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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.

At a time of disillusion with the political process in leading democracies, we need to rebuild a sense of confidence in our systems.  Politicians have a key role to play in this, by their behaviour and their decision making, but reforms around political donations are also needed. 
Edmund Rice Camps Incorporated is offering an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader and motivated person to lead the organisation.  
YMCA’s ReBuild is a facilities maintenance company that employs young people aged between 18-28 years, who have either been in custody, or who are at risk of going into custody.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) has expressed shock and devastation at the treatment of young people incarcerated in the Don Dale Correctional Facility in Darwin and called for quick and decisive action on this important national issue.

“The systematic abuse on our children is wrong; our nation is hurting with all the suicides and the ongoing abuse through generational trauma,” said NATSICC NT Councillor Dean Chisholm.

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