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May 2019 Issue 1

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We all want to work together for peace and unity

Peace was shattered on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019.  In Sri Lanka three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings.

NCCA President, Bishop Philip Huggins shares his message to Rt Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, Anglican Bishop of Colombo:

 ....I just read your powerful, honest, courageous reflection on the Easter Sunday massacre....

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Advancing the Journey Together 

On Thursday 2 May 2019, 25 people from across a number of Australian churches attended the NCCA Domestic and Family Violence Roundtable in Melbourne, held at the Barbara Dowling Room of St Paul's Cathedral, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. 

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State of the Nation: Politics, Ethics and Democracy in Australia

A research paper by Peter Hooton, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra

"....Because truth is not trusted, specious propaganda takes over. Because justice is not trusted, whatever is useful is declared to be just." German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer October 1940,



Ration Challenge 2019

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Are you up for the challenge?

Sign up now for the Ration Challenge, during Refugee Week, Sunday 16 June – Sunday 23 June 2019

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


Is Easter's message still being heard or does the church need to pull a rabbit out of its hat?

One of the joys of an extra-long weekend is having the time to catch up on news and information from our member churches. One in particular stands out as being relevant across the greater churches and reflects on our faith, one that is grounded in the resurrection. Is the Church to blame for society turning a deaf ear to this message?

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

Help power up a faith-inspired response to the climate emergency.

World Council of Churches

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Positions Vacant 

Programme Executive for Peace-Building in the African Region - Promote and strengthen relations with churches and ecumenical organizations in Africa...for the purposes of peace-building and related initiatives, focusing on identified priority countries.

Programme Executive for Church Relations - Provide leadership and coordination to deepening relationships and areas of collaborative action, dialogue and witness between member churches, partners and the WCC secretariat.

Both are stationed in Geneva, Switzerland with Application deadline: 31 May 2019


Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) 2019

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the annual session of the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2019, which will be held from 1 to 30 July,2019 at the CCA Headquarters in Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The theme of AEI 2019 is ‘Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Struggle for Peace with Justice in Asia’.

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1 International Workers' Day
2 Yom ha-Shoah, Holocaust Memorial Day
5 Ramadan begins (Islam)
26 National Sorry Day
27 Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum
  2017: Uluru Statement of the Heart made
  National Reconciliation Week begins


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