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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

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families have fled from violence and persecution in Myanmar. Currently living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, they urgently need our help.

By giving a monthly gift, you can help bring safety, justice and dignity to people around the world who have fled from conflict and natural disasters.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge during Refugee Week (June 2018) to raise money in support of refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.