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NCCA call for further prayer and fasting

National Council of Churches in Australia President Bishop Philip Huggins calls all churches nationally to join in a global weekend of prayer and fasting on 26 and 27 September to intercede for all those impacted by COVID-19 and for an end to the virus

In 2018 the President of PIEN Helen Rainger accompanied Palestinian evangelical Christian Areej Masoud to Parliament House in Canberra, where Areej met with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network: supporting a just peace

anglican focus asked President of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN) and General Synod member (Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn) Helen Rainger to tell us about PIEN and how she came to be involved in advocating for the rights of Indigenous Palestinians to freedom, peace and safety


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: history, origins and resources

“The unity of God’s Church, however, is more than merely overcoming fear and suspicion of difference. Relations between the separated parts of the body of Christ have certainly improved, but we cannot be content with this,” says Bishop Doug Stevens on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is held between Sunday 24 May and Sunday 31 May this year