Faith Connections

As a community in the Roman Catholic Church Damascus College is concerned to make connections with the many languages of faith that are found in our world. We actively cultivate connections with our brothers and sisters in the Christian faith (ecumenical connections) as well as with those who journey in the great world religions (inter-faith connections) including the faith of indigenous people.

Roman Catholic Links

The Vatican
http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm
Official Web Site of the Holy See, Vatican Official Web Site.

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
http://www.catholic.org.au/
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is the national body of the Bishops of Australia.

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
http://www.ballarat.catholic.org.au/
Covers the western region of Victoria, Australia. Parish listing and biography of the bishop.

Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua-New Guinea
http://www.mercy.org.au/
Sisters of Mercy all around the world draw inspiration from Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1831.

Ecumenical Links

National Council of Churches in Australia
http://www.ncca.org.au/
The NCCA is 19 Christian Churches, gathered from across this wide brown land, who have embarked on a pilgrimage together. We each bring a widely varied history of place, experience, and theology, but we share a common faith and confession in the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour. We also share a common future as we are convinced that the future of Christians in Australia lies together, not in separation.

World Council of Churches (Geneva)
http://www.oikoumene.org/en

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

Inter-Faith Links

Religions for Peace
http://www.rfp.org/
Religions for Peace advances common action among the world’s religious communities for peace. Multi-religious cooperation for peace is the hallmark of Religions for Peace. This cooperation includes but also goes beyond dialogue and bears fruit in common concrete action.

Religions for Peace Australia
http://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au/
Religions for Peace (Australia) is Australia’s largest community-based organization working for inter-religious harmony and social cohesion.

Aboriginal Culture
http://www.aboriginalculture.com.au/index.shtml
Australian Aboriginal culture varies throughout the continent Since the arrival of Macassan (Indonesian) on northern Australian shores after 1700 AD, and later European colonisation in 1788, Aboriginal culture has evolved and changed further.