The TCC liaises with the National Council of Churches in Australia’s (NCCA) overseas aid agency, Act For Peace and promotes the national agency’s work in Tasmania. This is co-ordinated by a nominated member of the TCC Executive, currently the Reverend Rosalind Terry, with the support of the TCC's State Office.
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 - donation page
Iraq Crisis Appeal
Visit our Australian Links page for more CWS / Act For Peace links.
The TCC's former Commission for Christian World Service (CWS) evolved from its predecessor, the TCC 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 Australia’s CWS commission (in 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 Fundraising Team’s Development Officer for Victoria & Tasmania, Jeff Wild, based in Melbourne. Jeff Wild worked in co-operation with TCC staff and volunteers. At the TCC's 2016 Annual Meeting, Act For Peace announced a restructure to take effect from 1 January 2017 which concluded this arrangement.
The main areas of Act For Peace involvement in Tasmania are:
- the Christmas Bowl Appeal
- Simply Sharing Week
- Refugee Week
- educational visits by NCCA staff
- media promotions
- preparation and distribution of resource/promotional material.