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Jenny Johnston

Jenny Johnston passed away at the Mater Hospital, Newcastle on Saturday 24 September after a long battle with cancer. The funeral service for Jenny was celebrated at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Strathfield Thursday, 29th September 2016.

Jenny was an active and passionate ecumenist serving on the NSW Ecumenical Council for thirty years. Jenny had been integral to the frequent visits to Australia of Br Ghislain and members of the Taizé community.

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OCTOBER
2 Daylight savings begins
2-4 Rosh Hashana
4 Feast of St Francis of Assisi
10 World Mental Health Day
11 International Day of the Girl Child

United Nations Mechanisms Training Day

A training day of learning and sharing, facilitated by Mr Budi Thajono, Asia Pacific Coordinator for Franciscans International.

Learn about the United Nations and how to engage with them on human rights.

Date:          Tuesday 8 November

Where:       Mary Mackillop Place 7-11 Mount Street, North Sydney

Welcome Walk 2016

Welcome to Australia and Settlement Services International (SSI) invites you to be part of the Walk Together 2016. To walk alongside them and the Australian community in demonstration of the spirit of inclusiveness that SSI work tirelessly to achieve.

Date:      Saturday 22 October

WhereWalk from Belmore Park (Central Station) to Victoria Park (Broadway).

Anti Poverty Week

Anti Poverty Week was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.

In 2016 Anti Poverty Week will be held from the 16th to the 22nd of October.

Calendar of Activities in 2016

 

Sydney’s Youth Model Interfaith Harmony, Justice & Compassion to the World

Youth PoWR

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King Jr

In early September over 300 young people from diverse faith backgrounds met in Sydney for the largest interfaith event for young people in Australia. Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) saw youth vote on and commit to a message of common and critical concern; ‘Towards a More Compassionate & Just Society’.

 

A public lecture on the Future of Jewish-Catholic relations

A public lecture on the Future of Jewish-Catholic relations

Two scholars, Fr Philipp Renczes SJ and Rabbi Fred Morgan, will look at the latest Vatican document - The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.

When:        Sunday 30th October 2016 at 3pm to 4pm,

Where:       Simonds Hall, Catholic Leadership Centre 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne (Cnr Hoddle Street)

 

Visit of the WCC Gen Sec

Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit

Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit , General Secretary of the World Council of Churches will visit Australia this month.

From Tuesday 11 until he flies back to Geneva on Monday 17, the General Secretary will have many opportunities for public engagement in most of our Australian capital cities as his schedule permits. 

Susan Lorenzo, Act for Peace

Susan is a very special person who happens to be in a very special position – she gets to work two jobs! For three days of the week she works with the MAC (Marketing and Campaigns) team as the Data Coordinator. Here she works with the team to prepare data files for their campaigns and help report on the results of their work. These reports show what does and doesn’t work and helps guide the team in future decision making.

On the other two days Susan works with the PPT (Programs and Policy) team as their Performance Effectiveness Officer. 

Safe Church Tip

Collaborative Ministry

Collaborative Ministry is recognising the vast expertise and experiences that are involved in the area of safeguarding children, young people and the vulnerable in church contexts. It is recognising the historical achievements and persistence in this area, and the gift it is to us going forward, and it enables a wider scope of influence to build a culture of safe church.

Collaborative ministry brings denominations together to better share resources and cultivate mutual respect for one another; it draws us to work in unity for a common purpose and common goals.