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Also of interest….
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. 
 

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.

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