The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500 volunteers trained to respond to disasters in Victoria.
The Council’s work is assisted by six Commissions. Members of Commissions are invited for their expertise and commitment to the ecumenical journey.
Membership of the Victorian Council of Churches is open to all churches whose faith and practices are in accord with the mission statement of the Council.
Each month VCC sends out an electronic newsletter covering upcoming events and latest news from around Victoria and Australia.
  • The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500...
  • The Council’s work is assisted by six Commissions. Members of Commissions are invited for...
  • Membership of the Victorian Council of Churches is open to all churches whose faith and practices...
  • Each month VCC sends out an electronic newsletter covering upcoming events and latest news from...

Welcome to the Victorian Council of Churches

The Victorian Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess to the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures and seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Read More >>

News

  • 20.06.16
    World Refugee Day - 20th June, 2016

    Today is WORLD REFUGEE DAY!

    Celebrated each year on 20th June, it is a time to reflect on the challenges faced by refugees and the courage they demonstrate in overcoming them.

    It is also an opportunity to focus our support for millions of people who have been displaced by war, disasters, and humanitarian crises. Multiple humanitarian emergencies in Syria, Iraq, the Central African Republic and more have forced record numbers of people to flee; world refugee numbers have not been this high since World War II.

    They say "a picture speaks a thousand words", and we leave you with this image from Iraqi artist Abbas Alaboudi, and his reflection about detention:

    child in detention

    I described the situation of children in detention by this painting he Do not know why he is behind the fence does not know when to come out of the detention does not know what his guilt ( please share show all the world what is happening in detention)

    WORLD REFUGEE DAY – FESTIVAL OF HOPE

    Saturday 25th June at Brunswick Town Hall

    Lentara UnitingCare, Amnesty International and Moreland City Council are partnering to celebrate Refugee Week with a fun festival by refugees, for refugees and all Australians who support them.

    Festival of Hope is back with an even bigger and better celebration of refugees and the positive impact they have in our community!

    Whether you are already a passionate advocate, have a curiosity to learn more or are simply looking for a fun and positive day out, this event is for you.

    A taste of what to expect …

    • Inspirational speakers including businesswoman and community leader Mariam Issa who founded Resilient Inspiring Women (RAW) and the community garden that has revolutionised the sea side suburb of Brighton
    • Market Stalls selling things to feel good about from social enterprises such as Sisterworks and Free to Feed
    • A Congolese dance workshop that will teach you some new moves
    • The Action Hub where you can take a stand and fight for more humane policies
    • An art exhibition showcasing works by local students on the theme of courage
    • Scintillating storytelling that will get you on the edge of your seat
    • Advocacy workshops led by organisations with the knowhow on becoming an advocate and activist in this space
    • Free henna art and face painting
    • The chance to meet with and learn from leading organisations in the field including Uniting Care Lentara, Road to Refuge, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Free to Feed and Sisterworks
    • A delicious array of food trucks and Melbourne’s finest coffee

    For further information, you can also visit their event page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1586663274997874/+

    Festival of Hope 2016

  • 22.04.16
    Ration Challenge Meal for Churches

    Join Churches Across Australia and Show Refugees We're With Them, Not Against Them

     

    Refugees need our help now more than at any time since World War II. This June, join hundreds of churches across Australia taking part in the Act For Peace Ration Challenge by sharing a meal of refugee rations - exactly the same rations eaten by refugees living in refugee camps in Jordan - and provide life-saving support to refugees around the world.

    Refugee Ration

    (Please click on the above picture for further information)

  • 04.04.16
    3 Conferences: Intercultural Unit of the Commission for Mission of the UCA VicTas
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  • 24.03.16
    Easter Greetings from the VCC

    Please find an Easter message from the VCC Executive Officer

     

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Prayers

  • Thomas Merton

    MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

     From "Through the Year with Thomas Merton"

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