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The John Wallis Foundation and Missionary Sisters of Service invite you to participate in the Yarck to Yea - Walk for Social Equality on Saturday 14 October 2017. Participants can walk, run or bike along the beautiful Great Victorian Rail Trail, and are encouraged to be sponsored for their efforts (or sponsor a friend!). All proceeds go to the John Wallis Foundation, which supports disadvantaged communities.
For more information and the flyer, click here.
The August 2017 issue of Australian Catholics Against the Trafficking in Humans' (ACRATH) newsletter, Stop Trafficking!, highlights the trafficking of homeless youth. Articles include 'The web that is human trafficking', 'Homeless youth in the United States', 'How are homeless youth affected' and 'A protective response model for youth intervention'.
Download your copy of Stop Trafficking! here.

Save the date! GriefLine is organising a seminar on 13 September: Born in One Country Dying in Another – Power of Story. Experts from both the Chinese and Indian communities are invited to help us understand their struggles, cultural specific issues and hopes for the future. We will also be having a panel discussion to explore these issues further.

Click here for more information. 

Mass for Catholic Solos & Meetup Catholic Friendship Group will be held at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church 37 Hillside Parade Glen Iris (Melway 59 K6)
This will be followed by  Lunch at the ‘Caulfield Glasshouse’, 1 Station Street Caulfield (across the road from Caulfield Station)

Contact: Peter K. on 0418 502 297

GREETINGS ALL, OUR ANNUAL JOHN WALLIS FOUNDATION YARCK TO YEA WALK, RIDE OR RUN IS ON AGAIN IN 2017! We have a new date from one previously advertised earlier in the year.

JOIN US ON  Saturday 14th October 2017 - Save the date! COMMENCING AT 10.00AM.

This year we will have a number of registration sites at suitable distances for bikes, runners and walkers. Finish your wander along the Great Victorian Rail Trail with lunch provided by the Yea St Pat’s Race Club at the old Yea Railway Station.

More details to follow. Bookings will be available online, phone or email.

For more details contact Liz McAloon on 9873 5520 or email liz.mcaloon@johnwallisfoundation.org.au
Federal Government funding for the vital work of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) is uncertain after 30 June 2017.  ACRATH has been invited to apply for funding as part of a competitive grants program, however, given there is no guarantee of success, it needs to secure funding now. They need our help!
Good Shepherd presented the second Good Conversation forum, Economic Frameworks and women’s human rights on 28 June 2017. One of the biggest policy challenges for Australia is the recognition of domestic labour and its contribution to social cohesion and wellbeing. Domestic work, chiefly done by women, is not considered as productive work or economic participation.
The John Pierce Centre is excited to host the Deaf Catholic Conference in Melbourne, August 2017. It is the first in over a decade! The theme will be “Our Community of Faith - Reflect, Embrace and Nurture”. 
Join policy makers, researchers, advocates and others concerned with gender equity to hear about the limits of economics. Economics is the prevailing paradigm when discussing policy and our welfare policies also reflect this. For women, this narrative means care work can be undervalued. This feeds in to women’s lack of confidence about money and in their financial futures and, further, women’s relative economic disadvantage. While economic frames can be useful in some contexts, are they overused?
MacKillop Family Services is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Friday 30 June. The theme of the Mass is Holding onto Hope. All are welcome!
Time: 11.15am
Location: 237 Cecil Street, South Melbourne
Light lunch to follow Mass.
RSVP essential: jennifer.taylor@mackillop.org.au

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