Yorta Yorta going forward: Shepparton Apology Breakfast, 2016

There is commitment, action and support of the indigenous communities of Shepparton and the Goulburn Murray. Local businesses, local government, the Shepparton Interfaith Network and the Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group are active supporters and participate in the Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group. In this article, we consider recent national reports, activities and the Commemoration of the National Apology, held in Queens Gardens, Shepparton. ... Read more...

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Leadership Victoria Course for Shepparton

lv1 Shepparton Interfaith Network is a partner in the forthcoming New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program to be conducted in Shepparton. The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from new and emerging communities across Victoria to build their leadership skills and capacity in order to contribute to community development. ... Read more...

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Australian Multicultural Games Community Event.

stgroad St George's Road Neighbourhood Plan Committee, Shepparton Police Service and the Ethnic Council present the Australian Multicultural Games Community Event at Victory Park, St Georges Road, on the evening of Friday, 19 February. Come along for an evening of free family fun to celebrate the launch of the St George's Road Neighbourhood Plan. ... Read more...

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Celebration of the 8th Anniversary of the National Apology

sorryshnOn 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, particularly those whose lives had been blighted by the practice of forced child removal. This defining moment in Australian history was the culmination of years of hard work by Indigenous people and their supporters. Shepparton Reconciliation Group invites you to join in the celebration of the 8th Anniversary of the National Apology on the morning of Friday, 12 February, 2016. ... Read more...

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016

2016wihwThe World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Imaging Australia: a nation of images.

flag Australia is a land imaged into being. From the 5th Century to Portugese explorers to Captain Cook, who opened his secret instructions after viewing the transit of Venus - 'search for Terra Australis' the great South Land. Australia continues to be a nation of images, as we image our way from the past to our future. ... Read more...

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Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday

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If India were to have patron saints, then perhaps we might say that Swami Vivekananda is the patron saint - or guru - of Inter-religious encounter, for he travelled to the Americas and participated in the inaugural Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893. We bring you excerpts from his speech on this occasion of the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda. (Vivekananda Jayanti)

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Pope Francis Video shares an impassioned call for Interfaith Unity


Pope Francis Video

On Wednesday 5th January 2016, Francis launched a monthly video prayer series with an emotional call for peace between people of different faiths.

"Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways," the pontiff said. "We are all children of God."

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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 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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