Mental Health and Farmers

Mental Health Foundation of Australia The Mental Health Foundation Australia cordially invites you to our National Symposium on Farmers Mental Health and Wellbeing. The mental health and wellbeing of Farmers’ is extremely important, not only because of the detrimental effect on Farmers and their families but also the direct impact on the nation’s vital agricultural industry.
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Webinar: The success of the Indigenous health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Marcia Langton AOThe University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health, invites you to attend a Public Webinar by Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO, Associate Provost, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Studies Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health followed by a panel discussion.
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Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs: Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History

Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs

These days being the time of Sukkot & Simchat Torah amid the Jewish High Holidays, we bring you an amusing book review of Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs: Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History, for your reading and wonderment.

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Interfaith Meeting

Shepparton Interfaith Network

The next meeting of Shepparton Interfaith Network will be online on Tuesday, 13 October at 5pm. All are welcome.

The meeting will consider interfaith activities which may be delivered for the faith communities of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley.

Those interested in attending may email the secretary at and the zoom link will be sent out.

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Yom Kippur Explained, for Families with Young Children

Yom Kippur Explained, for Families with Young ChildrenIn this year of Coronavirus, Yom Kippur will be observed on September 27-28, 2020. Much of it will be online, and much of it will be at home. What follows is an explanatory guide for Parents and Children about the rituals of Yom Kippur.
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Book Review: Dear Movies

Book Cover - Dear MoviesIn Dear Movies, Fr Peter Malone writes letters to 102 movies, starting with his introduction to the cinema: Anna Karenina in 1948. The letter device works well, each one approximately 1,000 words. This is an interesting work coming from a movie reviewer who has seen over 6,000 movies and written reviews and books about movies.

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Shepparton: Buddhist Meditation, September 2020

Phra Satit Thitaadhammo

The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley in collaboration with the Interfaith Network will conduct one Meditation Session on Saturday, 26 September 2020 online using Zoom, at 10:00 am. All are welcome. The meditation is led by a Buddhist Monk.

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UN International Day of Peace

UN International Day of Peace21st of September every year is the World Day of Peace, as established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. This year, the theme for International Day of Peace is Shaping Peace Together. The Covid-19 crisis has placed many challenges before nations, and calls for joint efforts to provide well-being and peace for citizens of every nation, every continent, our world.
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What is Selichot?

prepare for the High Holy daysFor many Jews, the High Holiday season begins with Rosh HaShanah and the start of the new month of Tishrei. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that the preceding month of Elul is a time of soul-searching and reflection to prepare oneself for the magnitude of the Days of Awe. It is during this time that we observe Selichot (also spelled s’lichot).
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Jewish New Year in time of Covid 19

Covid 19 - Rosh Hashannah 5781The Shepparton Interfaith Network observes – on behalf of Jews everywhere, Rosh Hashannah – the Jewish New Year. Due Covid-19 restrictions, Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – will look a little different. We know it’s difficult to be apart from our communities on these important days, but staying home is the best way to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from coronavirus (COVID-19). This year has served as a reminder of our shared fate. As nations large and soul struggle to maintain life, dignity, and continuity, the truth that what we have in common outweighs that which divides us should serve as a guiding light.
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Islam and Christians

Islam and ChristianityFor most Muslims, the Grand Imam of al Azhar based in Cairo has the prestige and influence similar in many ways to that which the Pope holds for Catholics. A recent report in the French based La Croix International highlighted a statement made by the Grand Imam of al Azhar at a meeting in Cairo with the Foreign Minister from Armenia whose population is mostly Christian.
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Citizenship Test to Change

Australian Citizenship Pledge17 September (today) is Australian Citizenship Day. The Minister for Immigration has announced that new Australians will need to correctly answer questions about domestic violence, equal opportunity and freedom of speech under changes to the citizenship test. The changes to the citizenship test will include a religious values question.
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What are the lessons from COVID-19 and how can we use them to build a better future?

University of Melbourne logoThe University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health presents Prof. Brock Bastian who will speak on Building Personal and Community Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 – What are the lessons from COVID-19 and how can we use them to build a better future?, online, on Thursday, 17 September 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
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Dungala Kaiela Oration 2020: The River is Us – Carrying the Spirit and Strength of Dungala

The 2020 Dungala Kaiela Oration, The River is Us – Carrying the Spirit and Strength of Dungala, will be held online on evening of Wednesday 9 September, 2020. The oration will be delivered by Dr Lois Peeler AM.

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The Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 is the festival day for the Hungry Ghost, an observance in certain Buddhist communities around the world. Whether or not you believe spirits leave their ghostly realm during the time of the festival, the hungry ghost can be a great reminder of how desire causes suffering, not in the afterlife but in the present moment.

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Supporting Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness PostcardsHow do you support women and girls you treat who have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting? The National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness can provide you with assistance with its postcards.

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