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India and the COVID crisis

Statement from the Multifaith Advisory Group

Helping India from Australia

"In this time of pandemic crisis, we are drawn to be compatriots of folk in India". 

"Our Indian Australian sisters and brothers are a major community in our successful multicultural Australia. We feel with them, and for them, as their relatives and the Indian population face the current COVID crisis. ...we compatriots offer our prayers and meditations from our unifying ethic of compassion".

Download the   pdf MAG Statement Helping India Covid 6May2021 (141 KB)

 

Vigil for India

Join faith leaders in Melbourne for an online vigil for the COVID crisis being faced in India and by our Indian communities here in Australia. 

You are invited to light a candle in solidarity at this reflective meditative event, supporting and connecting communities in these difficult times.

When: Tuesday 11 May, 5:00 - 5:45 pm (AEST) via Zoom

Link: http://tiny.cc/vigilforindia

The vigil is organised by the Mutlifaith Advisory Group of Victoria

Download the  image Vigil poster (443 KB) for sharing with your networks.

 

Donations and Appeals 

Please consider donating to one of the following appeals:

ACT FOR PEACE

 

India COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

 
UNICEF  https://www.unicef.org.au/appeals/india-covid-19-crisis    
Caritas https://www.caritas.org.au/donate/emergency-appeals/asia-regional-appeal/    
Uniting World https://unitingworld.org.au/india-covid-19-crisis/   
Sewa International Australia https://www.sewainternational.org.au/other-relief-appeals/india-needs-you-in-covid-19/   
United Sikhs https://unitedsikhs.org/australia-donation/   
UMMA https://www.umma.org.au/donations-funds/   
... with thanks from the National Council of Churches in Australia, the Hindu Council of Australia VIC, the Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria and the Islamic Council of Victoria  

 

 

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