CMN | TALK | The Mormon response to The Book of Mormon | Thursday 15 February 2018 | 1pm

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Guest speaker Alan Fleming from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will share the Mormon response to the play The Book of Mormon.

Where: Bunjil Place in the library, level 2, meeting room 3&4. 

Bookings: not essential, but to assist organisers, please indicate via email your intention.

Casey Multi-Faith Network

MESAC | EXHIBITION | Marine Art at Beaumaris Yacht Club | Saturday 17–Sunday 18 February 2018 | 10am–4pm

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A series of environmental education events to raise awareness of this magnificent centre! Please come along and support this great project.

Artists, Scientists, educators, general public; grandparents, parents, children ….all are welcome!

Where: Beaumaris Yacht Club, Corner Beach & Haydens Roads, Beaumaris VIC 3193

Great activities!
  • Saturday 11am – Aboriginal Sea Country & Local Heritage Walk by Ray Lewis OAM
  • Saturday 3pm – Making Paper Fish with local artist, Diana Pearce
  • Sunday 10am – Children’s sand sculpting with local artist, Betty Knight
  • People’s Choice Awards – prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for artist winners!
Inclusions: Refreshments too.

Who: All welcome! 

Cost: Gold coin donation admission

Considerations: Unfortunately, no wheelchair access

Marine Education Science and Community Centre (MESAC)
Virginia Mosk, Tel: 0408 800 685

Kindly sponsored by MESAC and Bayside Beaches Real Estate

FIN | TALK | The 'D' word: Exploring beliefs and rituals about death | Sunday 25 February 2018 | 1-2.30pm

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An information session on the topic of death. Explore the perspectives, beliefs and rituals of a range of faiths. 

Panellists will include people from various faith groups including Islam, Uniting Church, Baha'i, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Judaism as well as a psychologist speaking on grief and bereavement. The panel will initially present their ideas after which audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel or share thoughts and experiences.

Where: Cube 37, 37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199 (free parking on Baxter street)

Who: All Welcome

Inclusions: Refreshments will be provided

Cost: Free event

Bookings and information: Please click here

The Frankston Interfaith Network
Tel: 03 9784 1851

RSPCA | INVITING | Eat Better from Treating Better

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If animal welfare is important to you, find a cafe or restaurant that's putting humane food on the menu.

Choose Wisely celebrates eating spots that serve humane food. Join hundreds of caf├ęs and restaurants who are already a part of Choose Wisely.

For Customers, this means they’re serving eggs, chicken or pork that have been farmed with animal welfare as a priority.

For Businesses, if your business serves cage-free eggs, higher welfare chicken or higher welfare pork, join in to shout about it!


Choose Wisely
RSPCA Australia (RSPCA)
Post: PO Box 265, Deakin West ACT 2600 Australia
Tel: 02 6282 8300

AET | INVITING | Submissions for Funding 2018 | CLOSE 5pm Friday 6 April 2018

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The Trustee of The Angior Family Foundation is now calling for submissions from income tax exempt charities for grants for specific projects.

The Angior Family Foundation is a perpetual charitable trust established by will, with a portion of the income to be paid to:
  • Charities having as their main purpose the support of the performing arts in Australia
  • Charities as shall be engaged in the provision of medical services or in medical research of any description
To obtain a copy of the application form, please contact AET Services.

Australian Executor Trustees (AET)
on behalf of The Angior Family Foundation
Tel: 1800 036 172 during business hours.

GOVV | ANNOUNCING | Regional Parliamentary Education Programs | April-October 2018

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The Victorian Parliament's outreach team will be visiting 6 regional centres this year to conduct parliamentary education programs for schools.

Who: The programs are for years 5-6 and VCE legal studies students.

Geelong 18-19 April
Horsham 1-2 May
Echuca 30-31 May
Hamilton 29-30 August
Lakes Entrance 12-13 September
Warragul 24-25 October

Schools can email to register and find out more information. Teachers who wish to keep up to date with education resources and programs available from the Victorian Parliament can subscribe to quarterly e-bulletin Springboard by visiting

Also: The Community Engagement and Education Unit provides educational material for students and teachers in the following areas:
Primary and secondary  Victorian Curriculum for years 5 to 10
VCE Legal Studies Units 1 & 3
University and TAFE
Adult education: EAL, VCAL, numeracy and literacy

Community Engagement and Education Unit
Parliament of Victoria

DECC | EAT | Sweets and Savouries | Multicultural and Interfaith Community Lunch | Thursday 1 February 2018 | 12noon-2pm

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Join in this local commemoration of United Nation's World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018.

Where: Darebin Intercultural Centre, 59A Roseberry Avenue, Preston

Who: All welcome!

Cost: Entry is free

Bookings: to contact details below.

Darebin Ethnic Communities Council
Contact: Nalliah Suriyakumaran, DECC Chairperson
Tel: (03) 9478 3737
Mob: 0468 330 113

This event is supported by the Darebin City Council

SMFC | SENIORS SPORT | Walking Football | Starts: Friday 2 February (weekly) | 10-11 am

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An indoor soccer program for adults aged 60 + from diverse backgrounds and participants with a lack of mobility that don't have the opportunity to take part in the beautiful game of football. 

Walking football is about people from all shapes and sizes, getting together, and having a bit of fun. Played in a non-contact, relaxed, social environment, South Melbourne FC will be delivering this brand new initiative.

South Melbourne FC Walking Football Ambassador Jimmy Armstrong invites you to come and give it a try!

How: Just turn up

Cost: $5 pp per session.

Where: Lakeside Stadium, 33/31-33 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park

South Melbourne Football Club
Samuel Tel: 0406 907 073

BIC | COMMEMORATE | Tranquility Zone | Saturday 3 February 2018 | 3.15pm for a 3:30pm start to 4.30pm

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Take time to quite your mind and reconnect with y our spirit in a harmonious and tranquil environment. 

Let's listen to words of wisdom from the world's spiritual traditions and get inspired to transform our lives and our communities with actions that promote unity and betterment of society. The program will consist of readings interspersed with music, followed by discussion and refreshments.

Where: Bendigo Library, 259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Who: All Welcome.

Cost: Free event

Bendigo Interfaith Council
Tel: 03 5400 2922

RfPV | TALK | UN World Interfaith Harmony Lecture 2018 | Tuesday 6 February 2018 | 5.30-7.30pm

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Join keynote speaker Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill in Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organizations

Where: Laby Theatre (L108), Physics Building, Melbourne University (located near Melbourne University's tram stop on Swanston street)

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill OAM B.A., S.T.L., M.Ed., Ph.D, F.A.C.E.L.
Consultant to the Royal Commission on Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations 2015-2017
Chair, Religions for Peace Australia
Educated in Australia and Italy, Desmond Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University, is one of Australia's leading social researchers. In 2006, he was made an honorary fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for his work in immigrant, cross-cultural, interfaith and international education. He currently chairs the Religions for Peace (Australia), and represents Australia on the Asian Conference of Religion and Peace (ACRP). He led Melbourne's successful bid to stage the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions, the world's largest interfaith gathering, and is now its Melbourne Program Director. A member of the Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations (APRO) and of the Victoria Police Multifaith Advisory Council, he is a Club Melbourne Ambassador as part of the “Think Melbourne, Think Victoria” strategy of the Victorian Government.

Cost: This is a free event.

Bookings: online through TryBooking
More information.

Religions for Peace Australia

A collaboration between Religions for Peace Victoria and University of Melbourne Chaplaincy

MPIN | WALK | Listening to the Land (Summer Walk): The Briars, Mt Martha | Saturday 10 February 2018 | 10.30am-1pm

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Listening to the Land is seeking to bring people from different faith and cultural backgrounds together to connect or reconnect with the Land and to be moved to care for the Land.

Our Summer Listening to the Land program will be held at The Briars, Mount Martha on Saturday 10th February, 2018. Program begins at 10.30am and includes an introductory talk, a listening walk, and a meditation. The walk and meditation will be led by Lionel Lauch, a Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man.

We will be walking the 'Kur-Bur-Rer' track (Boonoorong name for Koala) which is approximately 4 kilometres.

The walk will conclude around 1pm followed by a shared afternoon lunch .

Meeting Point: Car Park around 300m from The Briars entry @ 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha

Considerations: BYO Vegetarian food - something easy to share. Plates, cups and drinks will be provided.
Look forward to seeing you there – sunshine or rain.

Cost: The event is by donation.

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network
Judy O’Donnell
Tel: 03 5974 4969
Mob: 0400 088 410

The Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network (MPIN) acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land, the Boonwurrung/Bunurong people, part of the Kulin Nation, and their elders past, present and future.

GOVA | CALL FOR INTEREST | Service Providers: Career Transition Assistance Trials | 2018-2020 | CLOSE 19 February 2018 | 12 noon

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Career Transition Assistance (CTA) aims to help mature age job seekers become more competitive in their local labour market through a 6-8 week program. 

The trials will commence on 2 July 2018 in five CTA Trial Regions: Ballarat VIC, Somerset QLD, Central West NSW, Adelaide South SA and Perth North WA.

Who: Respondents need to demonstrate their experience in successfully delivering services meeting the needs of mature age people in their local communities.

Where: Department of Jobs and Small Business will hold information sessions in the five communities as well as two online webinars.

What: For more information about the trial go to the Career Transition Assistance website

Register Interest: online

Australian Government
Department of Jobs and Small Business

JCCV | WORKSHOP | Preventing Gender Violence by being part of a change | Tuesday 20 February 2018 | 10am-12pm

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An Active Bystander workshop is delivered by trained facilitators.

Lead facilitator: Dr Ree Bodde.

Who: Open to anyone in the community

Where: Beth Weizmann Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield VIC 3162

Cost: FREE Event

Bookings: Registrations & Inquires: David Marlow Registrations ends by 16 February

For more information click here

Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)
Post: 306 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South Vic 3162
Tel: 03 9272 5566

A joint event by JCCV, Think Prevent and Jewish Care

ACM | PERFORMANCE | East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil | Wednesday 21 February 2018 | 7.30pm

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An acclaimed literary and music performance inspired by human rights lawyer Philippe Sands’ prize-winning book East West Street, exploring the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity. 

Focusing on the remarkable, connected stories of his grandfather and three key individuals in the Nuremberg Trials – Cambridge academic Hersch Lauterpacht, Polish prosecutor Raphael Lemkin and Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank – the performance is based on the words, images and music that connected the men, from Bach and Beethoven, to Rachmaninov and Leonard Cohen.

This extraordinary work is narrated by Philippe Sands and award-winning German actress Katja Riemann, accompanied by leading bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and renowned jazz pianist Guillaume de Chassy. It is directed by one of Britain's leading young directors of opera, Nina Brazier.

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)

Cost: $79 per person
All online orders are subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.50 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges. Members Don’t Pay Booking Fees

Bookings: online through Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia
PO Box 7585, St Kilda Rd, VIC, 8004
Administration Tel: (03) 9281 8000
Ticketing Tel: 1300 182 183

In association with Arts Projects Australia and in conjunction with Melbourne Law School

AMWA | LUNCH TALK | The Golden Principles of World Peace | Saturday 24 February 2018 | 11.30am-2.30pm

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A counterpoint to an environment of current adversaries and the delicate state of world affairs. 

Join this inspiring interfaith luncheon bringing together women of all faiths, including parliamentarians and civics to engage in meaningful dialogue and infuse mutual understanding between beliefs.

  • Ruth Stuettgen; Christianity
  • Revathi Balakrishna; Hinduism
  • Amar Kaur; Sikhism
  • Jo Silver; Judaism
  • Saba Janud; Islam

  • 11.30am: Registration
  • 12noon-1pm: Speeches
  • 1.30pm: Lunch

Please Note: This is a WOMEN ONLY event.

Bookings: RSVP by 20 February 2018 to Saleha Usman Tel: 0424 127 422; Email:

Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association (AMWA)
Saleha Usman
Tel: 0424 127 422