Melbourne: Anzac Day Service

St Paul’s Cathedral and Pax Christi Australia, the Victorian Council of Churches, the Uniting Church in Australia, the Melbourne Catholic Office for Justice and Peace, the Anglican Social Responsibilities Committee, Social Policy Connections, and the Anzac Centenary Peace Coalition are co-sponsoring an ANZAC Day event at St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne at 11AM.

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Victorian. And Proud of it.



On Sunday 19 February 2017, the Victorian Government released its Multicultural Policy Statement and supporting campaign Victorian. And Proud of it. There is much in this campaign which supports social cohesion, multiculturalism and builds on the strengths of engagement with multifaith communities and their Interfaith Networks.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Moreland Together and United Religions Initiative



United Religions Initiative, in partnership with Moreland Together, cordially invites you to an illuminating discussion on What does it mean to be a person of faith in Melbourne today?. This event is in observance of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017

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Victoria: Recently Arrived Religious Leaders and Exercising Community Leadership in Australia



The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy, together with Religions for Peace Victoria, is hosting a special seminar, focusing on multi-faith issues in Australia.

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Victoria: Creating Child Safe organisations in Multifaith communities

vicsegDue the work – and the reports – of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, it has emerged that all jurisdictions must put into place protections for children in all institutions in the community and set forth standards for Child Safe Organisations. Multicultural and Multi-faith organisations will also be required to comply. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and the Victorian Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG) have been contracted by the Commission for Children and Young People to assist organisations like these to meet the Child Safe Standards.

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Victoria: Youth Workshop – Global Citizenship and You, Embracing Earth’s Challenge

BCV Logo_RGB The Buddhist Council of Victoria in partnership with Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc. USA, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc. Melbourne Chapter, and The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne will present a workshop for young people to explore enhancing a human/earth relationship.

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Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission and Faith Communities

vccThe Faith Communities Council of Victoria would like to invite you to a presentation on the Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission and Faith Communities and the work done by several faith communities: the Jewish Task Force, Sankat Mochan Samiti and Anglicans Preventing Violence Against Women.

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Victoria: NAIDOC WEEK ACTIVITIES

songlinesNAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.[2] The week is celebrated not just in the Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces. In 2016, Naidoc Week will run from Sunday, 3 July until Sunday, 10 July 2016.

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Victoria: Update on Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices

Following last month’s release of the final report of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices, the Victorian Government has released a position paper Simplifying medical treatment decision making and advance care planning. The position paper explains new legislation the Government is developing on substitute decision making and advance care planning. The legislation’s … Read more

From Darkness to Light: The Spirituality of Unity in Chronic Illness and Disability

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The Focolare Movement, a Catholic community often involved in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, is holding an event focusing on spirituality in chronic illness and disability at St Paul’s Missionary College, Wantirna South on 10 July 2016.

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Victoria: Emergencies Ministry training

vccVCC Emergencies Ministries training is a comprehensive training package designed to equip members of faith communities to support affected residents through their participation in VCC Emergency Ministry deployments. VCC Emergencies Ministry Training will conduct Psychological First Aid/ Personal Support training on Saturday 16 April 2016 at Mt Eliza.

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Victoria: Royal Commission Report into Family Violence – Section on Faith Communities

rcvOn Tuesday 29 March 2016, Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence tabled its findings with a 1900 page report which includes 227 recommendations. The report includes a ten-page section on ‘Faith Communities’, highlighting the important role faith-based communities and organisations can play in the lives of Victorians affected by family violence.

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