Special Sermon: Alan Nichols

Date: December 16, 2018

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Location: St Michael's Church

Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every 10 December, the world remembers the extraordinary accomplishment on that day in 1948 when all the nations came together in Paris.

On Sunday 16 December at 10am, our preacher will be Alan Nichols AM. Alan will help us to reflect on the alignment of the Christian faith and message to this important and enduring global rights agreement.

Alan Nichols, AM, is an Anglican priest, who has been a publisher, author and public policy commentator for over 30 years, both for the Church and in a private capacity. In 2006 he was awarded an AM for dialogue between Church and Government in public policy, and for services to refugees. He was the founding director of the Archbishop of Melbourne’s International Relief and Development Fund, now named Anglican Overseas Aid, and served 1991 to 1993 with the Jesuit Refugee Service based in Bangkok and from 1993 to 1997 with World Vision Australia. From 2012 to 2014 he was Coordinator of Multicultural Ministry for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. He is now an Archdeacon Emeritus of the Diocese. He is a Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Gahini in Rwanda, for his support for the church during the 1994 genocide, and since. He is author of over 20 books, and a member of St Michael’s Anglican Church in North Carlton.

You can find out more about Australia’s role in the UDHR at https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/australia-and-universal-declaration-human-rights