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Also of interest….

Loreto Ministries is seeking an experienced senior manager with outstanding education credentials. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fledgling organisation that provides professional advice and services to the Loreto education network.  Applications close on Monday 11 June.

The annual Jewish – Catholic Friendship Dinner is being held at 7:00pm for 7:30pm on Sunday 17 June at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.

 

 

The Australian government is aiding the Indonesian police and military. They are refusing to tell you how your taxes pay for the Indonesia Military to conduct training, intelligence operations, joint exercises, and weapons and ammunition.

The Indonesian military and police kill, torture, arrest and displace West Papuans, your neighbours. Hear first-hand accounts of this ongoing violence. Meet West Papuans who are leading a campaign for dignity and safety. Learn what you can do to stand with their families. 
 

An innovative tool is helping aged care residents living with dementia to be heard, and make their end of life journey meaningful to them.

People experiencing short and long-term homelessness face increasing challenges according to an expert panel that addressed the recent Annual General Meeting of Catholic Social Services Victoria. Increased awareness and continued advocacy are key elements of an effective response to this situation.
 
For the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on 1 May, the Chairman of Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Vincent Long OFMConv is calling for an urgent increase in minimum wages and the Newstart Allowance. Australia is facing a wage crisis, Bishop Long writes in his pastoral letter, A Fair Day's Pay - for the dignity of the worker and good of all. Read the full pastoral letter, here.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is hosting a conversation on forced marriage, slavery and family violence on Thursday 7 June 2018, from 5.30pm-7.30pm, at Melbourne Town Hall (90-130 Swanston Street). The evening will begin with a keynote presentation by human rights champion Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, followed by a panel discussion on the link between forced marriage, slavery and family violence with leaders in policy and practice. Book your tickets here.
As we commemorate ANZAC day on 25 April, our friends at Villa Maria Catholic Homes shared this beautiful story about one of their residents, Frank Smolen, and one of their volunteers, Gary McNabb.

On 26 April 2018 Wungurilwil Gapgapduir was launched at Parliament House Melbourne. This is the name given to the new Aboriginal Children and Families Agreement Strategic Action Plan which is a partnership between the Victorian Government,Victorian Aboriginal communities and the child and family services sector. Wungurilwil Gapgapduir are the Latji Latji words for “strong families”.

 

The University of Divinity's Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy (RASP) invites you, to two important and different events to be held on Friday 1 June at Collins Street Baptist Church (174 Collins Street, Melbourne).
 
1.       A two-hour interactive seminar from 3:30-5:30pm on Friday 1/6 on Religious Liberty with Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, to give an in-depth view of the Ruddock Report to be released on 18 May of this year.


2.       The second annual RASP Public Conversation will be held in the church from 6:30-8:30pm, on the topic Religious Liberty.


 

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