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October 2023 Issue 2

"How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?

    How long will you hide your face from me?"

(Psalm 13:1)

On Hamas Israel Armed Conflict

The NCCA President, on behalf of National Church Leaders, has released a Public Statement regarding the armed conflict in Israel and Palestine. 

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Over the last two weeks we’ve witnessed unimaginable heartbreak.

More than 1,000 people have died and many more are missing in Western Afghanistan after three earthquakes devastated the region, reducing entire communities to rubble. And we’ve all watched on in horror at the scenes unfolding in Gaza.

Here’s how you can help.

Child safety news

  • Tasmania: Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework and reportable conduct scheme forum for religious organisations
  • National Children's Week: posters and guide to celebrating the week
  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian: Child Safe Self-Assessment Tool 

  • The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Development Fund: applications due by Monday 30 October 2023.

  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: 'Black Mist and the Ban' statement - 70th anniversary, nuclear testing on APY land.

2025 World Conference 

1700th Anniversary of the first Ecumenical Council in Nicaea.

The First Ecumenical Council was a gathering of Christian bishops in Nicaea, now İznik in present-day Türkiye. It was the first attempt to reach consensus in the church through an assembly representing all of Christendom.

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Please pray for the peoples of the Holy Land and a just end to the ongoing hostilities between Israel and Palestine.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)  

Peace and Hope in the Middle East, Australia and Beyond

A Vigil for Victims of War

Religions for Peace Australia and United Religions Initiative invites all to this online event.

When: Sunday 22 October 2023 

Time: Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart: 6:30pm | Adelaide: 6:00 | Brisbane: 5:30 | Darwin: 5:00 | Perth: 3:30   


A presentation by Australian participants at the Parliament of World Religions, Chicago in August 2023.

When: Monday 30 October, 7:00-8:00 pm AEDT 

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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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