Earlier this week, Council News was published. The bulletin contains a summary of key activities and decisions from the 14-15 June Council of Assembly meeting, which was held at the Mary MacKillop Centre, Mission Bay, Auckland.
Between 4-7 July, Matthew Fox, who is a spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest and activist for gender justice and eco-justice, will be giving four lectures in Auckland. Matthew will be speaking on: “Creation Spirituality: Reawakening Mysticism, Protecting Mother Earth”.
CWS invites Presbyterian and Uniting parishes to mark Refugee Sunday on 23 June (Presbyterian and Methodist) or 7 July (Anglican). World Refugee Day is on 20 June.
This year, Refugee Sunday highlights the plight of refugees from Syria, some of whom were already Palestinian refugees.
The Presbyterian Church has made a submission on the review of the Charities Act (2005).
The Interchurch Bioethics Council (ICBC) has produced a guide for churches to facilitate discussion on the referendum into the Legalisation of Cannabis for Medicinal and Recreational Purposes in New Zealand.
9 June 2019
Jesus told his disciples:
Assembly Office is closed from Good Friday, 19 April, and re-opens on Monday, 29 April.
Christ is risen. Alleluia. Praise the Lord.
The Internship Programme of Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is a year-long ecumenical leadership development training programme to identify, recognise and mould prospective ecumenical leaders in Asia.