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October 2020 Issue 2

Liturgy for Sunday 18 October 2020

What do we know about Luke?

What do we know definitely about anyone who lived a long time ago? We do our best, taking account of what records we have …

Reconciliation as mission for Australian churches

DATE: Thursday 29 October 2020, 10 am - 12 pm (AESDT)

Discussion and sharing will focus on the importance of relationship building and yarning and why they are central to our churches' reconciliation journeys with our First Nations peoples.

NCCA is pleased to invite you to the to NCCA Ltd AGM Panel Presentation on Christian Youth Summit.

Topic: Young Adult Organisers of a Christian Youth Summit (QLD 2019) - a Model for Inviting a New Generation into Receptive Ecumenism 

When: Wednesday 28 October, 3:00 - 4:00 pm (AEDT)

Safe Church Program News

NCCA Child Safety Framework was launched recently. 

"In engaging in the task of church reform … we must go back to the heart of the gospel...." Liz Stone, NCCA General Secretary says in her reflection for this Framework. 


Financial Representatives of Australian National Churches (FRANC)

The first webinar, held on Tuesday 13 October, was very successful, attracting 46 attendees. Two webinars remain in the series of three Lunchtime Webinars.

  1. Friday 30 October, 12.30 - 2 pm 
  2. Thursday 12 November, 12.30 - 2 pm  

Ration Challenge 2020

Thank you Ration Challengers!

Together you have raised nearly $2,000,000. 

Thank you so much for taking part and showing refugees that we really are #inthistogether!

The Social Dilemma

Is social media corroding the common good? 

"The collective lack of understanding about how these platforms actually operate has led to hidden and often harmful consequences to society..."  Netflix, in their introduction to their most recent documentary. 

World Council of Churches and Christian Conference of Asia

  • WCC and CCA observe World Food Day prayer service on 16 October 2020
  • WCC to launch new website 16-18 October 2020 

Publication Launch 

Reweaving the Ecological Mat Framework was launched on the 17 September at the USP Japan ICT Centre Suva, Fiji. It is a collaborative initiative between a several faith based and civil society organisations.

"Your Festival of Healing"

In 2020 Blue Knot Day will be held as a virtual festival. 

12 hours of inspiration and the possibility of healing for adult survivors of complex trauma, running from 7AM to 7 PM AEDT.

ANSD Spiritual Practice Day with Dr Sally Long: Conversations with Silence

Join the Australian Network for Spiritual Direction (ANSD), for a day of nourishing input, silence and engagement. Open to anyone interested in the spiritual journey.

When: 31 October 2020, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, 15 Blackall St Barton, ACT

Faiths Unite: Visions for Transformative Climate Action

A 3-part interactive online series organised by the Interfaith Liaison Committee (ILC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Every Tuesday, 27 October to 10 November 2020 

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