The Council of Churches WA, in partnership with the WA Synod of the Uniting Church, is in the process of training a group of ministry agents to assist in the recovery of communities following disasters and emergencies within the state. This will be done with the view to form a state-wide network of pastoral carers who can engage with the community and churches beyond the initial emergency into the recovery phase, as these communities establish new beginnings. This network will be known as the WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (WA DRCN).
To apply please download the following forms and information sheet below.
Application and nomination forms need to be submitted by 19th March 2019
Spirituality and Energy Security – Mr Andrew Pickford, Managing Director, ISSA Indo-Pacific
As a consultant and researcher in the field of energy, Andrew Pickford will discuss the spiritual considerations of energy. This talk will cover topical matters around our energy use and conservation, such as the ‘rationing of energy’, as well as philosophies behind political decisions related to associated infrastructure. For example, the talk will examine the values and beliefs which guide how we consume electricity. Crucially, it will ask what value our society places on energy and whether this is any different to other civilisations and periods of history. Plunger coffee, prayers, and a presentation, with an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am.
Venue: Friends’ Room, Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38a St Georges Terrace.
Entry: $5.00, including coffee or tea, and muffins.
Please book your place so that we can cater for you and ensure everyone has a seat. Registrations must be with Bishop Murray by the Monday before the event you are attending. Phone 9325 5766 or email:
Professor Paul D Murray is a lay Roman Catholic systematic theologian in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. He also directs a series of research projects in Receptive Ecumenism which have received international attention. Receptive Ecumenism and the Local Church involves all the major Christian denominational groupings in asking how they each might fruitfully learn from the others in relation to matters of organisational culture, structure and process.
Saturday 14th July 10.30—3.30 “Introducing and Developing Receptive Ecumenism”
St Peter’s & Emmaus Anglican/Uniting Church, 56 Green Street JOONDANNA
Cost:$25.00 (Includes Morning Tea and Lunch)
This session will introduce and explore the basic thinking behind and strategy of Receptive Ecumenism and what is distinctive about it; inform about the English regional project and invite reflection on how all of this could apply in our own context.______________________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 15th July 10.30 – 11.30 am
CCWA INAUGURAL ECUMENICAL LECTURE
St Denis Catholic Church60 Osborne Street JOONDANNA
This “Lessons from Rwanda” exhibition presents an account of the events that took place before, during and after the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Its purpose is to raise awareness of lessons learned from these events, the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and other judicial mechanisms in ending impunity, and the lasting impact of genocide on survivors.
This important exhibition marks the start of Refugee Week and is open at the State Library untill June 24th. Admission is free.