Common Grace - 2024 Calendar


Common Grace creates and delivers a range of resources that can be used by your church and faith community as well as runs events, seminars, and justice actions that we invite you to be a part of. 

Below are the key dates in the Common Grace calendar for 2024. Some calendar entries may be subject to change as planning gets closer so stay up-to-date by signing up to Common Grace news at




 Sunday 21 January - Aboriginal Sunday

Aboriginal Sunday is observed in your church or faith community the Sunday before January 26 (therefore the date changes each year).  If January 26 falls on a Sunday, Aboriginal Sunday will be the Sunday before and is never observed on January 26. A full Service Church Resource Toolkit designed each year for your congregation and faith community to be led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders. Available once you register here

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


Friday 26 January - Day of Mourning

Acknowledging this day as a day of mourning, lament and shared pain.  

Social media action and list of ways to engage coming soon.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice





Wednesday 14 February - Lent Series Starts

Weekly video and teaching series shared via email, published online and across social media.

Explore Common Grace's previous Lent Series here.





Friday 8 March - International Women’s Day

Pray in your church Sunday 5 or 10 March

Domestic and Family Violence Justice



Sunday 24 March - Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees 

Common Grace will be sharing a list of Palm Sunday Rallies to attend closer to this date. 

Justice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees





May is Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month

Sunday 26 May - National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day is always commemorated on the same date every year. National Sorry Day is a day to remember and acknowledge the Stolen Generations and was established through the 1997 Bringing Them Home report. (Not to be confused with National Apology Day which didn’t occur until February 13, 2008)

Listen, learn and pray in your church services on Sunday 21 May

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


Monday 27 May - Monday 3 June - National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is recognised on the same dates every year.  27 May recognises the anniversary of the successful 1967 Referendum to count Aboriginal people in the reckoning of the census numbers on 27 May 1967 and 3 June Mabo Day the anniversary of the handing down of the Mabo No. 2 case on 3 June 1992.

Church Resource Toolkit produced by Common Grace for Sunday 26 May, 2024. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice





Sunday 16 - Saturday 22 June - Refugee Week

Listen, learn and pray in your church services on Sunday 16 or 23 June

This week includes International Refugee Day on 20 June

Explore Common Grace's previous Refugee Week series here

Justice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees


Friday 21 June - #ShowYourStripes Day

Join us as we call on our nation’s leaders for bold and credible action for a safe climate for all. 

Creation and Climate Justice





Sunday 7 - Sunday 14 July - NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week runs from the first Sunday to the second Sunday in July. 

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures all week.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice





Common Grace Climate Challenge

During September 2024 Common Grace will be encouraging our movement to take action for Creation and Climate Justice and sign up for our Climate Challenge. More details coming soon! 


Sunday 1 September - National Wattle Day

Celebrate in your church on Sunday 1 September and share your images of wattle on social media, tag @CommonGraceAus. Explore previous years Wattle Day blogs - 2021, 2020 and 2019

Creation and Climate Justice & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


Sunday 1 September - Friday 4 October - Season of Creation

Season of Creation is celebrated from 1 September, the first day of Spring, to 4 October St Francis of Assisi day. Each year, Common Grace develops resources to help support churches and faith communities celebrate Season of Creation.    

Explore our previous resources for Season of Creation here.


Thursday 26 September - Anniversary of Aboriginal Death in Custody of Wayne Fella Morrison 

Common Grace's Prayer Vigil for Aboriginal Deaths in Custody is held annually on, or around, this date. Learn and pray for Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in your church Sunday 29 September.

Explore Aboriginal Deaths in Custody prayer resources here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice






Saturday 16 - Monday 18 November -  Common Grace Justice Conference

Save the Date! Join us in our first 'Justice Conference' as we gather as the movement of Common Grace on Ngunnawal Country, Canberra to learn more and be equipped to meet with our national parliamentarians to call for justice. 

More details coming soon. 

Monday 25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The day raises awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.

This day also marks the beginning of the international 16 Days of Activism for Gender-Based Violence, ending on Human Rights Day, 10 December. 

Learn and pray in your church Sunday 1 or 8 December, or revisit our 16 Days of Prayer series here

Domestic and Family Violence Justice





Sunday 1 - Wednesday 25 December - Advent Devotional Series

Each year, Common Grace journeys together through Advent with a series of devotionals that are emailed daily, published online and shared through social media. 

Explore our previous Advent series here