Category Archives: Special days

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) – 3 Nov 2019

IDOP is recognised on the first Sunday in November each year, dedicated to the saints and martyrs of the Christian faith and for persecuted communities. IDOP website here.In 2019 this falls on November 3rd, which is also the closest Sunday to … Continue reading

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COCU63C.All Saints Day.1Nov

All Saints may be celebrated on the date shown or on the first Sunday in November Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 115:16) One generation shall praise your works to another, and … Continue reading

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Social Justice Sunday – 29September2019

Social Justice Sunday is held annually on the last Sunday in September. “Justice is the Body of Love ~ Love is the Soul of Justice” (John Dominic Crossan) Resources for Social Justice Sunday on NCCA website. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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11 August 2019 – prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

Uniting Church members are encouraged to join in prayers for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. On Sunday, 11 August, 2019, Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

A Prayer for Hiroshima Day Like most traumatic scars, the ones that are found in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are permanent: reminders of the terrible damage human beings can inflict. Similar scars can be found in the hearts and souls of … Continue reading

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World Day against child labour – June 12th 2019

The World Day Against Child Labour raises issues about child labour and supply chains. With an estimated 152 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may … Continue reading

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Break the Silence Sunday (BTSS), 28th April

Break the Silence Sunday is a time for the church to come together to learn about the realities of rape and sexual violence; to create a community where survivors can share stories and receive support, hope, and love; and to prayerfully consider how to be advocates for change in the community, and around the world. Continue reading

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International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – April 28

The International Workers Memorial Day is held around the world each year on April 28th to remember those who have died in the work place, and to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to … Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

2019 theme is #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 Better the balance, better the world. (the link above shows ‘the pose’ for the theme for 2019) An International Women’s Day Prayer God, Today we honour the women of all times and places, Women of courage, … Continue reading

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Harmony Day, 21stMarch

Harmony Day is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United … Continue reading

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