The powerful message of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato si’ brings the realisation that now, more than ever with climate change and COVID fundamentally reshaping global society, is the time to act for the future of our planet.
Reform of Diocesan and Parish governance was a strong call at the first session of the Maitland-Newcastle Synod on 23 November 2019. Synod organisers have heard and are acting upon the call for governance that is more: inclusive, participatory, accountable, and humble.
A new online group support program, Buried in Treasures, will commence in the Newcastle region from 10 September 2020.
From September 13-20, the World Council of Churches will hold their annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September. The theme for 2020 is: Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility.