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

  • 18.11.16
    Statement concerning People with Disability: Faith Communities Council of Victoria
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  • 08.11.16
    Churches Respond to Ongoing Australian Refugee Crisis

    The National Council of Churches of Australia's initiative, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, has put out a Media Release on the ongoing refugee crisis in our nation.

    MEDIA RELEASE: CHURCHES WELCOME ALP DECISION ON PROPOSED REFUGEE BAN

    8 November 2016:  An attempt to enshrine in law a total ban on all refugees who have no choice but to flee over oceans has been called out by the ALP, and we hope that other parties will follow the moral leadership shown by Mr Shorten today, says the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce.

    To read the full statement, please click here.

    In addition, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference through its spokesperson Bishop Vincent Long ofm conv., Australian Catholic Bishops’ Delegate for Refugees has issued a media release on the same issue. Please click on the image below to view a pdf version of the statement.

    Bishop Long Media Release

  • 05.08.16
    Paper: "Finding our Voice with Indigenous Australia" Ven. Archd. Karen Kime

     2016 Oration pic

    Please click on the picture above to find a transcript of the Ven. Archdeacon Karen Kime’s Oration delivered at the VCC Oration on 2nd August, 2016 at the Centre for Theology and Ministry in Parkville.

  • 29.07.16
    JCMA Press Release - To Our Christian Brothers and Sisters

     

    Statement Issued 28th July 2016

    Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia

    To Our Christian Brothers and Sisters

    We were deeply distressed to hear of the attack in the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel in his church.

    This is an affront to all people of religion and we join together as Jews, Christians and Muslims to condemn this violent attack in a place of peace and prayer.

    Know that we share in your pain and sorrow.  The victims and their families and friends are all in our prayers.

    We unequivocally condemn those who carried out this attack in the name of God and reject their toxic distortion of Islam.

    Gathering this weekend for our annual conference, we stand together in the hope that our love and compassion will help overcome bigotry and hatred.

    May the blessing of Shalom, Peace, Salaam speedily grace our planet.

    Rabbi Ralph Genende

    President JCMA on behalf of JCMA

    Media Enquiries 

    Ginette Everest, JCMA Executive Officer

    Tel: (03) 9287 5590        Mob: 0400 211 221   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


    About JCMA

    Members of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities have been coming together since 2003 in JCMA forums, conferences and events to learn more about each other and address some of the more difficult and controversial questions our communities face today.

    JCMA recognises the importance of educating our young people in intercultural understanding and respect and runs a primary and secondary school program in Victoria.   A Jewish, Christian and Muslim present together giving students and teachers the opportunity to challenge stereotypes and learn to respect diversity and difference.

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Prayers

  • Act of Hope

    O My God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

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