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March 2023 Issue 2

‘Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’

(cf Ephesians 5:14) 

"Greater awareness of the past focuses us on the present. And this season of preparation draws us into our future as Easter people."

Online Prayer Service hosted by NCCA

When: 22 March 2023 at 12 noon AEDT

"For many reasons, Australians joining together online at 12noon on Wednesday 22 March 2023, have much to pray about when it comes to global peace and our role in it.”



With the number of people displaced by conflict and disaster globally now surpassing a record 100 million, our leaders have important decisions to make about what role Australia will play to help tackle the mounting displacement crisis.

After six months in the driver's seat, here's how Albanese's Government is tracking.

News and updates 

  • Upcoming NCCA Train-the-Trainer
  • eSafety Commissioner Webinars and Training
  • Be Connected - Digital skills and online safety for older Australians
  • Book Review: You Made Me This Way by Shannon Molloy
  • Community-led Statement of Safeguarding

Resources for learning and discussion 

  • NEW BOOK: An Indigenous Voice to Parliament: Considering a constitutional bridge by Fr Frank Brennan SJ
  • Resource Kit for Teachers: The Uluru Statement from the Heart


  • Breaking the Silence: A proposal for whistleblower protections to enable migrant workers to address exploitation 
  • National Roundtable with Attorney General -Event to mark milestone in fight against modern slavery
  • Risk Alert: Modern slavery and pharmaceuticals.

Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

  • Prayers and emergency appeal for Syria
  • News from Aleppo, Syria: Aid to the Church in Need Australia

Church aid agencies partner with Middle East Council of Churches

International and Australian church aid agencies have rallied to provide financial support, material aid such as food and shelter for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the 6 February earthquake in Syria.

News from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)  

  • Position Open: Quakers Australia Coordinator - applications due 5.00 p.m. AEST Friday 6 April 2023.

  • February action: Quakers ask for 'Integrity in Public Office' 

WCC s2

1st Anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Statement: WCC denounces ongoing invasion of Ukraine, prays for peace, and calls for accountability

“Our God is a God of peace,..."

Book review

“Unmasking the Syriacs: The Hidden Origin of Indian Christianity—An Archaeo-linguistic Approach”  by Jeevan Philip

A book that triggers controversy over origins of Christianity in India.

ehrx15025 March 2023 8:30pm 


Has your community signed up yet?

This Earth Hour, sign up to switch off and join a worldwide community of millions taking #TimeOutForNature.

PSmarrches s

Sunday 2 April 2023 

Justice marches for refugees are being held in most capital cities on Palm Sunday.
Details are outlined over.

Events at the ACC&C

  • Exhibition - From Stone to Ether: the journey within - Opens Wednesday 12 April 2023 6:00 - 7:30 pm (AEST)
  • Ecumenical Way of the Cross Good Friday: Friday 7 April 2023, 11:00 am AEST 

Where: The Chapel, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture 15 Blackall Street, Barton

Chaldean patriarch preaches Mary as bridge between Catholics, Muslims

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako describes how Mary, the mother of Jesus, has a "unique position" in Christian and Muslim religions


Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.

Harmony Day, 21 March: A day for us to come together and celebrate all of our differences and diversity in Australia.


Begins on 23 March 2023 and ends on 21 April 2023

Warm greetings to our Muslim friends as they enter a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving. 

   2 World Autism Awareness Day
   7 World Health Day            
   6-13  Pesach/Passover (Judaism)
   9 Easter (Christianity)
  16   Easter/Pascha (Orthodox Christianity)                                               

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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