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Media Releases
Monday, 20 September 2010 00:00

World Council of Churches Living Letters Visit

from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission
      of the National Council of Churches in Australia

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The World Council of Churches’ Living Letters visit to Australia has now concluded in Darwin, Northern Territory (NT).  The team spent the past week visiting communities at Galiwink’u, Mapuru, Wadeye, Hermannsburg, Amoonguna and Mount Nancy Town Camps.  They also spoke to students at Nungalinya College and Aboriginal Anglican clergy from around the NT diocese who were meeting in Darwin.

The team released a statement with their initial observations expressing gratitude to the people who generously gave of their time to meet with them and who shared their stories.

From the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission (NATSIEC)

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The World Council of Churches Living Letters visit to the Northern Territory (NT) in Australia has commenced in Darwin. The Living Letters Team is visiting Australia at the invitation of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission (NATSIEC). The invitation was extended to show solidarity with Aboriginal people and to share insights and helpful approaches to achieving Just Peace. Specifically, the visitors will listen to Aboriginal people talk about their experiences of the NT Emergency Response (The Intervention) and other social justice issues.

Australian Partnership of Religious Organisation (APRO)

In light of reports that seven Bahá’í leaders in Iran have been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment, the Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations (APRO) joins the Australian Government in expressing deep concern at the treatment of the Iranian Bahá’í community.
These seven leaders – Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Mahvash Sabet, Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Vahid Tizfahm – were charged with espionage, propaganda activities against the Islamic order, and the establishment of an illegal administration, among other allegations. They have already endured more than two years of “temporary” detention under harsh conditions, in clear breach of the rights to which they are entitled under Iranian and international law.

from Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia
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Act for Peace’s partners responding to the floods in Pakistan welcome the Australian Government’s $25 million increase to the response effort though insist the need is much greater and time is running out.

from the National Council of Churches in Australia

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The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) welcomes the decision by the World Council of Churches (WCC) to send an international ecumenical delegation to visit the Indigenous Peoples of Australia from 12-17 September 2010.

from Act for Peace the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches

Two outspoken and prominent Palestinian Community Leaders arrive in Melbourne this Sunday to call for unequivocal action to end the blockade of Gaza and justice for the Palestinian people.

The visit is set to coincide with the scheduled release of the Israel Defense Force Report, investigating the bloody attacks on the Gaza aid flotilla.

from Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches

Two prominent Palestinian community leaders will arrive in Australia this week to encourage Australian churches and individuals to engage in community action for peace in Palestine and Israel.

Friday, 08 June 2007 00:00

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