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May 2023 Issue 1

‘How is it that we hear’. (cf Acts 2:8)

Unity and reconciliation begin with listening, being open and welcoming the other to set the agenda....

Listening to other voices in ecumenical work

The NCCA’s Faith and Unity Commission met 26-27 April 2023 at St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College – Melbourne City Campus.

Fraternal Delegate

NCCA General Secretary, Ms Liz Stone, attended the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) XXIX General Assembly in Hyderabad, 21-24 April 2023.

Ration Challenge 2023

Sign up to take the Ration Challenge 

Sunday 18 – Saturday 24 June  

ACRTx150Providing for people seeking asylum

15,000 people – including children, the elderly, people with disabilities - are waiting for their refugee visa status to be assessed in Australia.

Churches and charity services are overwhelmed with people seeking financial help to pay for housing, food, energy bills and medical services.

Presenter Training   


Tuesday 16 May 2023, Grace Methodist Church, Willetton WA 


Saturday 29 July 2023, Grafton Cathedral Precinct, Grafton NSW 


You are invited to join an action-oriented online seminar for children’s and future generations’ survival.

Save Children’s Lives - Responsible Banking Survival Guide for Faith Actors & Partners. How to use our power as bank clients to stop carbon bombs

When: Tuesday 9 May, 2023 22:00 AEST (2:00 pm CET) 

In peace I will lie down and sleep,

    for you alone, Lord,

    make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

We pray for the many people affected by war and unrest in Sudan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Myanmar and Yemen.

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WCC News 

  • WCC Annual Review 2022  released in PDF format
  • 10 years since abduction of two archbishops of Aleppo
  • Sudanese Youth: “What about the future of our children!”


CCA News

  • Asian Church and Ecumenical Leaders’ Conference
  • “Has the ecumenical movement become more divisive and less effective?”

Church Resources

27 May – 3 June 2023 #NRW2023     

  • 2023 Theme: Be a Voice for Generations
  • Resources available


A touching tribute to the veterans who served in Afghanistan and the Afghan people.

When: Saturday 6  and Sunday 7 May 10:am - 4:00 pm AEST 

Where: Dandenong RSL, VICTORIA

‘Wisdom for the Common Good’ lecture 

‘The State of the Church: Back to the Future’ 

With Prof Anthony Maher, and a response by Q&A’s Stan Grant

When: Thursday 11 May 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM AEST

Where: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, ACT 

Celebrating Families Speaker Series 2023

Registrations open 

When: Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18 May 2023 

Where: online webinars

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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