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Also of interest….
St John of God Accord’s Greensborough Community Campus is hosting the Renee Pilakis Art Exhibition on Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October 2016. The art exhibition is a collaboration between St John of God Accord and the Pilakis family and aims to celebrate and recognise the life of Renee Pilakis. Renee attended Accord until she passed away on 17 July 2012 at the age of 29.
The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults, in conjunction with the Swinburne Psychology Clinic and the School of Health Sciences, are proud to announce a one-day seminar on Dignity Therapy. This intensive introductory workshop is a rare opportunity to observe Dr. Harvey Chochinov conducting a live Dignity Therapy session.
The Turning Point and Spectrum Consumer and Carer Committee are holding a forum with the theme ‘ACCESS’ on Wednesday 19 October, from 10am to 2.30pm at Fitzroy Town Hall, 120 Napier Street, Fitzroy.  
This forum is being held so that consumers and carers’ voices are heard highlighting difficulties accessing everyday services and the difference this can make to people’s lives.   
An invitation to attend the Ecumenical Prayer Service  on Tuesday 18 October at 1.00 – 1.30 pm  in the ACU Chapel (Mannix Building), Brunswick St Fitzroy. This annual prayer event is hosted by the Social Questions Commission of the Victorian Council of Churches of which Catholic Social Services Victoria is a member. Come along and join others from across the Victorian church community to pray for greater equity and justice for all in our society.


The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission is hosting a public lecture by visiting Jesuit professor of history and interfaith relations Fr Philipp Renczes SJ on the topic, The Future of Jewish-Catholic Relations. It will take place on Sunday 30 October, from 3pm to 4pm, at the Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne.

The Victorian Council of Churches and Social Questions Commission is hosting an ecumenical forum, Christian Perspectives on Treaty, Sovereignty and Constitutional Recognition, on Wednesday 9 December, from 7pm - 9pm, at Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Keynote Speakers include Mr Stuart McMillan, President, Uniting Church in Australia; Rev. Ken Sumner, Ngarrindjeri man and Victorian State Director, Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is urging the federal government to increase Australia’s annual intake of refugees to 30,000,
as world leaders convene for two special summits on refugees in New York.
Cabrini Health is pleased with the progress of its new Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, located at 503 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Officially opened in April this year, its first client was a Medicare-ineligible asylum seeker from the Middle East—the client was seen by Professor Suresh Sundram who now conducts weekly psychiatry clinics at the Hub.

Pope Francis has requested the universal Church to join in a Day of Prayer for Peace on Tuesday 20th September 2016. On that day he will preside over an Interreligious Meeting in Assisi.

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