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November 2020 Issue 2

The Feast of Christ the King - The Reign of Christ

22 November 2020

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

In support of those who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation:

  • National Memorial of Victims & Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: National survey closes 22 November 2020
  • Support for people people affected by the Disability Royal Commission

ACRTx150Universal Children's Day 20 November 2020

Today on Universal Children's Day, Mums4Refugees are inviting you to support their petition - #ProtectRefugeeKids being put out on the street


2020 Advent Resource 

Share God's love through the Christmas Bowl 

The Christmas Bowl is the Christmas appeal of Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the NCCA. 

O come, O come, Emmanuel!

As we prepare for the Feast of the Nativity and all our Christmas celebrations, we offer you some reflections and resources from our members and their networks.

WCC s2World Council of Churches

  • 16 Days against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 25 November to 10 December 
  • Interreligious Summer School Bossey – Applications open until 30 November 2020
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021


CCA news 

  •  CCA congratulates His Beatitude Dr Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan, newly enthroned head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church
  •  Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2020, updates from weeks one and two.

Australia's Parliament sits next week, beginning Monday 23 November 2020 and the Government will be looking to wind back its responsible lending legislation.

This could have devastating effects for many disadvantaged people. 

 Australian Religious Press Association

ARPA logo sCongratulations to the winners of the Annual ARPA Awards.

Publication of the year was awarded to NZ Catholic and Eternity received the premier award, the Gutenberg Award.

“Converting Discipleship: Dissidence and Metanoia”

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission for World Mission and Evangelism is presenting this webinar which will will explore many facets of “Converting Discipleship: Dissidence and Metanoia” study paper

When: 24 November at 15:00 CET

Migrants and Faith Communities for Justice, Human Rights and Solidarity

In a call for support for migrants, refugees and uprooted people in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Interfaith Network for the Rights of Migrants (INFORM) would like to share with you a video Prayer.

Kristallnacht Commemoration 

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies would like to thank all who joined the online presentation of their annual Kristallnacht Commemoration on Monday 9 November 2020.

This presentation is now available for viewing and includes the interview with Dr Edith Eger, an Auschwitz survivor.

The 12 Do's of Christmas

At Christmas Australians buy more, travel more and eat more than at any other time of the year. To help reduce the environmental and financial impact of these festive activities, Planet Ark has come up with 12 simple, positive actions for a greener Christmas.

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