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June 2021 Issue 2

st francis x150Disciples of Jesus and the issue of "Climate Change" debate in Australia, 2021. 

The love of God is revealed in the symmetry of Creation, Incarnation and Redemption. In the love of God, we are drawn to notice and cherish all God has made. 

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As Refugee Week draws to a close, the NCCA shares a vision of new season of community support for refugees and asylum seekers. The NCCA's Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce had a delegation of church representatives in Canberra. Together, we talked about ways faith organisations can play a part in creating pathways for people seeking safety and protection.  

'Biloela' family puts detention in spotlight 

We are in refugee week and the plight of the Murugappan family... has focused us in prayer and solidarity with all those experiencing Australia’s closed immigration detention and the thousands living in our community on temporary visas, their lives in limbo and in mental anguish, some for 8 years.  

From our networks: Community detention explained, policy briefs from JRS Australia and Vinnies NSW and articles on refugee advocacy.

Ecumenists honoured

In the recent Queen's Birthday honours many people were recognised for their contribution to religious organisations and services. The NCCA congratulates all of them, with special mention to two friends of the NCCA who have been recognised for their contribution to ecumenical relations, theological studies, commitment to social justice and welfare and their churches

AfPx150Gaza Crisis: Help children heal from trauma before it's too late.

The bombs have stopped. But the trauma is just beginning.

Gaza's children are now suffering widespread trauma. If we all chip-in now, we can make sure kids get the mental health support they need to heal, before this trauma steals their future.

Join in

NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 4-11 July 2021

2021 Theme: Heal Country, heal our nation.

National Anglican Family Violence Project

The Anglican Church of Australia has conducted Australia’s first known national research into family violence within faith communities.

 ARTFIncx150Australian Research Theology Foundation Inc. (ARTFinc)

Funding applications for religious and educational projects within Australia are welcomed by ARTFinc for projects in the Church in 2021-2022. Themes can range from academic theology to Christian education at the grassroots.

Applications close: 30 June 2021

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

The 2021-2022 Statement can now be ordered from the The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Social Justice Office.

The Statement Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, affirms that “we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour”. It will be available electronically, and print copies will only be available by pre-order via the ACBC online shop, by 8 July 2021.

The Good Oil 2021 Writers' Award 

Entries are now open for for emerging and published writers.

Theme: Inclusivity, embodied in the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).

Entries close: midnight AEDT on Sunday August 22, 2021. 

COVID-19 Small Grants

Funding is now available to help multicultural community groups to ensure that all Australians, including those from CALD backgrounds, have access to information on the COVID-19 vaccination.

Grants are now open - close 22 January 2022

1 Coming of the Light
4 NAIDOC Week begins
18 International Nelson Mandela Day
24  Ashala Puja / Dharma Day (Buddhism) 
30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons  


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