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Act for Peace


The Christmas Bowl

Share Christmas

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

Since 1949, compassionate Christians like you have followed Rev Frank Byatt’s legacy, coming together each Christmas across Australia and the world to provide safety in exile for people forced from their homes by conflict and disaster. 

Once again churches across Australia will be coming together this year to share God’s love through the Christmas Bowl appeal.

GIVE NOW - Yes, I will share God's love this Christmas.

Your gift through the Christmas Bowl will support local partners to meet urgent needs and help create a world where uprooted people have a safe place to belong.

2021 was again a year of turbulence and disruption. The coronavirus pandemic continued to impact us all, with congregations having to connect virtually, and many community members suffering.

And as is often the case, the impact was not felt evenly, with the poorest among us hit hardest, especially the 82 million people around the world uprooted from the stability of their homes by conflict or disaster, and the people caught up in the humanitarian crises caused by this year’s conflicts in Ethiopia, Myanmar, Gaza and the fall of Afghanistan.

In the midst of this division and chaos, the Christmas Bowl is a vital channel for expressing our unity in Christ. And it provides a powerful mechanism for sharing God’s love, with those who need it, through practical Christian action.

The Christmas Bowl is held in churches across Australia from November 21, Christ the King Sunday, to December 26, the first Sunday after Christmas. Some churches choose to celebrate the Christmas Bowl for each of the seven weeks, while others select one Sunday to take part. You can find out more, register, and download resources from the website: christmasbowl.actforpeace.org.au  

Thank you for being part of this important tradition, and helping to create a world where uprooted people have a safe place to belong.

Visit the Christmas Bowl website 



20 November 2021

Christ the King Sunday - The Christmas Bowl of Remembrance

Sharing God’s love through the Christmas Bowl Christ the King Sunday resources  

2021 Advent  and Christmas Resources 

28 November 2021 First Sunday of Advent:


Bring hope to Indonesian families facing disaster.


 5  December 2021 Second Sunday of Advent:


Restore peace to the hearts of Gaza’s children


12 December 2021 Third Sunday of Advent:


Bring Sri Lankan refugees the joy of homecoming


 19 December 2021 Fourth Sunday of Advent:


Share God’s love with Syrian families  


Christmas Day:

Light of the World 

Bring light to the lives of Ethiopia’s urban refugees  




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

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