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March 2020 Issue 1

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Psalm 95 

”Come let us prostrate ourselves and bow;
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker”.

Juxtaposing Lenten biblical texts with local and world affairs brings us to our knees....

Glenburnie LogoThe Glenburnie Program

This funding program is intended to “provide resources for the churches and the community on issues relating to a just, participatory and sustainable society."

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2020. 

CRSI

Working to enable Australian communities to sponsor refugee settlement

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) is a founding partner with the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI).

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A World free of nuclear weapons

Uniting Church Assembly President, Dr Deidre Palmer, reflects on bringing people of faith together to share a common commitment to peacemaking.

On Monday 24 February 2020 the Uniting Church hosted an interfaith roundtable on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

 

National Coordinator, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) 

Do you know someone who has had prior experience in Australia, in the refugee, asylum seeker or settlement service sectors?

Employment basis: 0.6 FTE
Location: Sydney or Melbourne or Brisbane
Applications close: Monday 16 March 2020, 5:00 pm

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National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health

This Community Trauma Toolkit contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event. It can assist in understanding some of the impacts of disaster and how you can help lessen these impacts.

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Seven Weeks for Water 2020

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on water.

This year the Biblical-theological reflections and resources focus on the water crisis in the Pacific region.

WDPLogox150"Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk"

The World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2020 host country this year is Zimbabwe.

The Bible study text is John 5: 2-9a. The WDP program is based on Jesus' encounter with a lame man by pool of Bethesda. It is to be a call to act in love for peace and reconciliation. 

 

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28 March 2020 8:30pm

Are you switching off?

Join the movement for stronger action on climate change, switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March and raise your voice for nature.

World Council of Churches

WCC s2NCCA recently participated in two significant WCC meetings held in Brisbane during Feburary 2020

  1. 19-21 February - 57th session of the WCC Commission of Churches on International Affairs (CCIA)
  2. 24-25 February - CCIA Workshop on upcoming Universal Periodic Review of human rights in Australia by the UNHRC

 

 

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We pray for those caught up in the riots in Delhi, India 

On the night of 23 February 2020, a series of riots and violent incidents began in North East Delhi,  India. It is estimated 49 people were killed and more than 200 people were injured. The volatility and faith targeted hostility continued until early March.

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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)

 

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March
1  Clean Up Australia Day 
3  World Wildlife Day
6  World Day of Prayer
8    International Women's Day
10  Holi (Hindu festival)
10  Purim (Jewish holiday)