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Take a stand for peace, wear an Olive Ribbon

on 19 Dec 2014 by

The Sydney Alliance is asking people to wear an Olive Ribbon as gesture of support for peace and community solidarity in the wake of the tragic Sydney siege. Sydney Alliance Director Amanda Tattersall today said the siege had left the city heartbroken and in mourning. “The tragic events of Monday and Tuesday cannot be undone.  […]

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Christians to give Prime Minister crowdfunded Christmas gift – solar panels for Kirribilli House

on 18 Dec 2014 by

A diverse group of Christian leaders have delivered the gift of solar panels for Kirribilli House to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office in Manly this morning (Thursday 18 December). The delegation of Christian leaders presented a letter of offer and a Christmas card to staff who committed to passing it on to the Prime Minister. […]

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Martin Place Siege – A Statement for Peace from the NCCA

on 17 Dec 2014 by

We, the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) and NSW Ecumenical Council (NSWEC) are deeply saddened by the trauma, suffering and loss of life resulting from the Martin Place siege of December 15-16, 2014, in Sydney. Our prayers are with the families of those whose loved ones have been killed, injured and/or traumatised. May […]

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Sydney Siege

on 16 Dec 2014 by

The Uniting Church in Australia mourns the deaths of those caught up in the hostage-taking incident in a café in Sydney’s Martin Place. Rev. Myung Hwa Park, Moderator of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT, has offered prayers and condolences on behalf of the Church.

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Moderator’s Christmas Message 2014

on 11 Dec 2014 by

In her 2014 Christmas message, the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of New South Wales and the ACT, the Rev. Myung Hwa Park urges people to bear witness to the truth of the Christmas message – “Peace on earth among those whom God favours.”

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Police strip-search priest, mother protesting deportation of babies to Nauru

on 10 Dec 2014 by

#LoveMakesAWay movement holds national day of action in MPs’ offices calling for ALL detained children to be released into the community 53 Christian leaders arrested or forcibly removed from MP offices Perth leaders – including a female priest and a mother who was praying with her infant – strip-searched before being charged On Wednesday 10 […]

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Give Solar Panels to Australia for Christmas

on 09 Dec 2014 by

As Christians, we long to see a flourishing world, but our chance to pass on a clean energy future to our children is quickly slipping away. Already 1 in 5 Australian houses have installed solar panels. But what about the most visible house in the nation? Let’s crowd fund solar panels for Kirribilli House as a […]

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A Day of Great Moral Failure

on 05 Dec 2014 by

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its dismay at changes passed to the Migration and Maritime Powers Acts which will cause greater suffering for those vulnerable people seeking refuge in Australia. “Today is a day of great moral failure for Australia,” said Uniting Church President, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney, in response to legislation that […]

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Prayer vigil – Light for Lima

on 03 Dec 2014 by

In keeping with Advent as a time of prayerful expectation, a “Light for Lima” prayer vigil was held on Tuesday night to pray for the success of the UN climate negotiations being held in Lima, Peru. Inspired by the global multi-faith network, OurVoices.net, similar vigils are being organised all over the world to pray for […]

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An open letter to the ABC

on 03 Dec 2014 by

The President Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney and 28 other Australian religious leaders and supporters including Rev. Elenie Poulos and Lin Hatfield Dodds have sent a joint letter to the ABC Board Chairman, Mr James Spigelman AC QC and Mr Mark Scott AO, Managing Director demanding a meeting about proposed across the board cuts to ABC […]