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The council members of Catholic Social Services Victoria met on Friday 6 April at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria's office in Thornbury. As the peak body for Catholic community services in Victoria, Catholic Social Services Victoria supports and e nhances the work of service and justice of our member organisations. CSSV Council Members are in the privileged position of representing the interests of all member organisations while at the same time bringing insights, wisdom, skills and experience of their own particular organisations to the Council’s considerations. For a full list of Council members, and more information, click here
Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr, Aboriginal elder and educator from Nauiyu (known as Daly River in the Northern Territory), discusses the Aboriginal spiritual concept of 'daddiri' and our need to slow down. Presenting at the recent national Catholic social services conference, Hearing Healing Hope, Miriam emphasised the importance of paying attention to the natural world and in letting go. Listen to the full audio interview interview with Eureka Street's Fatima Measham, here.
Join Sacred Heart Mission on Tuesday 1 May for its Dine with Heart Gala Dinner held on the stage of the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, with meals created backstage by an ensemble of the city's top chefs! Starting at 7pm, guests will enjoy a four-course dinner (including drinks and entertainment) at the Dine with Heart Gala Fundraising Dinner. All profits help fund Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals Program. Cost: $220 each. Book your tickets here.
Inequality is rising, the strength of community is waning, and loneliness and social isolation is a problem that we must tackle together. This is particularly so for women and children who have experienced family violence. New social connections and relationships need to be forged; old ones must be rebuilt, writes CEO of McAuley Community Services for Women, Jocelyn Bignold, and Board member Dr Anita Morris in the March edition of Parity. Read the full text, here.

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