‘Faith in a Basin Future’

An evening of dialogue exploring integral ecology in the Murray-Darling basin

Monday 1 May 2017, 5.30 for a 6pm start concluding 8.30pm at The Pavilion, Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, Charles Sturt University, 15 Blackall Street, BARTON, ACT. Download flyer RSVP: Eventbrite site (http://bit.ly/2nittZ4)

Catholic Earthcare Australia and The Uniting Church NSW/ACT Synod invite you to hear about new research on integral ecology in the Murray-Darling Basin and to join us for dialogue on how this concept might support communities into the future. 

Speakers will be:
Dr Sarah Wheeler from the University of Adelaide,
Dr John Williams and Dr Jamie Pittock from The Australian National University
Ms Jacqui Rémond, National Director of Catholic Earthcare.

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Ecumenical Service for Parliament 2017

On Tuesday 7th February 2017 at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Forrest there will be an Ecumenical Service to commemorate the commencement of the Australian Parliament for 2017. The event will commence at 7.30am and conclude at approximately 8.15am.

The Parliamentary Christian Fellowship has issued an invitation to all Churches reminding us that this service is an opportunity to remember our privileges and responsibilities before God and to ask for His blessing on our nation. As with previous services, it is anticipated that lessons will be read by the Governor General, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. The Sermon will be delivered by the Rev David Campbell, Senior Minister of the Presbyterian Church of St Andrew, Forrest.

There will be limited parking available from 7am to 8.30am in the grounds of the Catholic Education Office (Opposite the Cathedral, 52-54 Franklin St). Parking can also be accessed from the public parking available in the Manuka area.

Please rsvp by email sarah.jarvis@aph.gov.au or to Sarah on (08) 8205 1040 to confirm your attendance.

‘Catholic Voice’ reports on Family Violence Forum

Download the prayer for family violence booklet  “For Such a Time As This”.

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Vanessa Crimmins, UCA Canberra Region Presbytery Chairperson, with Shane Mortimer, Ngambri nation; Dean Phillip Saunders, St Saviours Anglican, Goulburn; Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Catholic Diocese Canberra Goulburn. (Image from Catholic Voice July 2016 page 7)

Family violence ‘a bloody battlefield’ is the headline of an article by Siobhan Reeves in the July 2016 edition of Catholic Voice, reporting on the recent Canberra forum: An Ecumenical Response to Domestic Violence attended by over 100 people. Catholic Voice is the newspaper of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn and the article, which can be viewed here,  says:

Vanessa Crimmins, quoting from her foreword to the book, “For Such a Time As This”, reminded those present of the power of prayer in such times:

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