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October 2017 Issue 1

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The Australian government is being called upon to introduce an additional 5,000 places for refugee family reunion under the migration programme, decoupled from the Humanitarian intake.

Thousands of people living in Australian community are waiting to reunite with their families. Many wait years, some never reunite.

 

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Let us pray for the victims, their families, friends and people affected by the shootings at a concert on Sunday evening, 1 October.

Rohingya Muslims 

Let us pray for these people as they flee their homes, in the face of continued violence and persecution. 

Final talk in the series. 

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2:00pm Sunday 8 October.

Cost: $20 Eremos members, $25non members

Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St, Sydney NSW.

 

Christians in Palestine 

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7:00pm, Monday 16 October 2017. 

Gawler Cinema, 11 Murray St, Gawler SA.

Christianity was born in Palestine 2,000 years ago, yet many are unaware Christians still live there.

An invitation to an Evening Prayer

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7:00pm, 28 October 2017

St Johns Lutheran Church, 20 City Road, Southbank Victoria.

A special commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation featuring messages from Archbishop Denis Hart and Bishop Lester Priebbenow.

Panel discussion 

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You are invited to attend this discussion on Voluntary Assisted Dying, presented by the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria).

3:00pm, Sunday 29 October 2017.  

Eva Besen Centre at the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic)

15 - 21 October 2017 

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In Anti-Poverty Week, you can help fight poverty and hardship!

Join in the many events being held nationally and locally, and reduce poverty and hardship. 

 

JCMA Friendship Walk 2017

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Sunday 22 October. 2.00pm- 4.30pm Melbourne, VIC.

Come and spend the afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill.

Presented by The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia. 

Leaning into the Spirit

Leaning into the Spirit -The Fourth International Conference on Receptive EcumenismRegistrations are available for a limited time only.

Monday 6 – Thursday 9 November 2017.

University House, Australian National University, Canberra.

For Registrations and conference details visit the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture website.   

National Child Protection Week 3-9 September 

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Churches and religious organisations are responsible for maintaining the safety of all who are involved with their programs. Our ministries take place in the real world, with situations such as natural disasters, violent intruders and fire a possibility.

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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families need your help. 

Family homes, neighbourhoods and entire villages have been torched to the ground. People are being killed as they desperately try to flee for safety.

Religious Short Film Prize

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Entries invited for 2018

Australia's unique religious short film prize is again calling for entries from filmmakers from around Australia and from religious or non-religious traditions. 

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October
1 International Day of Older Persons
2 World Habitat Day
4 Feast of St Francis
10 World Mental Health Day