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 their...
  • 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...

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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

  • 27.03.14
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 2014 Eight Days Reflections

    By clicking here, you will be able to download and view a 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Reflections booklet.

  • 06.03.14
    Slavery Free Chocolate Campaign

    Today (Friday 28th February) we launched the Slavery-free Chocolate for Easter campaign with students from St Bernard’s College, Essendon and students from Penleigh Essendon  Grammar School.

    Attached is a copy of flyer that we ask you to read, and share with others.

    As we celebrate the core of our Faith – that is the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us not forget that even our smallest actions have the capacity to impact on the lives of others.

    The Slavery–free chocolate campaign is designed to free those children, predominantly in West Africa, who are trafficked into picking cocoa to make the chocolate that we, in the developed world enjoy.

    This campaign has already had great success, with chocolate manufacturers pledging to source an increasing amount of their chocolate from ethical sources.

    The time to keep going is now.

    Let‘s ensure that all are chocolate is sourced from workers who received decant and fair wages and conditions and that children receive the necessary education that will assist them to elevate themselves out of poverty.

    When you purchase chocolate this Easter will you make sure that it is slavery-free???  Can we make our schools – slavery free???

    If your store doesn’t sell Fair Trade Chocolate will you ask the owner or manager – WHY NOT????

    Thank you for your assistance and wishing you and your family:
                                                         a Spirit-filled Lent and the joy of Christ‘s Resurrection at Easter.

                                                                           
    Mark Clarke
    On behalf of the Office for Justice and Peace 

    Award

     

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    Africa

  • 20.01.14
    Victorian Inter-Church Criminal Justice Taskforce: Issues in Criminal Justice

    "This paper has been written to inform the development of a set of policy recommendations which will be presented to political parties and electoral candidates prior to the November 2014 Victorian State Election. It will also be used as background information for a brochure to be prepared for congregations and the wider community, and for other advocacy purposes.
    Drawing on discussions of the Inter-church Criminal Justice Taskforce discussions to date, the paper seeks to

    • Reflect best practice policies in each area of concern (refer to the Table of Contents for the policy areas)
    • Show how government can migrate from current practice to where we would like criminal justice policy to go
    • Provide cogent argument for policy change – the government is seeking better, more cost-effective ways than the present way. The paper outlines alternative approaches to current problems.

    The paper will be supplemented on the Victorian Council of Churches website with successor documents as they become available."

     

    Please click here for the rest of the paper (36 pages)

  • 11.12.13
    Get Prepared for Fire this Summer

    "This year, summer forecasts show that parts of Victoria are at above average risk of bush and grassfire.

     Although it’s important to prepare your property for fire, it’s also essential to plan for what you’re going to do if a fire starts this summer."

     

    Click here for further information (as issued from the Department of Justice).

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Prayers

  • St Teresa of Avila

    Let nothing trouble you,
    let nothing frighten you.

    All things are passing;
    God never changes.
    Patience obtains all things.
    He who possesses God lacks nothing:
    God alone suffices.

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