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March 2018 Issue 3

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The National Council of Churches in Australia wishes all a healthy and holy Easter.

Chiara Lubich, wonderful Founder of the Focolare Movement, speaks of “Jesus forsaken” and “Jesus in our midst”.
These two phrases convey the Pascal mystery....

Bishop Philip Huggins, President National Council of Churches in Australia 

The 11 messages follow.

13sAustralian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) has launched their fundraising campaign.

Help to build this movement of faith in action.

SotCx150An Easter art exhibition that has become an annual tradition and a significant event in the Art Community

Saturday 24 March – 9 April 2018

Wesley Uniting Church in the City, 75 William Street, Perth

WoDx150The Dinner is on again this year so save the date to your diary.

When: Saturday, 28 July, 2018

Where: The Emporium Function Centre, 258 South Terrace corner of West Terrace, Bankstown, NSW 

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Masterclasses on 19 July

St John’s College, University of Queensland, St Lucia Brisbane.

#Abundant Justice18 - tickets on sale now. Early bird prices valid to 31 March 2018

Gifts of Peace

AfP chicksx150Bring peace this Easter.

Instead of chocolate, bunnies and eggs, buy a gift that makes a difference. The gift of a family of adorable baby chicks will provide a source of fresh, nutritious eggs for a family in Zimbabwe and bring a smile to your loved one's face this Easter. 

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The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) has released the 82nd book in their Social Justice Series Papers. In this issue, Peter Arndt examines issues faced by the indigenous people of West Papua.

Two more Baha'i leaders released

abc logox150It is with great pleasure we advise of the release of the fifth and sixth Baha’i leaders in Iran.

Mr Jamaloddin Khanjani and Mr Vahid Tizfahm, have now been released from prison after completing their ten-year sentence.