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May 2018 Issue 1


Take a moment to appreciate everyday miracles. 

Bishop Philip Huggins reflects on taking a moment to appreciate the everyday. We share with you his article published in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday 29 April 2018.

"As we live with faith, amid much that seeks our attention, there is a simple wisdom worth practising. Reading Ignatian spirituality one is reminded to be grateful for the little ordinary miracles of life: the very fact of waking each day – the gift of a new day of life."


Ration Challenge 2018

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Are you up for the challenge?

Sign up now for the Ration Challenge, during Refugee Week, 17-24 June 2018.

You can make a difference by raising vital funds and sharing your experience to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.  


“Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power" 

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13 – 20 May 2018

In 2018 the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Australia will be observed in the week between Ascension and Pentecost. 

Resources are now available.


Let's Talk About West Papua

Hear from two remarkable West Papuan human rights defenders leading a campaign for dignity and safety.

Talks will be given in Brisbane, Caloundra, Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong and Canberra from 15 -29 May 2018.

Note: Victorian dates have changed to allow key speakers to attend.


Date: Thursday 5 July 10am-3.30pm
Venue: St James Hall, Level 1, 169-171 Phillip Street, Sydney CBD

The formation of young leaders is critical to the future of our churches. What does best practice look like in developing a leadership pipeline? Can we establish a learning community of those involved in youth formation / leadership initiatives?

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Professional Supervision for clergy and church workers (Royal Commission Recommendation 16.45)

Wednesday 18 July 10am – 3pm Sydney CBD

Performance Appraisal Frameworks for clergy and church workers

Wednesday 31 October 10am – 3pm Sydney CBD

Coptic Orthodox Church

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PhD thesis on the study of the Coptic school community awarded to Coptic Father

NCCA congratulates The Very Rev Fr Dr Shenouda Mansour on being awarded the honour of Doctor of Philosophy.  

We rejoice with the Coptic Church community at this very memorable achievement.

Don’t Keep History a Mystery

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This is the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018.

Australians are invited to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring the past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of a unique national story. 

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Job details: Part-time, 2 days per week, based in Melbourne CBD on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Applications close: Monday 21 May 2018. Interviews to be held on 28 May 2018

Endorsed Presenter Training - Sydney

Date: 2 June 2018

Venue: Uniting Ministry Centre, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta NSW

Ecumenical Studies

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SA - Receptive Ecumenism Mini-Conference
Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception
When: Saturday 28 July 2018, 9am-4pm
Where: Catholic Education SA, 116 George Street, Thebarton SA

QLD - Looking Beyond Division 
Introduction to Ecumenism: A Five Day Spring School in Brisbane
When: Monday 24 – Friday 28 September 2018
Where: Australian Catholic University, 100 Nudgee Rd Banyo QLD


Australians attend Ecumenical Youth Assembly in Indonesia

On 6-13 April 2018, over 350 young people from 23 countries across Asia attended the Asian Ecumenical Youth Assembly (AEYA). Organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the Assembly brought together representatives from over 100 churches, denominations, and ecumenical councils in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia to inspire and engage, bringing God’s Light and Truth to our world.

  13  Asia Sunday - Christian Conference of Asia
  13-20   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 
  15  Ramadan begins
  20  Pentecost (Western Christian)
  26  National Sorry Day
  27  National Reconciliaton Week begins
  27  Pentecost (Eastern and Orthodox Christian) 

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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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