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November 2022 Issue 2

The other liturgy….care and compassion...in a space where God is and can be known. 

The coming into being of the NCCA’s international humanitarian agency decades ago (now called Act for Peace), was a reflection of the founding energy of the Ecumenical movement.

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At the NCCA Annual General Meeting on 2 November 2022, Lieutenant Colonel Miriam Gluyas of The Salvation Army was elected a new Director of the company.

The Christmas Bowl 2022

  • ‘Gifts for Peace’: Catalogue 2022 out now. 
  • Advent Resources: to use with your congregation, either in person or online.
  • Give Hope: Share God’s love with a refugee going hungry this Christmas.

ACRTx150Free Legal Empowerment Course 

A 5-week free Legal Empowerment Course for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants, in NSW.

Gender-Based Violence

  • 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: begins 25 November
  • Advent Sermon Notes: Queensland Churches Together (QCT) 
  • Holding the Light: An ecumenical service in Melbourne and livestreamed

Recent news

  • 2022 Boyer Lecture by Noel Pearson: "Who we were and who we can be". 

  • 2021-22 Sydney Peace Prize Award: honours Uluru Statement from the Heart

Climate Justice

  • Kioa Climate Finance Mechanism: Pacific Island climate declaration calls for action for climate justice at COP 27 
  • Climate Change Performance Index 2023: Australia scores poorly

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16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Day of Prayer and Reflection: United to Remember, United to Support

When: Saturday 26 November 2022

Where: Online Virtual event 

#RedWednesday 

Mass for persecuted Christians and Ukraine

When: Wednesday 23 November 2022  held at local churches around the nation.

COSAC 2022

Christians Living in a Techno-Scientific World

Come and be equipped and encouraged to grapple with issues at the intersection of Christianity, the sciences, and technology.

When: Friday 25 - Saturday 26 November 2022

Where: Ridley College, Melbourne & Online

2022 APTO Conference

Gracious Engagement: Dialogue across the theological spectrums

When: 30 November 2022 - 2 December 2022

Where: Online or in-person at the Pilgrim Theological College, Melbourne, VIC

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

 

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(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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