Interfaith Meeting, Euroa




During evening of Tuesday June 6, Shepparton Interfaith Network will present one interfaith meeting in Euroa at the Euroa Third Age Club commencing at 7:00PM. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.

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Sorry Day in Shepparton, 2017

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the tabling in the Federal Parliament of the Bringing Them Home Report — the report that identified the profound loss and trauma caused by the forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The report recommended: “That the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, in consultation with the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, arrange for a national ‘Sorry Day’ to be celebrated each year to commemorate the history of forcible removals and its effects.” Here, we bring you an account of the Sorry Day Observance in Shepparton, 2017.

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Ramadan Message


Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Shepparton and all over Australia will mark the start of Ramadan. Ramadan is a sacred time of the year for the Muslim community, and commemorates the revealing of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad. Shepparton Interfaith Network wishes our neighbours and all Muslims, “Ramadan Mubarak!” (Blessed Ramadan).

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Reconciliation: Taking the next steps: Talking Together


National Reconciliation Week runs from Saturday 27 May –  Saturday 3 June, and is marked by two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 Referendum and the historic Mabo decision. 2017 marks 50 years since the ‘67 referendum, and 25 years since the Mabo decision. Shepparton Interfaith Network will mark National Reconciliation Week with a luncheon-discussion over “Let’s Take the Next Step” at the Connection on Friday, 2nd June.

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Goulburn Valley Interfaith Meetings




During June 2017, Shepparton Interfaith Network will conduct interfaith meetings in Euroa, Numurkah, Benalla and Cobram. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony. This program is called Believing, Bridging, Building and Bonding.

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National Sorry Day, Shepparton 2017




National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen Generations refer to Aboriginal Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. A Sorry Day observance will be held at Monash Park Shepparton, on Friday May 26, 2017 commencing at 10:15am

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The Women’s Balcony: Religious Women Are the Real Guardians of the Galaxy



There are those old-fashioned Jews who consider shul a central part of life; the first few minutes of The Women’s Balcony, a tremendously enjoyable Israeli film screening next week at the JCC in Manhattan and starting its theatrical run shortly thereafter, will give you as much of a rush as anything involving Vin Diesel. Here, the fast and the furious aren’t driving but marching down a narrow Jerusalem street, dressed in their finest and carrying refreshments. They’re headed to shul, to a bar mitzvah that’s so joyous you’d be tempted to write a check. As you watch them celebrate, you can’t help but think that here, at last, is religion the way you’d always imagined it should be practiced—together, loudly, and with love.

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Visualisation in Buddhism: Pure, Clear, Vibrant

In honour of the forthcoming Veask Celebration in Queens Gardens, Shepparton, we bring you this article of interest on visualisation in Buddhist meditation. Not all meditation is darkness, blank, emptiness, shunya. Visualization practice sometimes involves traditional symbolism that Westerners have trouble relating to, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He shows us how we can make the most of this powerful method for transforming perception.

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Grand Launch of Aboriginal Street Art Project

Greater Shepparton City Council in partnership with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Rumbalara Co-Operative are holding a Grand Launch of the Aboriginal Street Art Project on the morning of 23 May 2017. All are invited. In the afternoon, there will be Conversations on Extraordinary Lives about the extraordinary lives of Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls and William Cooper at Latrobe University.
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Celebrating Vesak in 2017: Shepparton

Vesak is when Buddhists in Shepparton and across Australia come together and recollect the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. Vesak is an international celebration and listed among UN Observances. Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest philosophies of non-violence and has practiced peaceful relations for over 2600 years. In this day and age, Buddhism continues fostering of world peace. There will be a celebration of Vesak in Queens Gardens, Shepparton, on Saturday, 13 May 2016.
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Free Movie Night: Refugee Week 2017 – Shepparton

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June). In 2017, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June. In observance of Refugee Week, City of Greater Shepparton Women’s Alliance will conduct a Movie Night featuring Queen of Katwe.
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