Category Archives: Special weeks

World Food Week of Action

Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 14 through Sunday Oct. 21 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17). … Continue reading

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Anti-Poverty Week

In 2018, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 14th to the 20th of October. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: * Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and … Continue reading

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Child Protection Week (1st week every September)

National Child Protection week happens in the first week of September every year (2nd-8th September in 2018). The link will take you to posters, resources and facts sheets which can be downloaded.  Not sure how congregations/churches/faith communities have been involved … Continue reading

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National DonateLife Week 29thJuly-5thAugust 2019

See more on the Donate Life website (Australia) (Note: In the UMC in the U.S. it is the second Sunday in November which is close to Thanksgiving and is viewed as a time to come together around the issues of life and … Continue reading

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NAIDOC Week 8-15 July 2018

2019 NAIDOC theme – Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future NAIDOC WEEK: 8-15 July 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait … Continue reading

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World Council of Churches – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 13-20May2018

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. … Continue reading

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World Week for Peace Palestine Israel:16 – 23 September 2018

The third week of September is the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI). It includes the International Day of Peace. This week is a time for people of faith to join together in worship and prayer in … Continue reading

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is celebrated in the first week of February each year, 1st – 7th February. This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that … Continue reading

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Homelessness Week (first week of August)

Homelessness Week is held in the first week of August in Australia. 1 Here to the house of God we come, home of the people of the Way, here to give thanks for all we have, naming our needs for … Continue reading

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Churches’ Week of Action on Food WCC

Source: WCC Tackling the tragedy of hunger in a world of abundance, the Churches’ Week of Action on Food (11-18 October) is an opportunity for Christians, communities and all people around the world to act together for food justice. The … Continue reading

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