National Police Remembrance Day, Shepparton

National Police Remembrance Day and Blue Ribbon Day were observed in Shepparton at St Paul's Lutheran Church on 29 September 2015. Victorian Police leadership and local community members were in attendance. The service was led by local Police Chaplain Pastor Matt Anker. ... Read more...

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#PrayerforEveryone

PrayerforEveryone is a global prayer initiative where an estimated 600 million people of faith from around the globe will be praying for wisdom for our world leaders to end extreme poverty and inequality. This is in conjunction with the 17 new Global Sustainable Development Goals which will be announced by the UN very shortly. ... Read more...

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Anti-mosque protesters force Bendigo mayor from council meeting under police guard

Bendigo's mayor has been forced to flee a council meeting under police guard after it was stormed by rowdy anti-mosque protesters. The Council had earlier given approval for the Mosque to proceed. Protesters lodged an appeal against the mosque, which was rejected by the VCAT. They have lodged another appeal. The Mayor has also responded to dissemination of misinformation by the protesters. ... Read more...

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Immigration Museum: Community Consultation 2015-16

Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more at the Immigration Museum, Flinders St, Melbourne on Saturday 26 September. ... Read more...

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For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers

The Australian Catholic Bishops' 2015 Social Justice Statement on justice for refugees and asylum seekers comes at the right time. The image of the little boy who died in Turkey has stirred effective compassion in Europe for refugees, and has led Australia to increase the number of Syrian refugees it will take. ... Read more...

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