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Our governing body

Members of the Act for Peace Commission, the governing body of Act for Peace, are appointed by the Board of Directors of the National Council of Churches in Australia. The 2016 Act for Peace General Meeting was held on 3 November 2016. The Act for Peace Commission members are as follows:

The Reverend John Gilmore, Chair (Churches of Christ)
BTheol, MTheol, DipMin, Executive Director the Australian Churches of Christ Global Mission Partners and member of NCCA Finance Committee.

Elizabeth Stone, (Catholic Church)
BA, MIntS, GIA(Cert)Liz worked with the Caritas Internationalis family of agencies overseas and with Caritas Australia over two decades.  Currently Executive Officer of  Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Alison Preston (Anglican Church of Australia)

Chey Mattner (Lutheran Church of Australia)
BA (Hons), GradDipEd, MInternational & CommDev, Executive Secretary of Australian Lutheran World Service, after five years as Program Manager at ALWS. Currently a member of Lutheran World Service’s global Committee for World Service, and Board member on the LCA’s Mission International. 

Sr Elizabeth Delaney sgs
ex-officio, General Secretary of the NCCA.

Heather Saville (Religious Society of Friends)
BA, Heather is a past convenor of Quaker Service Australia, and a past member of the ACFID Code of Conduct and ACFID Executive Committees.


More ways to take action

Right now, children are starving to death in South Sudan. Please give an urgent gift today to halt this famine before it kills even more children.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2018). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.