia (CWSA). Discover his story and his passion for helping individuals like him and his family.  

Safer Churches: Sharing Resources, Sharing Wisdom

The July NCCA Safe Church Newsletter contains news and information you don't want to miss. 

On Thursday 1 July, nine of Lebanon’s Christian leaders met with Pope Francis. 

“As Christians, today we wish to renew our commitment to building a future together,” Pope Francis said during the ecumenical prayer service.

Making your voice heard is key to help save the planet. 

The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne has launched a climate action awareness campaign that will run across all media platforms. We must both take action and demand action be taken by governments to stop climate change.  

Churches Together South Australia

Our ecumenical friends in South Australia celebrated becoming Churches Together South Australia Ltd on 27 June 2021.  

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17 ESV)

Recollections of 1991 WCC Assembly

The Seventh World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly was held in Canberra from 7 to 20 February 1991.

Thirty years has passed since Canberra's Churches worked together to make the event a success, with many people volunteering their time and gifts. Several recall their memories of this special time together.

Pax Christi National Conference 

A Spirituality for Peace Building: Learning from First Nations Peoples

When: Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 August 2021

The 2021 Ecumenical Prize - winner to be announced 17 July

The Ecumenical Jury awards films according to several criteria. In addition to artistic quality, the jurors insist the screen productions be anchored in the Gospel message.

Faith in a changing world

To whom shall we go? Faith responses in a time of crisis

Edited by: Irene Alexander and Christopher Brown

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