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Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee with Greater Shepparton City Council, The Ethnic Council Shepparton & District and Shepparton Interfaith Network will be hosting a free movie night for Refugee Week 2015 on Wednesday 17 June 2015.
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Each year, the 15th of May marks the Feast of St Brendan in the Christian Church. St Brendan’s Day will be celebrated at St Brendan’s Church, 121 Knight St, Shepparton, at the 11AM Mass service. Festivities will follow on the parish lawn after Mass. Shepparton Interfaith Network extends well-wishes to all who find their faith nourished at St Brendans. … Read more…
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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a programme of education and formation for the ministry of pastoral care. The programme’s methodology utilises the action reflection model of learning. A part-time Unit of CPE will be conducted in Shepparton in second semester 2015, from 13 July to 1 December.
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A large crowd assembled at Queens Park on Sunday 3 May to celebrate Vesak Day with prayers, hanging of lanterns and talks. Vesak Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha; it is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar of events. This is celebrated annually on the day of the first full moon in the month of May. … Read more…
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The following are the prepared remarks of Simran Jeet Singh at the Pentagon’s second-ever commemoration of the Sikh faith on May 1, 2015. Singh spoke alongside Valarie Kaur and Inni Kaur on “Seva” – selfless service in the Sikh religion. Hosted by the Pentagon Chaplain on Vaisakhi, the program was organized by Major Kamal Singh Kalsi and the Sikh Coalition, an organization leading the campaign for turbaned Sikhs and other people of faith to be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.
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Australian Catholic University – Fitzroy Campus – is offering a short course on Introduction to World Religions. The course is open to the public and credits 5 hours towards teaching religion in Catholic schools.
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BAZm e Hazaragi features the new documentary by Steve Warne, Robyn Hughan and photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor that captures the workshops and first Omagh Celebrations in Australia supported by MAV in 2014. It shines light on Melbourne’s Hazara community and will be screened alongside live music by acclaimed Hazara musician Taqi Khan, poetry performances and a panel discussion with community members and filmmakers.
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Vesak, a most important Buddhist festival is known as either Vesak, Wesak or Buddha Day, and is celebrated annually on the full moon of the ancient lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May, or in early June. There will be a celebration of Vesak in Queens Gardens, Shepparton, on Sunday, 3 May.
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Around the world, familiar routines shape our days and weeks: waking, washing, dressing, eating and, for many people, praying. Come, watch a video.
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The B’nai Brith Anti Defamation Commission aims to promote respect and justice and oppose racism and hatred. They run many programs one of which is a Multifaith Future Leaders Program. The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) is accepting nominations for its Multifaith Future Leaders Program for young and upcoming religious leaders for a one-day program in July 2015.
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The Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week are held each year between 27 May and 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision.
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UN World Day of Tolerance is celebrated worldwide each year on 16 November. In 2014, many schools in the Shepparton district joined in the celebrations with classroom projects. Resources are available for those interested in planning their own observance.
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In commemoration of the Anzac Centenary 1915-2015, the Shepparton Interfaith Network will conduct a Public Forum Harder Auditorium, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 15 April at 7:30PM.
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This coming time of Easter is the major festival of the Christian religion. It is also the time of Passover of the Jews, the great event of the freedom of the Jewish nation from tyranny and the passing of the Red Sea. This time at this year also marks several festivals from other religions and we give account of these festivals and greetings to religious communities of the Goulburn Valley at this festival time.
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Holy Week is the commemoration of the last week of Jesus Christ’s ministry on Earth. Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It begins with Palm Sunday and leads up to Easter Sunday. Many churches have special services commencing from Palm Sunday. On Thursday evening of Holy Week, there is a celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and the action of the passion of Jesus Christ is observed on Good Friday – with Stations of the Cross and a reading of the Passion of Christ from one of the gospels. Easter Day – the day of resurrection of Jesus, is obsevered sometimes at Midnight, often with a dawn service commemorating the Resurrection, and services on Easter Day itself. We bring a listing of services during Holy Week.
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