Victoria: Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture

The Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture celebrates the life of Joyce Rebiro, who had strong social justice convictions with regard to Human Trafficking. She was also a pioneer of Interfaith in Victoria and was more recently engaged in multifaith education. The memorial lecture will be held at the St Paul Apostle Parish Church, Endeavour Hills on evening of 26 September 2017.


In 1988, Joyce Rebeiro took up the ground-breaking position of access and equity officer in the City of Springvale. There she worked in her usual self-effacing manner to defuse racist and intercommunal tensions and was one of the instrumental founders of the faith communities network of Springvale. This was a first for Australia and it evolved into the interfaith network of the City of Greater Dandenong, which is widely recognised as the pre-eminent local government interfaith model in multi-faith Australia.

The Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture

This lecture is in memory of our esteemed parishioner and friend, the late Joyce Rebeiro, a woman with strong social justice convictions and the strong courage and determination to make a difference.

Joyce’s legacy lives on as she continues to inspire us to stand together for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation, a widespread movement within the Catholic Church.

This lecture is being organised by St Paul Apostle Parish, Endeavour Hills, Victoria.

Guest Lecturer

The guest lecturer will be Sister Claire Griffin.

Sr Claire Griffin has been a Brigidine Sister for over 40 years and during that time she has lived in different communities around Victoria and ministered as a teacher, a Deanery Resource Person, a Pastoral associate and a resource person with the Columban Mission Society. For the past 10 years she has been involved in International leadership within the Brigidine Congregation as well as doing some facilitation and planning with parish teams, parish councils and other groups. Since 2011 she has been an active member and volunteer with ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans).

This event is free. Donations toward ACRATH to continue the fight against human trafficking are welcome.

Event Details:

Event: The Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture
Location: St Paul Apostle Parish, 5 William Hovell Drive, Endeavour Hills, Vic 3802
Date: 26 September 2017; 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Bookings: Online at Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

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