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Encyclopedia > National Council of Churches in Australia

The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) is an ecumenical organisation bringing together a number of Australia's Christian churches in dialogue and practical cooperation. Christian ecumenism is the promotion of unity or cooperation between distinct religious groups or denominations of the Christian religion, more or less broadly defined. ...

It works in collaboration with state ecumenical councils around Australia. It is an associate council of the World Council of Churches, a member of the Christian Conference of Asia and a partner of other national ecumenical bodies throughout the world. The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the principal international Christian ecumenical organization. ... The Christian Conference of Asia is a regional ecumenical organisation representing 15 National Councils and over 100 churches in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. ...


Background to the Ecumenical Movement in Australia and the NCCA

The modern ecumenical movement began to take shape as the 19th century drew to a close. Initiatives among students and between church mission agencies led the way. In Australia, the Australian Student Christian Movement formed in (1896) and the National Missionary Council in 1926. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) was formed at a meeting of students from ten North American and European countries in 1895 at Vadstena Castle, Sweden. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

At the beginning ecumenism in Australia was an Anglican and Mainline Protestant movement. Mainline is also rail terminology for the main and often most transited portion of a railroad, which is usually double- or more track. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...

Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... The term Oriental Orthodoxy refers to the churches of Eastern Christian traditions that keeps the faith of only the first three ecumenical councils of the undivided Church - the councils of Nicea, Constantinople and Ephesus. ... The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, (Vatican two) was an Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

Australian Council of Churches

Out of the devastation of World War II sprang the Australian Committee for the World Council of Churches (1946). This developed into the Australian Council of Churches which, in 1994, became the National Council of Churches in Australia. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

Member Churches of the NCCA

The NCCA is its fifteen member churches in their commitment each to the others and all to the world for which Christ died.

Anglican Church of Australia Archbishop Peter Carnley
Antiochian Orthodox Church Archbishop Paul Saliba
Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Aghan Baliozian
Assyrian Church of the East Bishop Mar Meelis Zaia
Churches of Christ in Australia The Revd Richard Menteith
Congregational Federation of Australia Harry Melkonian
Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Suriel & Bishop Daniel
Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Stylianos
Lutheran Church of Australia The Revd Mike Semmler
Religious Society of Friends Ruth Watson
Roman Catholic Church Archbishop Francis Carroll
Romanian Orthodox Church The Revd Dr Gabriel Popescu
The Salvation Army Commissioner Les Strong & Commissioner Ivan Lang
Syrian Orthodox Church Archbishop Mor Malatius Malki Malki
Uniting Church in Australia The Revd Dr Dean Drayton

(Source: National Council of Churches in Australia) Arms of the Anglican Church of Australia The Anglican Church of Australia, a member church of the Anglican Communion, was previously officially known as the Church of England in Australia (renamed in 1981). ... The Most Reverend Dr Peter Carnley AO (b. ... The Antiochian Orthodox Church is one of the five churches that composed the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church before the Great Schism, and today is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Churches. ... Official standard of Catholicos Garegin II of Armenia The Armenian Apostolic Church, sometimes incorrectly called the Armenian Orthodox Church or the Gregorian Church is the worlds oldest national church and one of the original churches. ... The symbol of the Assyrian Church The Holy Apostolic and Catholic Assyrian Church of the East under His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, is a Christian church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle. ... Mar Meelis Zaya, is the Assyrian Church of the Easts Bishop of Australia and New Zealand. ... The Churches of Christ in Australia is part of the Restoration Movement. ... The Congregational Federation of Australia is congregational demonination comprising of fourteen congregations in New South Wales and Queensland. ... Christ - Coptic Art Coptic Orthodox Christianity is the indigenous form of Christianity that, according to tradition, the apostle Mark established in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century AD (approximately AD 60). ... The Vladimir Icon, one of the most venerated of Orthodox Christian icons of the Virgin Mary. ... Lutheran Church of Australia is (LCA) has a similar background to that of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. ... The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends) was founded in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... The Romanian Orthodox Church (Biserica Ortodoxă Română in Romanian) is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches. ... The Salvation Army is a Protestant evangelical Christian denomination and, more famously, a charity and social services organization, with international headquarters at 101 Queen Victoria Street, London. ... The Syriac Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church based in the Middle East with members spread throughout the world. ... Logo of the UCA The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was formed on June 22, 1977 when the Methodist Church of Australasia, Presbyterian Church of Australia and Congregational Union of Australia came together under the Basis of Union document. ... Rev Dr Dean Drayton B.Sc. ...

External links

Member church websites

  • Anglican Church of Australia
  • Antiochian Orthodox Church
  • Assyrian Church of the East
  • Churches of Christ in Australia
  • Congregational Federation of Australia
  • Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Greek Orthodox Church
  • Lutheran Church of Australia
  • Religious Society of Friends
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • The Salvation Army
  • Syrian Orthodox Church
  • Uniting Church in Australia



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