Sacred Times, Sacred Communities

new-coexistThis time of Easter is the major festival of the Christian religion. It is also the Purim festival of the Jewish faith. This time of 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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Bendigo Interfaith Council Dinner, The Challenge of Compassion

bendigoThe Bendigo Interfaith Council participated in the Bendigo Festival of Cultures, 2016, and had a guest speaker address the gathering on the topic of ‘The Challenge of Compassion in the Global Age”. Guests from all over North East Victoria attended the function, including several from Shepparton. One guest from the Shepparton Interfaith Network provides some impressions.
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Converge on Shepparton: Walk for Reconciliation

walkConverge on Shepparton is an event taking place on Saturday 19 March 2016. This is part of the Shepparton Festival. Converge on Shepparton will commence with a Walk for Reconciliation – a walk from Queens Gardens to Victoria Park Lake and opening the festival with a welcome to country and smoking ceremony. Read more…

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Closing the Gap: Awkward histories: place, history, kin

turtleIn observance of National Closing the Gap Day, we bring you an academic thesis on Yorta Yorta, a place where the gap was not closed: upon the loss of the Yorta Yorta Native Title claim in the High Court, the Yorta Yorta community (alongside environmental advocacy organisations) worked to lobby for the establishment of a jointly managed National Park. Read more…

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