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June 2019 Issue 1

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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.

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An ecumenical meeting was held on Monday 27 May 2019 which brought together Pacific Islander church leaders, representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Vanuatu Government and Vanuatu Christian Council Officials on a fact finding mission to see how community and church outreach to Vanuatu workers in Australia can be improved.

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Issue to be top of Government's agenda 

Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has stated that legislation in response to the Ruddock Expert Panel on Religious Freedom report will be put to Parliament in July.

 

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East

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Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Abraham

On Sunday 26 May 2019, The Rev'd Chorbishop Narsai Youkhanis was consecrated to the holy office of Bishop in the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church. 

The Salvation Army Australia

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National Leadership appointment announced

Commissioners Robert and Janine Donaldson will commence as national leaders of The Salvation Army Australia on 1 July 2019.

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Rev Harvey Perkins (1919-2012)

Who was Harvey Perkins and why was he important? 

The NCCA encourages you to read the research paper by Brian Howe recalling the learnings and legacy of a passionate ecumenist. 

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Presented by the Centre for Ecumencial Studies at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C)

Date: 10:30 am-4:00 pm 25 June 2019
Location: Chambers Pavilion, ACC&C, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT
Special guest speaker: Rt. Rev’d Dr Geevarghese Coorilos

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'Buckets of dignity' Campaign

Menstrual Hygiene Day was Tuesday 28 May and in response, Act for Peace has launched the ‘buckets of dignity’ campaign.  The aim is to raise enough money to provide 3,000 Rohingya women and girls, with dignity kits: including soap, underwear, sanitary pads, a torchlite, sandals and clothing.

Will you give a bucket of dignity today for just $30?

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Public Forum and Book Launch
With international guest speaker, Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Archbishop of London
Tuesday 25 June 2019 10:00 am - Public Forum: 'Living Respectfully in a Pluralistic Society'
Tuesday 25 June 2019 12:00 pm - Book Launch: 'The 21: A Journey of the Land of Coptic Martyrs'

 

Dinner and Talk by international guest speaker, Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos
Thursday 27 June 2019 6:00 pm for  6:30 - 8:45 pm

Annual Fund Raising Dinner 
Sunday 11 August 2019 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Three course Dinner and talk on the topic: "The Work of the Council - Ecumenism in Action: Past, Present and Future in teh Australian Context" 

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Teaching the Theology and Practice of Peace and Nonviolence

14 - 16 August 2019
St Joseph's Centre, Edmund Rice Education Australia, 9 The Vaucluse, Richmond, Victoria.
Early bird prices now available

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Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM) 

You are invited to attend the ASCM National Conference and a National Senior Friend’s reunion in Canberra in July 2019.

‘Conversations about Christianity, Australia and the World’. 

Meet old and new friends, share ideas, share lunch together and talk about solutions to some of the world’s big problems, combining the wisdom of experience with the enthusiasm of youth.

Date:  Saturday 13 July 2019
Time:  9.00 am to 5.00 PM
Venue: Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett, Canberra ACT

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June
2 - 9 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
3 Mabo Day - Anniversary of High Court's decision
4 Ramadan ends (Islam)
5 World Environment Day
8 World Oceans Day
9 Pentecost (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)