A leading African advocate for reconciliation and peace between Christians and Muslims, and a vocal critic of some foreign corporations operating in Nigeria, Anglican Archbishop Ben Kwashi, will be keynote speaker at the Peace in the Midst of Conflict and Chaos Conference in Canberra in late September. TERRY CRAIG reports.
2015 marks the 75th anniversary year of the Taizé ecumenical community in France and 100 years since the birth of its founder, Br Roger. How is the movement present in Canberra? CAROLINE WELLER reports.
On Thursday 3rd July, over 50 people gathered to share and discuss ways churches and Christian organisations can be intentional in helping young people and children become life long, active disciples of Jesus. ANDREW EDWARDS reports.
What is at stake in efforts to build reconciliation between Australia's settler and indigenous peoples? Is it just about living standards or is there something deeper involved? RUSSELL ROLLASON explores the spiritual dimension of this vexed national issue.
Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future. What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?
Christianity Islam Dialogue -
Join us as two eminent Christian and Muslim scholars discuss key issues for a multi-cultural and multi-faith Australia. This dialogue addresses Christian-Muslim relations in the Australian-Indonesian context and seeks to build fresh understanding of how people of different faiths and cultures and grow together in understanding and appreciation of one another.
The night will be facilitated by Paul Bongiorno. Free admission. Register at www.nationaldialogue.eventbrite.com.au or 6272 6203.
Wednesday 9 September 2015, 7pm at the ACC&C Chapel, 15 Blackall Street, Barton.
SOMA Mission Canberra -
The Diocese is hosting a conference with SOMA from Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 September 2015.
WATCHMEN SCHOOL OF INTERCESSION - FOUNDATION LEVEL - DUBBO -
The teaching will be done by Brian Pickering, National Coordinator of the Australian Prayer Network over Friday night and Saturday on 9-10 October 2015.
The School begins with this Foundation Level Course of six sessions. This course is suitable for both experienced prayers and/or those wanting to simply know more about the discipline of prayer and how it relates beyond our personal relationship with God, as a tool that God uses to change the world around us.
For further information and/or to advise of your intended attendance please email Doug Newman at email@example.com or download information sheet.
Living Waters 2015 -
'Seeking the Lord Afresh' is the theme of the 2015 Conference. It will feature Archbishop Ben Kwashi from Nigeria along with the Revd Christ Viljoen from South Africa and the Revd Ian Ballentine from Northern Ireland.
The "Taste of New Wine" events planned for August 29-30 at St Nicholas' Church, Goulburn and St Paul's Church, Ginnindera (Spence) have been postponed. Sadly, John Coles has learned that his aged mother does not have very long to live so the organising group are looking to reschedule the event to around April/May of 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and we do hope that you will be able to join us next year. Thank you for your understanding.
Congratulations to St Mark’s Dr Michael Gladwin whose book, Captains of the Soul: A History of Australian Army Chaplains, has been named the 2015 SparkLit Australian Christian book of the Year Award.
Dr Gladwin is a history lecturer at St Mark’s, a partner in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. The award was presented to Dr Gladwin at a celebration dinner in Melbourne on Thursday the 13th of August.
The book was one of nine shortlisted for the annual prize. The book, published last year, is the first comprehensive historical account of Australian Army chaplains in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions, in barracks and among service families.
Be sure to congratulate Dr Gladwin when you see him!
Laughing Last: the good news of Christianity - First Things
Not Religious? Here's Why You Should See Your College Chaplain Anyway - Huffington Post (VIDEO)
Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff - Christianity Today
Church of England rejects assisted dying calls - Premier Christianity
Census change: Is Australia losing its religion? - Sydney Morning Herald
12 Month Locum Position – Warden, Brindabella Court Retirement Village, Downer, ACT
Anglicare is seeking the services of a clergy person as a 12 month Locum for a live-in Warden position at Brindabella Court.
The position entails:
· Remuneration for 15 hours per week to provide chaplaincy services to the residents and assist Anglicare staff with some minor administrative support for the daily functioning of the Village.
· On call 24/7 for emergencies – with accommodation and utilities provided to recompense for the on call role.
Interested candidates should contact John Vilskersts, General Manager Retirement Villages to discuss details of the position on 0432 698 691.
Posted 14 Aug 2015
The Junee Christian Education Committee is seeking a Special Religious Education teacher for Junee High School.
The position commences on January 27th 2016 and is for 1 day per week. We invite applicants who have demonstrated experience in building relationships and working with young people and who have a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in a classroom setting.
A teaching qualification is preferred but is not essential. There maybe other opportunities for employment in Christian ministry in Junee. (More information will be provided upon inquiry).
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications: 18 September 2015
The successful applicant will need to:
1. Have a Diploma of Theology or equivalent or be willing to undertake one.
2. Supply their Working With Children Check number and undertake Child Protection Training.