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South Australian Council of Churches - nurturing and nourishing the understanding, spiritual growth and practice of ecumenism across the Churches of South Australia.


Receptive Ecumenism Mini-Conference

Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception, 28 July 2018, 9am-4pm

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Peace Expo

Sharing stories to inspire us on paths to justice and peace, Sunday 5 August 2018, 2pm-4.30pm

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Letter to Inter Church Councils (May 2018) from SACC Community for Local Ecumenism

Letter

Growing Together in Discipleship: Journeying Together in Mission

General Meeting - Saturday 28 April 2018

Summary for Newsletters

Stories on the Ecumenical Journey

Reclaiming Christmas in the Local Community

A summary of Leigh Wilson’s sharing at SACC General Meeting, 29 April 2018.
See story here.

Ecumenical Partnership in the Mission of Christ

The main conversation focus the SACC AGM 2017 was on Priority 5, Ecumenical Partnership in the Mission of Christ.  Appointees to SACC were invited to respond to the question: In what ways does your church act with other Christians on education, advocacy and fundraising to help alleviate poverty, oppression and injustice in Australia and overseas?
SACC Response - March 2018.

Ecumenical Landscape of SA Council of Churches: April 2018

Ecumenical Landscape (printable version)
Ecumenical Landscape (online reading version)

Formation and Education for Leadership in Ecumenism in the Spirit of Christ

Insights and Learnings

Receptive Ecumenism: Fourth International Conference

Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception

SACC Reflections
Other Reflections
Conference Details

Homily from Fourth International Receptive Ecumenism Conference
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Receptive Ecumenism

Healing Gifts for Wounded Hands: The promise and potential of Receptive Ecumenism - a booklet to assist us all in the way of Receptive Ecumenism: updated
For other Receptive Ecumenism resources, see here.

SA Council of Churches is wondering…

What is the gift that your church committee, board, council etc has received from another tradition and integrated into the life and mission of your church?

Whose is the voice that raises the ecumenical question on your committees, boards, councils etc regarding pastoral care & decision-making?

A Lenten Pilgrimage to the Heart: May we be always ready to give up what we cannot keep in order to gain what we cannot lose

Insights and Reflections Invited
SA Council of Churches invites all who downloaded and/or used the Resource during Lent to send insights and reflections to Ecumenical Lenten Resource 2018 c/- Geraldine Hawkes at sacc@picknowl.com.au. This will assist the preparation of future resources.
Resource

Graduation Address: University of Divinity

More information and a copy of the address, entitled Gifts of Ecumenism in, with and for our world, focussing on love and humility, can be found on Receptive Ecumenism page.

SA Council of Churches News

SACC Executive gathered on 30 January 2018 for an extended conversation in on SACC’s Core Purpose & Priorities, and the relationship of Member Churches towards one another through SACC. Some aspects that emerged for action during 2018 can be found here.

Religious Freedom Review: Resource

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invited the local Christian leaders who had prepared a Religious Freedom Resource to meet with the Expert Panel on Tuesday 27 February 2018, as part of the Expert Panel’s face-to-face consultations in Adelaide.
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Praying for Peace in the Holy Land

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Domestic Violence

Handbook for Clergy and Pastoral Workers.    

Recognition, Reconciliation and Relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the churches in South Australia

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See Uluru Statement from the Heart


Ecumenical Bequest to assist in the work of Refugees and Displaced Persons

Details - Applications Closed 
Notice of Selected Projects

Healing our Broken Life: Living More Fully our Love and Unity in Christ - in, with, and for our world

Insights & Reflections on the visit of Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches to South Australia on 14 October 2016.
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Greetings from the General Secretary
Letter

Port Pirie Diocesan Assembly 2017 - Building Bridges of Peace (500 years since the Reformation)

Reflections
Ecumenical Service Bridges of Peace
Homily - Ecumenical Celebration of the Word - 4.4.2017

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: 29 November 2016

See Father Raed's message here.

SACC 70th Birthday Celebrations Saturday 29 April 2017

Minutes
A Vision - 70 years from now
Outline [Agenda] of the celebrations
Reflections - for sharing in your newsletters together with your own reflections and photos
Image and reflections by Heshmat Keroloss
Presentation on the day (available until 21 December 2017)
Photos of the day

Prospects and Challenges for the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century

Insights from the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute [GETI]

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Magill Inter Church Council celebrates 70 years of ecumenism

To celebrate 70 years of ecumenism in South Australia, Magill Inter Church Council (MICC) sponsored an “ecumenical historical walk” on Sunday 15 October 2017. Photo and more