Dungala Kaiela Oration: At home in Country, At home in the World

Hosted by Kaiela Institute and University of Melbourne, the 2018 Dungala Kaiela Oration will be delivered by Dr Moana Jackson, Director of Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Ture (the Maori Legal Service) and Lecturer at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki, at Rumbalara Football Netball Club on Tuesday, 24 July commencing at 5pm.
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Refugee Week: Benefits of Migrants and Refugees

Refugee Week will be celebrated from Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. Looking to the positive contribution made by migrants and refugees and their settlement in the Goulburn Valley, the Shepparton Interfaith Network in collaboration with the Adult Migrant Education Program at GOTAFE – will present a seminar on Tuesday 19 June 2018 at the Harder Auditorium.

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Cummeragunja walk-off relived as residents unite to share history

Residents and supporters of the Reconciliation movement walked the floodplain between Shepparton and Mooroopna to relive an historic Cummeragunja walk-off. About 150 people left the Cummeragunja mission, in southern New South Wales, on February 4, 1939, to protest against the conditions and local government’s control over the area.

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Refugee Week 2018 in Shepparton

Refugee Week will be celebrated from Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. In observance of Refugee Week, the Shepparton Interfaith Network in collaboration with AMEP at GOTAFE will present a seminar and discussion on Benefits of Refugee and Migrant Contributions to Australia at the Harder Auditorium on Tuesday 19 June, at from 11:00 – 12:30pm. There will be a launch of Refugee Week 2018 at Maude St Mall on Monday 18th of June, 2018, from 1:00pm – to 2:00pm

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Tourist Destinations in Israel: A Guide for Travelers

Israel may be a small country, but there are so many sites to see and issues about which to learn. You could spend months touring the country and still feel like you need more time. If you’re visiting for only a week or two, consider adding some of these 18 cultural, religious, historical, and natural sites to your itinerary.
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There is no tradition of anti-Semitism in Islam

Some are suggesting that Muslims are bringing anti-Semitism to Europe. However, it was in fact Europeans who took anti-Semitism to the Arab world in the first place. Diplomats in particular played an contemptible role. An essay by Professor Peter Wien
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Shepparton: Launch of the Aunty Marge Tucker and Nanny Nora Clarke Mural

National Reconciliation Week will take place from 28 May 2018 to 3 June 2018. In Shepparton, there will be several events taking place during this week. The Mural of Aunty Marge Tucker and Nanny Nora Clarke on the Goulburn Murray Water wall will be launched on Tuesday 29 may at 11:00am.
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Remembrance Service – Aboriginal Servicemen and Servicewomen

Greater Shepparton City Council in partnership with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, Rumbalara Co-Operative and the Shepparton RSL are holding a Remembrance Service to recognise local Aboriginal servicemen and servicewomen who represented Australia in war on Sunday 27 May at 11:00am at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton.

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Sorry Day, Shepparton, 2018

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year when the Bringing Them Home Report was tabled in the Federal Parliament. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. A Sorry Day observance will be held at Monash Park Shepparton, on Friday May 25, 2018 commencing at 10:15am

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Buddhism: Bearing Witness

Bearing witness can be defined as acknowledging that something exists or is true. From a Buddhist perspective, and specifically the Zen Peacemakers Order, to bear witness is to embrace both the joy and the suffering we encounter. Rather than simply observing the situation, we become the situation. We become intimate with whatever it is—hunger, poverty, discrimination, disease, or death.

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