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The Victorian Interchurch Criminal Justice Taskforce has released this brochure to give a Christian perspective on current issues of punishment, imprisonment and rehabilitation, and to offer effective and just ways to reduce crime and increase community safety.

In a related development, Victorian Church leaders have written to all Members of Parliament, calling for a 'restorative justice' approach to crime and offending, with a focus on prevention of crime, support for victims of crime, diversion from prison, and rehabilitation of offenders.  Click here for a copy of the letter.  
 
The Chisholm Centre is holding a one-day conference on mental health on Thursday 23 October.

A Discussion night, with responses from people of Christian and Islamic faith traditions
In an ecumenical gathering, hear personal reflections on the impact of Pope Francis on the lives of individuals and on our global community. Download flyer.

The Skinny Dog Hotel, 155 High Street Kew

6:30pm to share a meal prior to
7:30pm panel discussions
RSVP (essential) by 20 August

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Guest Speaker: Anna Burke MP for Chisholm

Anna has been a prominent advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. She was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1998 for the seat of Chisholm (which includes Box Hill, Clayton, and Mount Waverley).
The Annual Bishop Joseph Grech Memorial Colloquium on Ethics and Migration
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Keynote Speakers: Bishop Eugene Hurley, The Hon Richard Marles MP, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Facilitator: Sarah Abo

 

 
On 21 July 2014 Victorian Council of Social Services launched the ‘Cover theCosts’ campaign website -This website has been developed to raise public awareness of the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) changes, to encourage advocacy at a local level in the lead up to the state election and to highlight the pressing need for a genuine replacement to the EMA for many of Victoria’s most vulnerable families.
 By this stage the AIDS 2014 International Conference is well underway here in Melbourne.
As a lead-in to this world conference Caritas Internationalis and CHAN (Catholic HIV & AIDS Network), collaborating with Caritas Australia and St Vincent’s Health Australia convened a pre-conference for participants in the international conference and other local participants interested in the Catholic Church response to HIV and AIDS

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