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Caring for each other and staying connected during this challenging time

“Historically, in times of social need, the Church has always made a significant contribution to caring for and protecting others, and the current pandemic situation is no different. While there may be many usual activities and services that we cannot continue in the coming months, with creativity and planning we will have a key role to play,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

Bishop Philip Huggins: ' "Walking with my four-year-old granddaughter by the beach, watching a butterfly, she suddenly said, seemingly out of nowhere: “Everything is connected!” “Yes. It is,” I said. And we walked on...'
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Making 2020 a transformative and wonderful year for all God’s creation

“How do we give people affected by the transition to an economy of net zero carbon emissions real confidence as regards to their employment, income security and reliability of energy supply?” asks Bishop Philip Huggins

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Lifesaving Medevac repealed

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce and the National Council of Churches in Australia have released a joint media statement in response to the recent decision to repeal lifesaving Medevac legislation, with former Socceroo and human rights advocate Craig Foster calling on us to sign the ‘Game Over: get people to safety’ petition

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Call for unified national leadership on climate change

The National Council of Churches in Australia urges Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to convene a roundtable on climate change, shaping a bipartisan approach and drawing in civil society leaders

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UN International Day of Peace: call to prayer

Bishop Philip Huggins, President of the National Council of Churches in Australia, calls us to pray on the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September: “Peace, in the Christian understanding, is both a divine gift and our task as we respond to Jesus’ call, in the Sermon on the Mount, for peace-makers”