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October 2021 Issue 2

NCCA Ecumenical Prayer Service:

- in Prayerful Preparation for Global Environmental Talks- UNCOP 26. Sunday 10 October, 2021

 God mandates: “Choose life, so that you and your children might live.”  Deuteronomy 30:19

NCCA is pleased to invite you to the the following upcoming events:

  • NCCA Ltd AGM Presentation Wednesday 27 October, 3:00 - 4:00 pm (AEDT) - the future of ecumenism and Spiritual Ecumenism.

  • NCCA Assembly Thursday 28 October, 2:00-4:00pm (AEDT) - 'Where are we at with dialogues as the heart of ecumenism?'

Upcoming webinars, online training and celebrations

  • NCCA Safe Church Professional Learning webinar - Friday 22 October 2021 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (AEDT) 
  • Children's Week 23-31 October 2021 
  • New Victorian Commission for Children and Young People website

SHOT OF HOPE

  • #EndCOVIDforall - Ask the Government to help vaccinate world’s poorest. - Join the call in asking Australia’s political leaders to play their part in vaccinating the world against COVID-19.

  • Latest news - Afghan resettlement update

Celebrate National Unity Week 

The NCCA is partnering with the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) to promote the celebration of this week. Reach out and connect with your local Muslim community.

  • National Unity Week - 22-30 October 2021 and National Mosque Open Day - 30 October 2021
  • Online panel events - choose from a selection of five topical events to join.

NATSICC Virtual retreat 

I am the vine, you are the Branches. 21-24 November 2021

Registrations are now open for the first National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) Virtual retreat. 

Faith leaders plea for the future of our planet

  • Interfaith Joint Statement - 40 religious leaders join Pope Francis with an urgent climate appeal

  • Interfaith Prayers -  for a beneficial COP26 

A Toolkit to Accompany the "Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice"

“Walk the Talk” is an invitation to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings, from the World Council of Churches

The Greek Orthodox Diocese of Australia

Four new Assistant Bishops have recently been elected at the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on 30 August for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

NCCA prays for the new Bishops as they enter into their new roles within the church.

CCA

Christian Conference of Asia

  • CCA General Secretary calls upon Asian churches to ensure provision of mental healthcare for all

  • Regional Consultation on ‘Freedom of Religion, Rights of Religious Minorities, and Constitutional Guarantees in Asia’, - Call for a shared vision

Faith, Fellowship and the Future

A Webinar on Myanmar organised by Pax Christi and friends. How can the Christian community in Australia support our neighbour in the Asia Pacific?

When: Sunday 17th October, 2021 Sunday 17 Oct , 3:00-5:00 pm AEDT

Live streamed from Parliament House. Pray for our leaders and for the wellbeing of all people throughout this great land.

When: Monday 8 November 2021 - 7:30 AM-11:30 AM 

'Cuisine & Culture in Conversation'  

Join Lama and Claudia online as they cook up a Palestinian storm whilst engaging in culinary and cultural conversation.

When: Tuesday 23 November 2021 at :30 pm AEDT

An Ecumenical service of Lament

Holding the Light is a service to remember victims and survivors of family and domestic violence. To be held in person at at St Peter's Eastern Hill Anglican Church, VIC and online.

When: Sunday 28 November, 2:30 pm 

November
   1 All Saint’s Day - Christianity
  11 Remembrance Day
  19 World Toilet Day
  25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  28 Advent (Christianity)

 

 

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