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September 2020 Issue 1

Document release 

“Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond”

Released 27 August 2020, this document is a collaboration between the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Office for Interreligious Dialogue of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Sunday 6 September 2020

JESUS IN OUR MIDST

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

Season of Creation 2020:

“A Call for Jubilee for the Earth and Renewal of the Original Norm”

The NCCA would like to share the Sermon given by Rev James Bhagwan, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) on 1 September 2020.

Join us for the next NCCA Climate & Environmental Justice dialogue!

We have now scheduled a second NCCA Climate and Environmental Justice dialogue on Wednesday 16th September.   

Registrations are now open online. 

Ration Challenge 2020

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Join the challenge Sunday 13 – Saturday 19 September 2020

Across Australia, thousands will be eating the same Rations as a refugee to raise money and save lives.  Shamsiya, a refugee from Afghanistan, shares why it is important to her to take the challenge this year.

Join her! Let’s show we really are #inthistogether 

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Financial Representatives of Australian National Churches (FRANC)

A series of three Lunchtime Webinars - an ideal opportunity of learning and collaboration. Save these dates:

  1. Tuesday 13 October, 12.30 - 2 pm
  2. Friday 30 October, 12.30 - 2 pm 
  3. Thursday 12 November, 12.30 - 2 pm 

 

To Live Life to the Full: Mental Health in Australia today

The last Sunday in August is designated Social Justice Sunday in the Catholic Church in Australia. The 2020-21 Social Justice Statement, on the critical issue of mental health, was released to every Catholic parish, school and agency is now available from the Office for Social Justice.

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Christians renew their faith in the God of creation, join in prayer and work for the care of our common home

1 September through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October 

  • Pope Francis' message: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 1 September 2020  
  • Anglican Board of Mission (ABM):  Climate for Change - A series of group studies about Christians and the Climate Crisis
  • Prayer:  Reconciling God, Creation and Humanity - An Ignatian Examen,
  • WCC: Season of Creation 2020 Celebration Guide, “Jubilee for the Earth,”  

2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

Worldwide, 21 September is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Join a virtual event:

  • VIC - Virtual UN Peace Day Event, Monday 21 September 5.15-6.00 pm 
  • NSW - Interfaith Prayer Service, Monday 21 September 2.00 pm 
  • Pax Christi - Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future. 7.30 pm (AEST)

13-21 September 2020

Theme for 2020: Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility 

"Let us pray for grace to resist that negative spirit so that, with hearts open to the grace of God and the needs of all our neighbours, we may become instruments of God’s reconciling work for justice and peace for all....

That is our hearts’ desire as we continue to pray for peace in Israel and Palestine".

PRAYERS FOR HEALING OF OUR LAND 26-27 September 2020

Bishop Philip Huggins provides an update on September 26-27 and the NCCA call for Prayer and Fasting.  

SAVE THE DATE

Monday 12 Oct 2020

Live streamed from Parliament House, Canberra from 7.30 am to 8.30 am  

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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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