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Friday, 24 May 2024 16:02

Australian visit - WCC General Secretary

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June 2024

Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay, the 9th General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will be a distinguished Ecumenical guest at the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) 11th National Forum in Adelaide, where he will be giving the keynote address.

Reverend Pillay is a Reformed pastor, a member of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, and has previously served as the Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria.

He will also be speaking at a public event whilst in Adelaide and will then travel to Melbourne and Sydney, where he will participate in public events hosted by the respective state ecumenical councils.

Public events


When: Saturday 22 June 2024

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm CST

Where: Adelaide West Uniting Church auditorium. 312 Donald Bradman Dr, Brooklyn Park

Hosts: Leaders of Christian Churches in South Australia (LoCCSA)

Details: Facilitated by Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AM, former SA Premier, Anglican priest and Life FM radio presenter. 

Download flyer:  pdf ADELAIDE-Forum 24 Public Event (3.65 MB)


When: Monday 24 June 2024

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm AEST

Where: St Athanasius College City Campus, Eporo Tower, 285a La Trobe St, Melbourne

Hosts: Victorian Council of Churches (VCC)

Details: Talk followed by panel discussion. 


When: Tuesday 25 June 2024 

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm AEST

Where: St Stephen's Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, Sydney 

Hosts: NSW Ecumenical Council (NSWEC) & Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW/ACT

Details: Prayer service followed by light refreshments in Ferguson Hall, below St Stephen's. 

Register: Online at Trybooking  - registration is free.

Download:   pdf SYDNEY_Forum 24 Public Event (586 KB)



On the 23 May 2024, NCCA published a Media Release on Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay's Visit to Australia.

The NCCA looks forward to welcoming Rev. Pillay to Australia and hopes that his visit will deepen relationships, foster collaboration, and inspire collective action by churches together in our Australian communities for the common good. 

Download:  Media Release _ NCCA Jerry Pillay 23 May 2024_final

Read here: NCCA Media Release 23 May 204

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