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March 2021 Issue 2

Sunday 21 March 2021

“I solemnly assure you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. The person who loves his life loses it, while the person who hates his life in this world preserves it to life eternal.”  John 12:24-25 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is making available a prayer service to invite its member churches and partners across the world observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March 2021.

#end violence against women 

This week across Australia church women and men joined the tens of thousands calling for serious attention and funding to end violence against women. #Enough is enough.

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Crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia

  • Send a Parcel of Hope to a girl or woman fleeing conflict in Ethiopia.

  • Sign the petition - call on the Ethiopian Government to continue its long-standing commitment to protect Eritrean refugees sheltering in Ethiopia.

The Uluru Statement 

The government is running a co-design process to decide what an Indigenous Voice to all levels of government will look like. 

From the Heart:  All who are inspired by the Uluru Statement are called to make a submission by 31 March 2021.

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  • COVID-19: Week of prayer 22-27 March 2021 - Prayer book and resources

  • Reshaping mission and the church 

  • Thursdays in Black: Commitment to a world without gender violence

“Hosanna in the Highest" 

Clergy and lay people from Australia and Palestine will offer prayers, praise and reflections. A virtual screening of this service will be held the day before Palm Sunday. 

When: Saturday 27th March

Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees 

Palm Sunday, March 28, is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing injustice and cruelty experienced by refugees and people who are seeking asylum. 

Gender Equality Focus

“Gender equality is perhaps the world’s greatest human rights challenge. Women’s equal leadership and representation is the game changer we need” – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 2021

When: 20 and 21 April. Delivered virtually.

Faith-Based Climate Action on 11 March

Our global community of faith united to face the climate emergency on Thursday 11 March 2021 

 2 Good Friday/Holy Friday (Christian)  
 4 Pesach/Passover ends (Judaism)
 7 World Health Day
13  Ramadan begins (Islam)
22 International Earth Day
25  Anzac Day

 

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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