When Christmas Hurts …

candle Christmas brings different responses from people, be they spiritual, agnostic, culturally diverse or even, alone. Seasonal and cultural events can evoke different, perhaps hurtful responses in people, for we never know their journey until we have walked in their shoes. Here we bring advice about feeling blue at Christmas, and the grief evoked by Christmas when loved ones have passed over or are simply not there. ... Read more...

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Interfaith Christmas

There are many images of Christmas, and it seems that Christmas means something different to everyone. Life is change, and so mundane perception of Christmas changes, also. Christmas is a a holy time for the devotees of Jesus Christ. At the time of the Christian festival of Christmas, Shepparton Interfaith Network notes festivals in other religions occurring at this time. There are Hindu, Muslim and Parsee observances at this time. ... Read more...

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Shepparton 2015 Carols by Candlelight Deferred

carols by candlelight, sheppartonDue receipt of a severe weather alert for Shepparton (winds gusting 100 kph) Carols by Candlelight for 2015 will be deferred to the evening of Monday, 21 December 2014.

This is a free, family-friendly event. Goulburn Murray Credit Union are sponsoring the fireworks display on Monday evening at 9:30 PM.

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Italian Christians establish safe Mediterranean passageways for refugees

A coalition of Protestant and Catholic organisations has reached an agreement with the Italian government to provide travel and integration services for refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. The government will provide humanitarian visas to ensure the right to take up residence; the visas will not allow passage to other countries in the European Union. Christian agencies will furnish airline tickets to Italy as well as accommodation, assistance with asylum procedures, educational opportunities and Italian language courses. ... Read more...

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