Tasmanian Council of Churches


Christian World Service

The TCC Commission for Christian World Service liaises with the National Council of Churches in Australias (NCCA) overseas aid agency, Act For Peace and promotes the national agencys work in Tasmania.  The commission's convener is the Reverend Rosalind Terry.

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Act For Peace is the trading name for the NCCAs Commission for Christian World Service.
Act For Peace conducts the annual Christmas Bowl Appeal to support Christian overseas aid work.

These links are provided for information only.  The Tasmanian Council of Churches is not responsible for external websites.

Act For Peace
The Christmas Bowl Appeal
Iraq Crisis Appeal

Visit our Australian Links page for more CWS / Act For Peace links.

CWS - History

The Commission for Christian World Service (CWS) evolved from the TCCs former World Justice and Development Commission in 2003 to provide a clearer focus for CWS work in Tasmania, through closer alignment with the National Council of Churches in Australias CWS commission (since 2008 renamed Act For Peace).  Between 2008 and 2016, responsibility for Act For Peace promotion and education in Tasmania was the responsibility of the Act For Peace Community Fundrasing Teams Development Officer for Victoria & Tasmania, Jeff Wild, based in Melbourne.  Jeff Wild worked in co-operation with TCC staff and volunteers.  At the 2016 Annual Meeting, Act For Peace announced a restructure to take effect from 1 January 2017 which concluded this arrangement.  The TCCs Commission for CWS is currently in recess, with the CWS convener handling CWS/Act for Peace business.

The main areas of Act For Peace involvement in Tasmania are:
 - the Christmas Bowl Appeal
 - Partners4Peace
 - Simply Sharing Week
 - Refugee Week
 - educational visits by NCCA staff
 - media promotions
 - preparation and distribution of resource/promotional material.