Importance Of Christian Ecumenical Movements And Interfaith Dialogue

1573 WordsMay 23, 20167 Pages
The importance of Christian ecumenical movements and interfaith dialogue in Australia post World War II is of great significance to the broader Australian society. It plays a great role in uniting and celebrating the differences and recognising the similarities of the religions, as well as appreciating the uniqueness of the various religions. Ecumenism and interfaith dialogue have been an important feature due to a range of reasons including the abolishment of the White Australia Policy, the arrival of mass migration after WWII and the different ethical and religious views around Australia. The ecumenical movement is the religious unity of Christian denominations where Christians work, worship and dialogue together. The National Council of Churches in Australia is a national organization that grew after the devastation of World War II. It was established in 1946 and its aim is to work in collaboration with state ecumenical councils around Australia. The NCCA is involved in supporting a number of causes including advancing Indigenous rights, overseas aid, women’s issues, refugees and displaced people as well as peace and overcoming violence. The NCCA gives support to the Christmas Bowl, which aims to give assistance through emergency support, responses to injustice and poverty reduction. It has had a huge impact on society as for example; has helped resettle hundreds of refugee families from Sudan and former Yugoslavia as well as help, protect thousands of refugees from

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