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October 2022 Issue 1


Receptive Ecumenism—listening, learning, and loving in the Way of Christ is a process that has the potential to assist renewal and reform of the whole Church, both from within denominations as well as across the Church universal. 

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Celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, 4 October and the end of the Season of Creation

  • Canticle of the Sun - St Francis of Assisi 
  • The Living Planet: Seeking a Just and Sustainable Global Community - Statement by the WCC 11th Assembly, September 2022
  • The Letter: Laudato Si Film - The Pope, the Environmental Crisis, and Frontline Leaders 


Hunger Crisis Appeal

Millions of people on the brink of famine are facing unimaginable suffering. Climate change, conflicts and now the war in Ukraine have created a global food crisis.

We must act now.


Welcoming refugees - virtual events

  • Refugee Welcome Zone Webinar - Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm  AEDT.  
  • The power to welcome: Supporting refugee students in our midstThursday 27 October 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm  AEDT.  

First Nations - events in Adelaide

  • Indigenous Christian Leaders Retreat - Sunday 16 - Wed 19 October 2022
  • Invitation to Book Launch - Sunday 16 October  7:00 pm ACDT
  • Voice and Treaty Discussion - Tuesday 18 October  6:00- 9:00 pm ACDT

Indian Orthodox Church

St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral Sydney, recently celebrated the Holy Ordination of Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese, who was raised to the order of Cor-Episcopa.

WCC s2WCC News

Statement: Confronting Racism and Xenophobia, Overcoming Discrimination, Ensuring Belonging 

This major statement from the WCC Assembly, September 2022, urges confronting racism, revisiting “complicity of some religious bodies”

CCACCA in Timor Leste

  • Timor Leste Prime Minister meets with CCA General Secretary
  • CCA Trains Ecumenical Enablers 
  • CCA holds Ecumenical Women’s Action Against Violence (EWAAV) program in Dili.

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"Fresh eyes on conflict, communication & community - Jesus' take on turning the other cheek"

With: Rev'd Prof Vicky Balabanski

When: Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 7:00 pm ACDT

Where: Adelaide West Uniting Church in person and streamed event

The Victorian Council of Churches  (VCC) will be holding a gathering which will include stories from the World Council of Churches (WCC), local ecumenism networks and the launch of the Christmas Bowl.

When: Wednesday 23 November 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm

Where: Melbourne city location TBC

Our Works - EAPPI

Become an Ecumenical Accompanier (EA) 

There has never been a more important time to defend human rights. Want to do more to help? Volunteer today to become Ecumenical Accompanier (EA) in the Palestine program. 

How healthy are Australian churches?

The National Church Life Survey (NCLS) results reveal a snapshot of the reality and experience of church life in Australia.

When: 27 October2022, 1:00-2:00 pm AEDT

‘Turning points: New directions in refugee protection’.

When: Tuesday 15 November to Friday 18 November, 2022

Book now: early bird offer must close soon -online and in-person options available

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Give now to the work of the NCCA. Just click on the donate button.  

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed.

(Prov.11:25 The Message)

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