Category Archives: Partnerships

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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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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5 things I learnt last Sunday

Earlier in the year John visited refugee camps in Tamil Nadu as a part of his work with Act for Peace and last Sunday we were fortunate to hear from John about this.  I found the content of John’s reflection … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday March

Australia accepts nearly 200,000 migrants each year, but only 13,750 refugees. We can afford to be more generous and accept more people fleeing persecution and life threatening situations in our region.  Australia currently ranks only 49th in the world for … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival

Saturday 22nd March 2014 marks the 15th year of the CERES Harvest Festival. This free annual event is expected to attract around two thousand locals with activities for kids, free workshops, practical demonstrations, live music and opportunities to connect with … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy Merri Creek

Today, some more good news about the water health in the Merri Creek.   On a recent Saturday, one of the staff and his fishing obsessed son were trying to catch carp in the creek.  They were using a bait of … Continue reading

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National Day of Climate Action

Photo: Joe Armao   from The Age Up to 30,000 Melburnians gathered in Treasury Gardens on Sunday to call for stronger action on climate change.  Even though I took my camera, I forgot to take any photos of us at the … Continue reading

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Concerned about asylum seekers? You might be interested in this.

What now for asylum seekers? Wednesday 7 August 2013 at 7:30pm At the Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union 34 Bedford Street, Box Hill (best entry via 34 Bedford Street) Tea/coffee and snacks provided afterwards. Your donations welcome. For the flyer … Continue reading

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