ECUMENICAL RESOURCES

SA Council of Churches promotes conversation, study and reflection on Ecumenism and the following resources may be of interest. 


SA Refugee Week

Sunday 18 - Saturday 24 June 2017

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC)
https://amrc.org.au/events/sa-refugee-week-2017

Act for Peace: Learn, Pray & Act
Church registration, Refugee Week Took Kit and Refugee Meal Event Kit available at http://www.actforpeace.org.au/churches

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 28 May - 4 June 2017

Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20)

Resources are available through the National Council of Churches.

Prayer cards are available through Queensland Churches Together. Orders can be sent to the QCT office email: admin@qct.org.au. QCT will advise you of the cost per card and postage.          

Healing Gifts for Wounded Hands: The promise and potential of Receptive Ecumenism

Resource (updated May 2014)

Befriending Asylum Seekers

Resources to support refugees and asylum seekers can be downloaded at Effective Living Centre

Prisoners, Prisons and Respectful Relationships

An ecumenical resource, developed by SA Council of Churches Working Party, to assist us all to:

SECTION A Introduction and Two Social Justice Statements 
SECTION B Prisons and Prisoners
i. Personal Stories
ii. Bible Stories

SECTION C Statistics and 'Maps' of Disadvantage
SECTION D Process for Group Discussion and Theological Reflection on Social Justice Statements
SECTION E Resources, Prayers and Poems for Justice
SECTION F Volunteering & Caring for Prisoners
SECTION G Preparing for Release
SECTION H People, Organisations & Resources
SECTION I Advocacy: Contacts for Members of Parliament, Media etc
Flyer
Letter Writing Guidelines from Prison Fellowship Australia


Domestic Violence

One of the most difficult things for a survivor of violence to do is to find the courage to tell someone they are being abused.
Handbook - For clergy and pastoral workers  

A Day of Listening 24 June 2014

‘A Day of Listening’ - To Listen.....
To the sounds and noises of our environment
To the cries of pain from our planet home
To the voices of hope stirring in the Earth
on The Feast of John the Baptist

Resource developed by the Eco-Mission Team of South Australia


Ecumenical Lenten Resource 2016

Return to God: divine grace and human struggle

Return to God: Divine Grace and Human Struggle offered 6 sessions, focusing on a range of Gospels during the Lenten season, and includes prayer, icons, art, and time for sharing, with reflections from the lived experience of being Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.
In 2016, the Western Church celebrated Easter on 27 March 2016 and the Orthodox Church celebrated Easter on 1 May 2016. 


Resource
Guidelines for Leaders & Participants

Ecumenical Lenten Resource 2014

Living the Easter Mystery

Download a copy
Guidelines for Leaders and Participants 

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