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June 2021 Issue 1

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Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love; (St Francis of Assisi)

This year is an important year for climate action messaging.

With COP26 approaching, the NCCA is inviting you to create inspiring climate action messages that can be shared in our Churches.

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Get involved in Refugee Week!

2021 Theme – ‘Unity

Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 20 June to Saturday 26 June

Ration Challenge 2021

Sunday 13 – Saturday 19 June 2021

The Ration Challenge is only days away! Eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee, raise money and save lives. 

Walking alongside those who seek safety 

“Many came here thinking of Australia as a country with a strong humanitarian soul and a country that would take in refugees and assist them.... Sadly, that has not been the case.”  Malcolm Dunning, Indooroopilly Uniting Church, Brisbane.

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Deepen accompaniment amidst COVID-19 pandemic 

Vaccine inequity, increasing trends of gender-based violence, injustices against indigenous peoples, and insecurities among the youth are all major issues that were discussed at the 4 June WCC–CCA joint Asia Regional Consultation.

"Churches in Asia must commit with one heart and mind our solidarity for those who are suffering..." Rev Dr San Chang, WCC

COVAX AMC Initiative

The NCCA, along with Micah Australia, welcomes the announcement of the $50 million funding pledged to launch the COVAX Advance Market Commitment mechanism.

 WCC s2World Council of Churches webinar series

”Moral Discernment: A Tool to Explore Common Ground and Disagreement,”

The final online webinar in the Moral Discernment Webinar series

When: Tuesday 15 June 2021 2:00pm (ZURICH) 10:00PM (Syd, Melb, Can) 9:30 PM (Adl, Darwin) 8:00 PM (Perth)

 

On the Way to Sigtuna 2022: 

"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.  An introduction to the topic for any interested scholars, church leaders, and ecumenical practitioners.

When: Thursday 17 June 2021 

Searching for Truth: Friends in a ‘post-truth’ world

Quakers in Australia invite you to join their Annual Backhouse Lecture delivered virtually. 

When: Monday 5 July 2021 (9am GMT) 7.00-8.30pm (AEST) 

Covenanting Together in a COVID World

A Victorian Council of Churches workshop presented online or in person at the Catholic Theological College, East Melbourne VIC.

When: Tuesday 6 July 9:30am - 4:00pm (AEST)

ICAN Australia invites you to learn more about the nuclear weapon ban treaty and how to be a part of the push to get Australia on board.

Join a class or two for the ICAN ban school - 

When: From Monday 28 June to 20 September 2021

Australian Young Writer's Award 2021

Open to all Australian primary and secondary school students.

Theme: Mental Health - Post-pandemic recovery challenges and resilience

Submissions due: 31 July 2021, by 11:59pm (AEST)

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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