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Also of interest….

Is Victoria still a ‘dreadful parent’ for the hundreds of children in state care or confinement? Bernie Geary OAM has been involved with children and young people for most of his life. He was Victoria’s first Child Safety Commissioner from 2005, and was then appointed Victorian Commissioner for Children & Young People from 2013 until late 2015.

The Volunteer Grants Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program. The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, improve well-being of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown, strengthen family and community functioning and facilitate the settlement of migrants and humanitarian entrants in the community. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The grants form part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.

Save the date! On Sunday 2 December 2018, an ecumenical service to remember the victims and survivors of domestic and relationship violence, Holding the Light, will be held at St Peter's Anglican Church, 315 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, from 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Find out more, here
Australian Catholic University in Melbourne is offering a short course 'What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?'  Suitable for parishioners, teachers and the general public the course runs each Wednesday evening from 1st – 22nd August.
Co-designed by young people with disability, the latest research reveals 4 key aspects to keeping safe - being safe in your body, having your access needs met, being safe in your feelings and feeling like you have control. 
A timely reminder for all policy makers given the introduction of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission and the damning findings from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more here.
Multi-faith Prison Chaplaincy Leaders Group is looking for a new Executive Officer (casual position). The Multi Faith Prison Chaplaincy Leaders Group exists to promote the sustainability and service development of the prison chaplaincy service in Victoria and to represent the interests of each faith community supporting chaplains within Victoria’s public and private prisons. The Executive Officer is responsible for identifying relevant issues, including budget and service development proposals, and for reporting to the Leaders Group to determine action.
You are warmly invited to the launch of  on Tuesday 18 June at Catholic Theological College, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, at 5.30pm. Written by leading scholars, this ecumenical collection of essays challenges widespread public scepticism, offering an optimistic account of the human person. It challenges the current polarising rise of aggressive atheism and closed-truth religions and economic fundamentalisms.
Further details can be found here.

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. 
 

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