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Messy Peacemaking

Canberra Event: The Messy Challenges To Peacemaking Public Meeting with Sarah Thompson, International Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, with the topic “Dealing With The Messy Challenges to Peacemaking In Environments of Fear Sparked By Terrorist Activity” – This is an open meeting held at St. Marks National Theological Centre (15 Blackall St, Barton) in […]

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Live With Us For Two Weeks

Hey Why Not Invite Some Friends And Come And Live In Our Community This two-week residential experience creates a space for a small group of people from any (or no) faith tradition to explore spirituality, community and compassion together with people from the Waiters Union in West End, Brisbane. Connect with others who want to […]

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Witnessing Gaza

Witnessing Gaza: Actions, Readings, Community, and Prayer As we compose this newsletter a 72 hour cease fire is in effect. We pray that this latest outbreak of death and destruction has ceased. We also allow ourselves to hope that the horror and outrage expressed across the world will serve to move governments to act to […]

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Opportunity To Get InDEEP

‘Join us in India for seven weeks exploring an on-the-ground grass-roots Christian response to poverty, violence and oppression.’ Dave Andrews TEAR-DEEP-Brochure-2015 IndiaDEEP

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Meet Dave At Conference In Germany

Dave Andrews is speaking for a week at the Christian Community Development Conference, in Stuttgart Germany from May 19th to May 23rd  http://www.ccdnetwork.de/index.php/en/programme-overview  

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Give The Gift Of Refuge

Refugee Tri Nguyen marches on Canberra with a boat for better treatment of asylum seekers. You are invited to help walk (or run) from Brunswick to Canberra (EASTER 2014) to deliver a gift: a boat, to parliament. Tri Nguyen walks to Canberra to say thank you for the kindness he received as a refugee. Photo: Angela Wylie […]

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Devotions & Connections Matter

What Motivates People of Faith to Serve Thy Neighbor? Studies Find Prayer, Beliefs, Social Ties All Matter Posted: 01/09/2014 10:55 am What motivates religious individuals to volunteer at a community food bank, or to care for the sick or to build houses and schools for neighbors in their community and across the world? Is it […]

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Be The Change – Global Campaign

As you may by now be aware, BE THE CHANGE is a global public awareness campaign that seeks to inspire and celebrate citizen action, and thereby raise awareness about civic space, the importance of it and our need to protect it. The BE THE CHANGE website is now live and ready for your stories of citizen action! This platform will serve […]

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Come For Two Weeks In December

Community Orientation Course (Two weeks) Come and join us in West End, Brisbane, Australia for two weeks in December. The course is a two-week, grass-roots, face-to-face, show-and-tell, do-it-and-discuss-it intro to Christ-centred community work. A range of inputs from people involved with aborigines, refugees and people with dis-abilities in the neighbourhood. Most of the time participants […]

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Pope’s Message To Muslims

To Muslims throughout the World It gives me great pleasure to greet you as you celebrate Id al-Fitr, so concluding the month of Ramadan, dedicated mainly to fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It is a tradition by now that, on this occasion, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends you a message of good wishes, together […]

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A Plan To Save Asylum Seekers

We need to take action immediately to save the lives of desperate people coming to us for protection. Our eight point action plan would give people seeking asylum across the region less reason to board dangerous boats and can be adopted immediately. WHAT ARE THE GREENS DOING TODAY? The Greens have a plan that is legal, respects […]

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Vigil To Close Guatanamo

July 13 White House Vigil to Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers–Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention Over 106 Prisoners on Hunger Strike, 45 Force Fed When: Friday, July 13, 2013, Noon – 1:00 p.m. Where: White House-North side on Pennsylvania Ave. “Where is the world to save us from torture? Where is the world to […]

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