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In commemoration of the Anzac Centenary 1915-2015, the Shepparton Interfaith Network will conduct a Public Forum at Harder Auditorium, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 15 April at 7:30PM.
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Shepparton Festival’s Emerge at Twilight will take place at Victoria Park Lake on Saturday 21 March 2015 commencing from 4:00PM. Emerge at Twilight features many participants from the different cultural groups in Shepparton, and features the Yorta Yorta Dance Group Dangalla Dancers.
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International Women’s Day – Conversations with Women
The Ethnic Communities Council of Shepparton and District will host an event “Conversations with Women” celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, 6 March at Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Shepparton.
International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace.
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International speaker Judith Dupre will visit Melbourne for a series of events in March. Among these lectures is one that may be of interest to those involved in Interfaith dialogue – “Perceptions of Mary in Christianity, Judaism and Islam”.
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Dr Frank Purcell gave an address on Social Justice for the observance of United Nations World Day of Social Justice at Harder Auditorium, Fryer St, Shepparton on Friday, 20 February at 2PM. Shepparton Mayor Denis Patterson addressed the meeting; Rashidi Sumaili of the Congolese Community and Sam Atukorala of the Sri Lankan Community gave responses.
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In March 2015, FECCA (Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia) will be holding a number of community consultations to gather information about the experiences of Australia’s migrants and refugees in accessing government programs and services. The FECCA Community Consultations will take place in Shepparton on 10 and 11 March 2015.
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Harmony Day celebrations at GV Health will centre around fabrics and sewing the word UNITY into many fabrics in the mother tongue of each community group. Sewing activity will take place on Monday, March 16 and Friday, March 20, during Cultural Diversity Week.
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The Victorian Multicultural Commission will conduct a Multicultural Youth Forum in Shepparton on Wednesday, 25 February 2015.
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Voices for Harmony Shepparton will celebrate the United Nations World Day of Social Justice at Harder Auditorium, Fryer St, Shepparton on Friday, 20 February at 2PM.
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As part of the World Interfaith Harmony Week Initiative, and in celebrating The World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015, World Interfaith Harmony Week Outreach are proud to present: The World’s first Interfaith Anthem, The Gift of Love.
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Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services conducts an annual Festival of Cultures in Bendigo. A Multi-Faith Dinner and Forum will take place during the Festival on Wednesday, 18 March. The guest speaker will be Prof. Gary Bouma.... Read more...
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Andrew Hamilton, consulting editor of Eureka Street has written the following op-ed piece: The Martin Place killings and the Paris murders had one thing in common. They both generated hashtags. #Illridewithyou and #JesuisCharlie (or #IamCharlie) focused popular response to the atrocities. Their simplicity allowed people to express instantly their solidarity with victims and their rejection of violence. But they also raised complex questions.
#Illridewithyou responded to the fear that in the aftermath of the Martin Place siege Muslim Australians would suffer vilification. The hashtag rejected divisiveness in the community and asserted solidarity with its potential targets. But some critics believed that it made a premature and ungrounded judgment of widespread xenophobia in the Australian community, and was even likely to create the response that it feared. Others claimed it obscured the connection they made between Islamic beliefs and the violence.
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The Taize Community are conducting a three year pilgrimage around the world, a pilgrimage of Solidarity. Brothers from Taize will visit Australia and New Zealand. They will visit Melbourne on Saturday, 7 February. Young people are invited to attend.... Read more...
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The Shepparton Interfaith Network is saddened by the terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
These acts do not reflect the harmony and integration we experience in the Goulburn Valley among our many faith communities.
These acts are a betrayal of Islamic values and principles.
The Shepparton Interfaith Network sends condolences and prayers to the loved ones of those killed, those wounded, and the French people.
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One of the recurring debates surrounding the practice of Buddhism in the West concerns faith and the role it has in the religion. In many Buddhist commentaries available in the West, Buddhism is often contrasted with other religions in that the practice of faith is treated as secondary - or, according to some, doesn't exist at all.... Read more...
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Around 500 people attended the Candlelight Vigil at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton on the evening of Friday 19 December, held in commemoration for all involved in the Sydney Siege.... Read more...
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