When churches confer nationally – NCCA 8th Forum

Wondering Pilgrim

Theologies confessed conservative and progressive views.
Ancestries bore Asian, Anglo-Saxon, Indigenous and Middle Eastern perspectives.
Close to one hundred delegates gathered from city and country, together with observers and invited guests.
Daily worship drew on the full range of traditions present and held all together.

Conversations were honest, bold and respectful, enabling discernment between converging positions and a mutual holding of divergent viewpoints.

This eclectic gathering of leaders from Anglican, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Uniting Church and other Christian bodies set the agenda for the next three years of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Amongst some significant decisions were:

  • the addition of the priority of peacemaking as a core ecumenical activity
  • support for the recognition of indigenous peoples in the Australian Constitution
  • the launch of a combined churches Refugee Action task force
  • support and cooperation for the Royal Commission into institutional sexual abuse and support…

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