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Some Coming Events

posted Aug 20, 2015, 3:01 PM by Sean Donovan

Following are a number of initiatives/events I have been asked to pass on to you.

 

1.       WEST PAPUA: The Irrepressible Struggle for Freedom

Please find attached the PDF version of Peter Arndt’s Report on West Papua and action sheet. Peter informs me that his public presentation on West Papua on Monday evening went very well. Please feel free to distribute Peter’s report to people in your Diocese who may be interested in this justice issue.

 

2.       Anti-Poverty Week

Jill Lang from Anti-Poverty week is encouraging Church and community groups to get involved in the annual Anti-Poverty Week; this year running from 11 – 17 October. Please consider entering any planned activities on the Anti-Poverty Week Calendar on the organisation’s website: http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/calendar-of-activities-2015

 

3.       Voices for Justice 2015

Micah Challenge is running a four-day program in Canberra from 10 – 13 October. The program aims to educate and equip Australians to speak out for a world of justice and compassion. The program includes advocacy training, theological teaching, worship, prayer, lobbying, events at Parliament House, workshops, political forums, kids and youth programs and more. Since 2006, Voices for Justice has been a significant national gathering of Christians in Australia, helping to raise political awareness of global poverty and equip Christians to speak out on issues of injustice. Registrations are limited and final registrations close September 13th. Promotional material is attached. To find out more, visit: www.micahchallenge.org.au/voices-justice

 

4.       Racism. It Stops with Me

The Racism. It Stops With Me campaign aims to: ensure more Australians recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community; give more Australians the tools & resources to take practical action against racism and, to empower individuals & organisations to prevent & respond effectively to racism. This campaign flows from the 2011 National Anti-Racism Strategy, led by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with the Departments of A-G's, Social Services and Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia and the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. The Racism. It Stops With Me website includes helpful resources, case studies and the opportunity for signing up individually or as an organisation. To find out more, visit: https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/

 

Thanks again for the meeting in Sydney. Will be in contact soon.

 

Kind regards,

 

John Ferguson

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