Category Archives: Social Justice

International Women’s Day – March 8

While International Women’s Day is often seen as a day to celebrate women, and their achievements, it is important not to lose sight of the political edge that this day has always had. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held … Continue reading

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This Sunday

A service to mark the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel When: 10.00am, Sunday 20 September Where: Sophia’s Spring, an ecofeminist community of the Uniting Church in Australia CERES Learning Centre (enter via Lee Street), Brunswick East . Guest … Continue reading

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Request to sign petition re Syrian Refugees

The team from Campaign for Australian Aid  are urgently seeking support for a petition to ask the Prime Minister to be generous in offering Syrian refugees safe haven here, in Australia.  Below is the email they have forwarded to their … Continue reading

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NAIDOC Week – July 6-13

NAIDOC Week is held each year in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and it is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day – June 20

for more information about refugees, World Refugee Day or Refugee Week and for ideas of ways you can help make a difference: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/ http://www.refugeeweek.org.au/events/vic.php http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/ http://www.asylumseekerprograms.org.au/ http://www.chilout.org/ http://rac-vic.org/ http://www.welcometoaustralia.org.au/ http://www.unitingjustice.org.au/refugees-and-asylum-seekers/information-and-action-resources/item/952-refugee-week-resource-2014 World Refugee Day March The World Refugee Day March in … Continue reading

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Act for Peace Ration Challenge

The Burmese people have lived through decades of conflict. Hundreds of thousands have fled their homeland for neighbouring Thailand and now live in refugee camps along the Thailand–Burma border. Some have been living in the camps for decades. We can … Continue reading

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Sorry Day

The theme for 2014 is ‘SORRY. Still Living on Borrowed Time! National Sorry Day is a very significant day for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and particularly for Stolen Generations survivors. The idea of holding a ‘Sorry Day’ … Continue reading

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Justice for Refugees Walk

Palm Sunday saw many gather to protest the Government’s asylum seeker policies. Despite the low number reported in the media, the general consensus seems to be that those attending numbered about 10,000. Organisers of the walk, Refugee Advocacy Network posted … Continue reading

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City church bells to ring out for walkers on Palm Sunday

Across Australia in cities and regional towns Palm Sunday is being observed by Faith communities, Academics, School students and ordinary Australians who are deeply disturbed by the current treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. In Melbourne  bells from St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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