Interfaith Reflections at Christmas

The Shepparton Interfaith Network observes Christmas and welcomes the giving of compassion to the needy in this region. In this message, we reflect on the many divine incarnations that have come to serve as guide-posts for humanity. We also look to celebrations and observances in the different religions at this time.

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Christmas Trees of Remembrance Project

Goulburn Valley Hospice Care is continuing its Christmas Trees of Remembrance Project with Christmas trees located in Shepparton and Mooroopna Libraries, the foyer at the Eastbank centre and the Goulburn Valley Hospice Care Opportunity Shop.
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Melbourne: The William Cooper Legacy

The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) would like to invite you to a presentation on the legacy of William Cooper, an indigenous Australian who protested the treatment of Jews to the German Consulate in Melbourne, 79 years ago. This presentation will take place at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Elsternwick on the afternoon of Sunday 10 December.

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Faith Communities Statement on Family Violence and Violence against Women

At the Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference – held in Bendigo – Faith Communities Chair Murray Davies launched the Victorian Faith Communities Statement on the prevention of family violence and violence against women.

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2017 Social Cohesion Report

The tenth Scanlon Foundation national survey was conducted in June-July 2017. The report was released on 30 November 2017 in Melbourne. These findings build on the knowledge gained through the nine earlier surveys (2007, 2009-2016) which provide, for the first time in Australian social research, a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

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What is a Guru?

In this day and age, many people are attributed to be guru’s of one kind or another. Some call themeselves black-belt gurus of computer code, others are guru’s of math and trigonometry; still more are hailed as guru’s of cooking or survival on remote islands. What is the origin of this term guru, and what does it mean? Does being a guru mean you cultivate people who are dependent upon you – or do you cultivate independence? What – exactly – is a guru and the origins of this term?

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Religious Short Film Prize

The Religious Short Film Prize is an opportunity for film-makers to explore the religious quest through a powerful contemporary medium. The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture has initiated this venture as part of its commitment to promoting the lively interaction between the arts, religion, faith and culture. The Centre believes that there is wisdom to be found in such an interaction which can contribute to a vision of hope and the common good for Australia. A prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the winning entry.

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