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May 2019 Issue 2


Emmaus Walk

The post resurrection story of the disciples’ encounter with Jesus as ‘the stranger’ on the way to Emmaus is an important Gospel reading from Luke in our Easter season.


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The NCCA hosted an ecumenical meeting on Monday 6 May 2019 which brought together Pacific Islander church leaders and the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Rev James Bhagwan.


Staff of the NCCA and the NSW Ecumenical Council were delighted to receive Rev Hrant Tahanian of the Armenian Church Catholicosate of Cilicia Antelias Lebanon on the afternoon of Friday 17 May 2019.

Rev Tahanian brought greetings from his church and the afternoon was spent in ecumenical sharing.


Australian Tour 2019

Canberra23 and 25 June, Sydney - 27 June, Melbourne - 29 June

Bishop Coorilos is a special guest of the National Council of Churches in Australia for the 10th National Forum. While in Australia he will be speaking at four different public events across three states.

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Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage

At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

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2 – 9 June 2019

“Justice and only justice, you shall pursue”


(cf. Deuteronomy 16:18-20)


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Australia will be observed from 2 - 9 June 2019 in the week between Ascension and Pentecost.

"Transforming Cultures: Listening, Reflecting, Acting"

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17 - 18 September 2019 - Mercure Hotel, Brisbane QLD

Registrations are open now

The 9th biennial Safer Churches Conference will be the first conference held by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) Safe Church Program since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations were released in December 2017.

The theme for the conference will provide the framework across the two-day event.


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia


Metropolitan Archbishop announced 9 May 2019

We rejoice with our brothers and sisters of the Greek Orthodox  Church as Metropolitan Makarios Griniezakis is elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Archbishop of Australia.

 Australian Religious Press Association

ARPA logo sEarly bird registrations end 30 June 2019

'Providing a Hope-filled Response in a Time of Disaster and Recovery'

6 - 8 September 2019

Novotel Hotel, Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Interfaith Dialogue meetings

Australian National Dialogue of Christians Muslims and Jews (ANDCMJ) 1 May 2019

Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations (APRO) 15 April 2019

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