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The #Hands4Nepal fundraiser, which is a community collaboration between Sikhs Engaging in Welfare Activities together with the Al Kasem Youth Organisation, Punjabi Youth Club, members of the Nepalese community and others, will bring the community together to enjoy world music, multicultural food, performances, children’s activities and provide the community with a chance to purchase a hand to write a message to those affected by the earthquake and raise much needed emergency relief funding.
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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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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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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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Shepparton Festival’s Emerge at Twilight will take place at Victoria Park Lake on Saturday 21 March 2015 commencing from 4:00PM. Emerge at Twilight features many participants from the different cultural groups in Shepparton, and features the Yorta Yorta Dance Group Dangalla Dancers.
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International Women’s Day – Conversations with Women
The Ethnic Communities Council of Shepparton and District will host an event “Conversations with Women” celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, 6 March at Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Shepparton.
International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace.
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The Taize Community are conducting a three year pilgrimage around the world, a pilgrimage of Solidarity. Brothers from Taize will visit Australia and New Zealand. They will visit Melbourne on Saturday, 7 February. Young people are invited to attend.... Read more...
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Carols by Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight for 2014 will be take place on the evening of 21 December 2014. Goulburn Murray Credit Union are sponsoring the fireworks display on the evening.
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ISIS is not the only option being taken in Islamic countries. An article in the German website, Qantara de, reports that, in spite of numerous setbacks over the last three years, the Arab Spring is bearing fruit. According to Egyptian journalist and professor Khalil al-Anani, the Tunisian experiment once again proves that Tunisia is a long way ahead of the other Arab countries undergoing transformation... Read more...
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An informal, thought provoking evening of talks was sponsored by Shepparton Interfaith Network as part of the Emerge on the Goulburn Festival, 2013.... Read more...
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In order that we might know who we are as a community in Australia, and in the Goulburn Valley, and Greater Shepparton, we must first look to our past and understand how we as Australians co-existed as a homogenous community.... Read more...
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Harmony Day 2012 was celebrated on March 21 at Kidstown, a joint collaboration by the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, Uniting Care-Cutting Edge, Voices for Harmony, Shepparton Interfaith Network and the City of Greater Shepparton Cultural Development Office.... Read more...
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Around 80 years ago, the Goulburn Valley experienced three waves of migration. What has been the historical impact of this migration?... Read more...
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Prior to European settlement in Australia, one could argue that Australia was already a place of cultural and religious diversity among its indigenous inhabitants, said Dr Frank Purcell at recent Interfaith Meeting on Cultural Diversity.... Read more...
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