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September 2021 Issue 1

Towards a more loving, forgiving and understanding culture

Bishop Philip Huggins offers three reflections after the National Day of Prayer, 24 August 2021.

Afghan diaspora in Australia request ongoing support and prayers

  • Christians United for Afghanistan campaign: Total petition signatures - 10,429

  • #actionforafghanistan: support the Afghan diaspora in Australia

  • Media Release from the Australian Minister for Immigration, Alex Hawke 

 SoC logox150Care of our common home - 1 September through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October 

  • Pope Francis - Vatican Dicastery Invitation message: Season of Creation 2021 
  • Resources for prayer and worship:  Social Justice Statement, Pacific Conference of Churches. UCA Children and Families Ministry
  • WCC: 'Walk the Talk' - good practices on economic and ecological  justice
  • Five Leaf Eco Awards - Australian ecumenical environmental change program

National Child Protection Week: 5-11 September

  • SAVE THE DATES: Webinars - 15 October and 22 October 2021 

  • UCA Children's & Families Ministry: resources and events

20 Years of Suffering, 20 Years of Shame

  • Online forum: Refugee Rights Overboard: 20 Years on from Tampa Sunday, 5 September 2021  4:00 pm AEST

  • ARAN: Tampa Election Resource Kit, media stories on 20th anniversary of the Tampa   

  • The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Development Fund  - Applications are being received for 2021-2022. 

  • NCCA National Yarning Assembly

  • Martung Upah Appeal - Your gift makes an enormous difference to help us support our First Nations people.


  • It's Father’s Day this Sunday! - you can choose to buy a Gift for Peace and bring a little hope to another father or family struggling through conflict and disaster.
  • Thank You:  Together, we raised over $100,000 for India's COVID-19 emergency appeal

 17 - 23 October 2020

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Poverty exists. Poverty hurts us all. We can all do something about it.

This Anti-Poverty Week we are calling on our governments to unlock poverty for millions of Australians by raising income support above the poverty line and investing in social housing.

 CCAAnnual ecumenical formation training programme

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI).

To be held: from Monday 18 October to Friday 19 November 2021. 

 WCC s2World Council of Churches

  • Walk the Talk: A Toolkit - a resource with good practices on economic and ecological justice.

  • Faith communities vital: WHO chief says trusted communities are vital in COVID fight.

"Heeding the Spirit: New Horizons in Receptive Ecumenism"

Videos from the talks given at the CCS Study Series: "Heeding the Spirit: New Horizons in Receptive Ecumenism" held in June are now available.

September 21

  • Raising Peace Festival: Thursday 16 - Sunday 26 September 2021

  • Online Interfaith Prayer Service: - Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 2pm  

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'What does it mean to be ecumenical'

The NSW Ecumenical Council’s Theological Reflection Commission (TRC) are holding a half-day online conference 

When: Saturday, 9 October, 10:00-12:30 (AEST) 

3rd National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference - Online

Explore the approaches, methods and experiences that can guide our country to foster greater social cohesion and inclusion into the future. 

When: 12 October 2021, 10 am - 1 pm AEST

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