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September 2018 Issue 2

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Prayer of an Ageing Jesuit

Dearest Lord, teach me to grow gracefully.
Help me to see that my community does me no wrong...

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Roundtable on Performance Appraisal Frameworks for Clergy and Church Workers (Recommendation 16.44)

31 October 2018 - St James Parish Hall, Sydney CBD 

We will look at current performance appraisal tools that incorporate recommendations of the Royal Commission relating to Child Safe Standard 5: that people working with children are suitable and supported and that supervision and people management have a child safety focus.

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“Any Hope for Palestine, now or ever?”

Areej Masoud is a Palestinian Christian with a passion to speak up on behalf of her people and introduce the world to her reality.

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Invitation to join in the Season of Creation celebrations

The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) invites you to attend their Week of Living the Change celebrations7 – 14 October 2018. Events are being held all around Australia. 

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Holland Park, Brisbane - Support Nungalinya College
Inaugural Fundraising Dinner Saturday 27 October 2018 5.30 - 9.30pm
Celebration Service Sunday 28 October 2018 9.00am

Redfern, Sydney - Women’s Reconciliation Network Spirit Event 2018
Thursday 25 October 10.00am - 1.00pm - Because of Her, we can! - Storytelling, music, song, dance and more

 

Philippines Appeal - Typhoon Mangkhut

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Your prayers are invited for Bahá’ís in Yemen

The Bahá’í community are known to be peaceful, non-political and law-abiding. Yet there has been a severe escalation in the pattern of persecution of the small population of Bahá’ís in the Houthi-controlled northern region of Yemen. 

 

 

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Knapsack for the Journey of Faith: Pilgrimage Bible Studies

World Council of Churches - Theological Study Group

You are invited to reflect on the diverse stories of these pilgrimages in the Bible and connect the dialogue between biblical contexts and contemporary contexts.

Jonah 1:4-5 and 4:1-8 "Jonah and his Selective Ecological Concern", by Liz Vuadi Vibila 

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Global Conference against Xenophobia - Human beings are equal in dignity
Messages urging love and leadership emerge from Rome as representatives at the World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration discuss the tasks of combating the world's increasing fear of "strangers".

39th Human Rights Council - Palais des Nations, Geneva
Climate Change, External Debt and Human Rights - an Interfaith discussion on how faith communities can contribute to better understanding the issue.

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Upholding the dignity and rights of children in Asia requires increased synergy

“our churches and congregations must be friendly places for welcoming children at all times..." Archbishop Willem T. P Simmermata moderator of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA)

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A Big Job: Community & Government Working Together to Advance Refugee Settlement in NSW - Evening Lecture, Thursday 11 October 6:00 - 8.00pm

The Challenge of Politicising Multicultural Australia & How to Overcome It - Morning Conversation, Friday 19 October 7:30-9:00am. Breakfast served 7:30 am Talk 8:00 am. 

AFL & Cross-Cultural Understanding - Lunchtime Lecture, Wednesday 24 October 12:00 - 1:30pm. Light lunch served at 12:00 pm. Talk 12:30 pm.

Venue for all events: Level 5, 51-57 Pitt Street, Sydney

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The Luncheon Club presents

ASHER OSTRIN World expert on post-Soviet Jewish life

When: Tuesday 23 October 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Where: East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation 488 Albert St, East Melbourne 

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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)