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September 2017 Issue 2


Give the children of Gaza back their future

For the last ten years, the people of Gaza have been living under a cruel blockade. Devastated by war, and cut off from basic food and medicine supplies, the people of Gaza desperately need our help.

Sr Elizabeth Delaney sgs

Not in my lifetime!

Perhaps, like me, you have found yourself in conversation with someone about changes that you would like to see – in our society, or in our church. Sometimes the conversation may end with someone lamenting, ‘It won’t happen in my lifetime!’

Unite in Support of Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

blue knotx150Monday 16 October 2017

Blue Knot Day is the Blue Knot Foundation's national awareness day celebrated in October every year. On this day, all Australians are asked to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

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Mexico; The Caribbean; Cuba and Florida, USA

Let us pray for the people in these places, after earthquake and hurricanes bring devastation and loss.

Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, Myanmar

Let us pray for this these people in fear of their lives in the face of ongoing violence.

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On 21 September each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world 

The United Nations General Assembly (UN) has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.


Sunday 24 September

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) has released their 2017-2018 Social Justice Statement- Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. The Statement, along with related resources, is available in hard copy or oline from the ACSJC.  


Leaning into the Spirit

Leaning into the Spirit -The Fourth International Conference on Receptive EcumenismRegistrations are still available.

Monday 6 – Thursday 9 November 2017.

University House, Australian National University, Canberra.

For Registrations and conference details visit the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture website.   

15 - 21 October 2017 

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Less than one month left to organise your event.

Reduce poverty and hardship by taking part in an activity organised by others or organise an activity yourself.

Activities such as conferences, seminars, forums, performances, media events etc are always great. Maybe even invite your local MP or Mayor to attend.

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NMYC 2017 is less than a month away

Sea World Resort, Gold Coast

9-11 October 2017

Tickets can be booked online.


National Coordinator 

NCCA Safe Church Program

The National Council of Churches in Australia are looking for someone to fill this full time permanent position.

The role will be based in either Sydney or Melbourne CBD.

Applications close: Sunday 1 October 2017

The Safe Church Program is an initiative of the NCCA and consists of the Safe Church Training Agreement (SCTA), Safe Church Network, and the Safe as Churches? Conferences.

Lutheran and Catholic Churches in Australia

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On the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Unity is the gift of God - John 17:21

Bishop John Henderson of the Lutheran Church of Australia and Archbishop Christopher Prowse on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference have released a joint statement on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. 

World Council of Churches


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 Theme Announced

"Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power" (Exodus 15:6)

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The National Council of Churches in Australia has a range of Ecumenical books which we would like to give away. We have over 120 titles to choose from, many with multiple copies. There is bound to be something in our Library that will be of interest.


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