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October 2018 Issue 2

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The NCCA offices were pleased to host a group of Traditional Land Owners on Wednesday 17 October. They had travelled from their lands in the Northern Territory and had just attended the Origin Energy AGM to explain to its shareholders that consent had not been gained from Traditional Land Owners for fracking on their land in the Betaloo Basin. 

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On 18 October, a delegation of six faith leaders visited Canberra to discuss the plight of asylum seeker children on Nauru. NCCA President, Bishop Philip Huggins and NCCA Interim General Secretary, Liz Stone were part of this delegation. They spoke with both the Minister for Immigration David Coleman and the Shadow Minister Shayne Neumann.

 

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WDHTOur friends at The Freedom Partnership have advised us of the progress of the Modern Slavery Bill 2018. NCCA also received an update on the Joint Letter to the Prime Minister from leaders of civil society, business, investors, academics and faith-based organisations, in support of the Bill.

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Pilgrimage of Trust in Australia: November 2018

A brother of the Taizé community will be visiting Tasmania, Victoria and Alice Springs (NT) between 6 - 12 November.  All gatherings are especially open for young adults aged 18-35.

 

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When: Sunday, 18 November 2018 6:00 pm
Where:
St John’s Anglican Cathedral,373 Ann Street, Brisbane
An Ecumenical Evensong service with guest preacher Rev Dr David Gill 

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You are invited to hear Professor Joseph Stiglitz’s City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and to celebrate the awarding of the Prize.
Date: Thursday 25 November 2018
Time: Doors open 5.30pm for a  6.30pm start
Place: Centennial Hall, Town Hall, Sydney NSW

Professor Joseph Stiglitz, renowned economist and Nobel-laureate, has won the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize for leading a global conversation about crisis caused by economic inequality.

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ACU academic appointed to the Anglican- Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC)

Australian, Dr Emmanuel Nathan has been formally appointed by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).

 

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Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer

Applications are invited for this role, based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Applications close: midday (SA time) Tuesday 30 October 2018.

 

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Update Information and Appeal from the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI)

As our prayers continue for Sulawesi and the people of Indonesia, the churches of Indonesia also express their solidarity with the people in Palu, Donggala and Sigi. Rev. Gomar Gultom, General Secretary, Communion of Churches in Indonesia, provides further information for the churches in Indonesia and it's global partners.

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Multifaith Climate Change Petition

Think you know how to recycle? 

Take the Planet Ark and the Boomerang Alliance quiz. Test your knowledge of recycling. 

 

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Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations (APRO) has released a statement in response to the attack on the Hindu Temple in Regents Park, NSW on 14 October 2018. 

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Knapsack for the Journey of Faith: Pilgrimage Bible Studies

World Council of Churches - Theological Study Group

You are invited to reflect on the diverse stories of these pilgrimages in the Bible and connect the dialogue between biblical contexts and contemporary contexts.

Genesis 21:8-21 "Hagar's Journey/Pilgrimage", by Jennifer Martin

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Prayers and action to overcome hunger
The WCC has released resources for the Churches Week of Action on Food - 15 - 22 October 2018

WCC General Secretary 'Poverty and Inequality in a Time of Climate Change'
Rev. Dr Olave Fyske Tveit speaks at the Community of Sant'Egidio in Bologna, Italy.

 

 

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Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA) 2018

The CCA opened its third annual YAPA 2018 conference with an Interfaith service Monday 15 October 2018. The Conference which is being held at the CCA in Thailand, carries the theme 'Peace with Justice and Human Security'. 

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Launch of GESHER 2018 Politics & Religion
When: Wednesday 31 October 2018 at 7:00 p.m
Where: Alex Theatre, Level 1, 133-135 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC 

Guest speaker, Dr Nick Dyrenfurth is the recipient of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017 and Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre.

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The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)