Resources

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle (World Council of Churches)

Election 2022 resources

HOW DO I VOTE
Election 2022 Guide the ABC great tool
Uniting Church in Australia – A vision for a just Australia: Federal election resource 2022
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – Bishops call for ‘a better kind of politics’
Salvation Army, Social Justice Stocktake (May 2022)
Scarring effects of the pandemic economy: COVID-19’s ongoing impact on jobs, insecurity and social services in Victoria ( a report produced in April 2022 by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in partnership with Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) and St Mary’s House of Welcome outlining COVID-19’s ongoing impact of jobs, insecurity and social services in Victoria).
Church Leaders ask political leaders to ‘take powerful action’ on climate change (Church Leaders Easter statement on the environment)
Uniting Vic/Tas – an opportunity to build a fairer, more equitable Australia for all
Church Leaders Easter Message on the Environment here.
Bishop Philip Huggins, Director, Centre for Ecumenical Studies, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture on climate change and the Federal Election.
A Public Affairs Commission discussion paper on Climate Change 2021 by the Rev’d Dr Evan Pederick (Anglican).
A series by Anglican Bishop, The Rt Rev Dr Peter Stuart
Issue 1: ‘We need a proper commitment to aged and disability care‘; ’Issue 2: ‘We need balanced legislation to protect freedom of religion‘;
Issue 3: Affordable Housing;
Issue 4: Integrity in Government

Election 2022: Roadmap for Reconciliation (Reconciliation Australia)

A focus on refugees
J4RSA Priorities for Change with supporting summary documents, Economic Resources List, and Health Impacts on Refugees in Detention.
Words that Work Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has developed a brilliant resource on how to speak on refugee and people seeking asylum issues
Clear answers to curly questions RCOA
Principles for Australian Refugee Policy Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
Federal Election Comparisons RCOA

Election prayers and reflections collection here.

Reconciliation
Statement from the Heart website
Statement from the Heart resources (study guide, facilitator’s guide produced by the Vic/Tas UCA Synod)
A voice in the wilderness 8 part study guide (free downloadable PDF) written by Celia Kemp, Anglican Board of Mission’s Reconciliation Coordinator. As well there is a leader’s guide

Respectful Relationships

National Council of Churches

Social Justice

Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

Public Theology
Ethos: Centre for Christianity and Society
Publishes Zadok publications and papers and Ethos, and has a blog.

Children’s Ministry
Chris Barnett collates a monthly email with resources for children’s and family ministry. You can receive the mailing by contacting Chris (details here)

Comparative Religions Guides

Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia

 Publications (available from the VCC Bookstore)

  1. On The Path to Mutual Respect, Alan Nichols, Acorn Press Limited, 2007
  2. Guidelines For Multifaith Gatherings: A Document Prepared for Faith Communities and for People of Goodwill Who Want to Organise a Multifaith Gathering, Victorian Council of Churches in collaboration with Victorian Multicultural Commission
  3. Authority and the Christian Life: Five Ecumenical Studies on ‘Authority and the Christian Life’ from the Faith & Order Commission of the Victorian Council of Churches, ed. Jeff Gray, Victorian Council of Churches, 1989
  4. Interfaith Marriage: Some Pastoral Guidelines, Victorian Council of Churches, 2010 ($5.00 inc. postage)
  5. Renewing Creation: Listening to the Groans and Hopes of the Earth, ed. David Schubert, South Australian Heads of Churches, 2003
  6. Eat This Bread, Drink This Cup: Eucharistic Practice in Australian Churches: A Booklet for Group Study and Prayer, Ray Williamson & Gerard Kelly (eds.), NSW Ecumenical Council Incorporated, 2004 ($4.00)
  7. Catholics and Catholicism in Contemporary Australia: Challenges & Achievements, Dr Abe W. Ata ed., David Lovell Publishing, Melbourne, 2012 ($30.00 plus $5.00 postage)