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News and Events

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“Truth, Unity and Reconciliation” was the theme for a national meeting of Sudanese and South Sudanese women leaders in Canberra at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture on 29-30 March. 

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The NCCA stands in solidarity with the grieving and shocked in the wake of the attacks at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15 March, 2019.

Our prayers are with the Islamic community in New Zealand, here in Australia and throughout the world. We stand together to show our resilience and strength in the face of hate and violence. 

Friday, 01 March 2019 12:25

Commitment to Safeguarding

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NCCA is committed to the safety of children and vulnerable adults in our community and those that participate in our churches’ activities.

Sunday, 04 November 2018 22:07

NCCA Annual Review 2017-2018

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At the Annual General Meeting on 30 October 2018, The Interim General Secretary presented an Annual Review for 2017-2018 relating to the activities and programs of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:09

NCCA Submission

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The Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Bishop Philip Huggins, on behalf of the NCCA, recently submitted a paper to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill 2018. 

 

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Australian faithful to lead toward climate friendly lifestyle choices

Faithful choices for a flourishing world

The global campaign Living the Change launched its Australian chatper on May 3 2018 at a national gathering of the multi-faith Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).

Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:37

NCCA Submission

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Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.

Bishop Philip Huggins, on behalf of the NCCA, recently submitted a paper to The Hon Philip Ruddock, Chair of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief. 

 

Saturday, 02 September 2017 13:35

Asylum seekers need our support again


 #LetThemStay

In late August, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced that support is to be withdrawn for asylum seekers who are living in community in Australia. Their income support will cease and they will forced from Government funded accommodation. It is expected that they will be made to return to Manus or Naru within six months.

Ramadan 2017

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) has released a message for Ramadan and Eid 2017.
Download the PDF here 

Friday, 19 May 2017 12:00

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

21 May 2017

Call for a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

The World Council of Churches is calling all churches around the world to unite for a day of prayer on Sunday 21 May 2017.

The situation of people in African countries is desperate.

May we together respond in prayer.

Resources for the day can be found over the page.

Sydney based Faith Ecology Network (FEN) Prayer Vigil

Come and present a public witness to city workers.

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Monday 22nd May 2017

4.30-0.00pm

Town Hall Square, Sydney

Preservation of biological diversity is precious in the eyes of our different faith and ecology disciplines.

 

 

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In October 2016 the leaders of Churches met for conversation and to support each other.  At this meeting they decided that the first Sunday of Lent, 5 March 2017, will be a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

The NCCA has put together resources to assist with reflection, prayer, reading and study.  These documents represent a collection of some of the wonderful resources that have been gathered from our Churches.

 

Friday, 20 January 2017 12:44

President's Message for Australia Day

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Applying the 'golden rule' of treating others as one would like to be treated, I feel deeply for Muslims, amidst current hostility.

The latest sadness is over that Australia Day banner with smiling faces who happen to be Muslims.

Attacking diversity, as the new political correctness, is both cruel and absurd.

Sr Elizabeth Delaney SGS

What a joy it is to be with you today.

On this very significant day for churches and the ecumenical movement in Aotearoa New Zealand and world-wide, I bring the greetings and the prayers of the member churches of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan MetropolitanThe ecumenical community is saddened by the news of the sudden passing away of Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus, Suffragan Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church on 27 December 2015 at the age of 78.

Bishop Mar Theophilus was an ardent ecumenist and served the ecumenical enterprise in various capacities at different levels. He was a member of the Central and Executive Committees of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1991 to 2006 and of the General and Executive Committees of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) from 1981 to 1985.

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