#Hands4Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser




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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National Sorry Day, Shepparton, 2015

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. On 26 May 2015, a large crowd gathered at Monash Park, Shepparton, to commemorate Sorry Day. ... Read more...

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BumbleBee Foundation and Nepal Aid

The BumbleBee Foundation - NGO - has been in partnership with SADP - a sustainable agricultural development project in Nepal for some time. The BumbleBee Foundation has friends in the Goulburn Valley. The SADP has turned its attention to aid for survivors of the Nepal earthquake of 25 April and BumbleBee Foundation is providing assistance which goes directly to those survivors - in this case, tin to put roofs on houses and sheds before the WET season arrives. ... Read more...

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St Brendan’s Day

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) – Shepparton

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Shepparton


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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Vesak Celebrations at Queens Park, Shepparton

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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Seva Is More Than Service

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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BAZm e Hazaragi

Hazagari community presentationBAZm 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 Celebrations in Shepparton

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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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A Common Word Among the Youth

a common word among youth Following on with the success of "A Common Word between Us and You" is A Common Word Among Youth. This is a program fostered by the Right Start Foundation International which offers placements for youth between 18 - 35 to participate in training for initiating change and translating international issues into local community activities. ... Read more...

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Multifaith Future Leaders Program

Mulitfaith Future Leaders CampThe 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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Spiritual Activity and National Reconciliation Week


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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Greetings to Religious Communities

CoexistThis 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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