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November 2021 Issue 2

Praying with the World Council of Churches

"I have been reflecting – what to name as our need and priority for prayer as Australians at this time and to do so in 5 minutes? Not everything could be included!" Rev John Gilmore

The Christmas Bowl

  • Share Christmas - Share food, shelter and lifesaving support with a refugee in Ethiopia this Christmas

  • Christmas Bowl Advent Resources


  • Australia yet to grant a single humanitarian visa for fleeing Afghans  

  • Help re-settle refugees from PNG and Nauru in Canada 

  • "The Shape of Hope": a book which describes how a group of Australian asylum seekers broke the barriers to quality education and good jobs. Pre-orders are being taken now.

Training and resources available

  • CCYP Victoria – New Child Safe Standards Webinar – Mon 22 November, 1-2.30pm

  • Recording of NCCA Professional Learning Webinar – Children & Youth Participation - now available online 

2021 Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration

Why truth-telling and treaties are needed to reconcile Australia's past: was the topic of the keynote speech given by Tony McAvoy SC.

The Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand invites you to an online lecture by Reverend Dr Ray Williamson OAM

Ecumenism: Its History and Relevance Now

When: Wednesday 24 November 2021, 7.00 pm (AEDT) - registrations by 22 November 

Break The Silence Sunday 

A time for churches to speak out. Join communities around the Pacific. Celebrate Women, call for and end to violence.

When: Sunday 21 November 2021

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  • Thursdays in Black Ambassadors: Fellowship grows with new members from the Uniting Church in Australia, Colleen Geyer and Sharon Hollis 

  • 16 Day Study: Activism against Gender Violence -"Mary's Song" Luke 1:46-55.

Prayers & Reflections from our ecumenical community

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

Online Prayer Service

Pax Christi and friends invite you to remember Myanmar in A Day of Prayer for Myanmar.

Service led by Rev John Gilmore, NCCA President 

When: Sunday 28 November 2021 7:30 pm (AEDT)

Pillars of Light

An invitation to join a very special multicultural Chanukah event in the Melbourne CBD celebrating connection, community & collaboration.

Date: Sunday 28 November to Sunday 5 December 2021 - Daily, 6:00 pm to late

   1 World AIDS Day
   3 International Day of People with Disabilities
   6 Hanukkah ends (Judaism)
 10  16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence - ends
 25 Christmas Day - Feast of the Nativity (Western Christian)


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