JCMA | Friendship Walk | Sunday 6 November 2016 | Arrive 1.45pm for 2pm start

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Spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill between a church, synagogue and a mosque.

Start with a prayer of peace and reflections and then learn about some of the history and traditions of each of the places we visit. Congregating at St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church we will walk across the road to the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue and then onto to the Albanian Mosque in Carlton North.

Scheduled Program
1.45pm for 2.00pm | St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church
15 Gisborne Street (corner of Albert Street) East Melbourne
Please arrive at 1.45pm and meet in the car park beside the church at St Peters Eastern Hill
Walk Registration | Welcome by Rabbi Ralph Genende, JCMA President and Father Hugh Kempster
2.30pm | East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
488 Albert street, East Melbourne
Rabbi Dovid Gutnick    
3.50pm | Albanian Mosque
765 Drummond St., Carlton North VIC 3054
Imam Dr Bekim Hasani

Map of Walking Route
For further details and a map of the planned walking route go to ‘Walking Maps”.

Limited Mobility Assistance
A minibus is available from St Peters Anglican Church for people with genuine mobility issues who cannot walk the distance thanks to Jewish Care who have generously provided a minibus. Seats are limited, bookings essential please call Ginette on 03 9272 5579 for availability. At this time wheelchair access may be limited at some of the venues and on the minibus.

Cost: Free

Bookings: online through EventBrite

Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia
Ginette Everest, Executive Officer
Tel: (03) 9287 5590 or 0400 211 221
Twitter:  using #JCMAwalk and #JCMAfriendship.

JCMA is proudly supported by the Islamic Council of Victoria, Victorian Council of Churches and Jewish Community Council of Victoria.

SMFF | Finding Common Ground | 5th Anniversary Celebration | Thursday 20 October 2016 | 4-5pm

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We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate

Join this opportunity to:
  • Acknowledge Indigenous artist Arbup Peters for his valued ‘Wurundjeri Wominjeka’ Multi Faith Facility art work
  • reflect on small steps taken over the five years since Swinburne University provided a generous Multi Faith Facility space for people of all faith & views to meditate, dialogue, reflect, be silent & grow in understanding
  • consider ways in which we might work together in finding common ground to engage the challenges of our time.
Where: Level 2 The George – Wakefield Street, Hawthorn (two minute walk from Glenferrie Station)

Consider: Staying for Light refreshments to follow

Bookings: RSVP

Swinburne Multi-Faith Facility
Swinburne University Chaplaincy

REPORT | MPIN | Annual Silent Interfaith Retreat | 5pm Friday 7 October - 5pm Saturday 8 October 2016

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The Well of Being - an invitation to journey together in silence and stillness, with a focus on deep listening and sharing our common thread of humanity to bring peace, not only within but together.

Upon arrival, each participant was warmly welcomed and allocated separate single room with ensuite for retreat duration.

Where: Brahma Kumaris Retreat Centre, 83-89 Stotts Lane, Frankston South.

Upon arrival, each participant was warmly welcomed and allocated separate single room with ensuite for retreat duration.

Bringing a symbol that spoke to theme 'The Well of Being' each participant had opportunity to explain their symbol and explanation in smaller workshop groups.

Different meditations or contemplations were led by specialists in their diverse range of activities. Of particular note, the smoking ceremony, bush medicine walk, didgeroo meditation and art workshop was led by Gunditjamara Elder, Uncle Lionel Lauch.

All meals were deliciously vegetarian and prepared by the Brahma Kumaris. Volunteers living on premises or helping with the retreat follow a Brahma Kumaris spiritual lifestyle.

Post silence debrief had all attendees reporting a feeling a space of wellness and renewal of body, mind and spirit.

This Interfaith Retreat is an annual opportunity for people from various faith traditions to join together in shared prayer, meditation and contemplation. Reflecting on how we can foster peace and compassion in our own lives and in the life of our world. The retreat was a silent retreat, beginning and ending with a time of shared conversation.

On behalf of Buddhist Council Victoria Interfaith (bINTER) and Glen Eira Interfaith Network (GEIFN), thankyou to Hosts, Guests and Presenters for inspiring embodiment of harmonious gathering and co-existence. A skilful presentation, organisation and deserved collective pride, received with gratitude.

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network
Sandy Kouroupidis
Tel: 0412-670-369

The Interfaith Retreat is sponsored by the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network (MPIN) 

VMC | REPORT | Victoria's 2016 #DiversityHeroes | Thursday 13 October 2016

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Annual Victorian Awards acknowledging, presenting and celebrating outstanding achievements of people and organisations who actively support and promote cultural diversity.

Recipients of Victoria's Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2016 were recognised at a special ceremony held at Government House Thursday 13 October, from 6.30pm.

This year saw over 170 nominations across 12 categories, including the introduction of two new award categories to recognise young people making a difference to multicultural Victoria and innovative projects which contribute significantly to social cohesion in our state.

Read the official report.

Victorian Multicultural Commission

PWR | CALL | International Day of the Girl | Tuesday 11 October 2016

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Dignity, human rights, and inhumane treatment of women and girls across the globe demands that we, people of faith and conscience, be unflinchingly clear on both the challenge and what our commitments must be to this cause.

The United Nations International Day of the Girl is a day declared in 2011:
to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
The Parliament Declaration for the Dignity and the Human Rights of Women can be used as a guide in this work.

Please read it, and read it again, and join us in global collaboration between the Parliament of the World's Religions, the Charter for Compassion Women and Girls and Sistrum Spirit. In this spirit, Faith in Women was held Friday 14 October to discuss what's grown in the past one year since the historic Inaugural Women's Assembly of the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions.

The details on how to join our collaborative global call, "The Role of Compassion in Owning Our Feminine Authority".

In Peace,
Larry Greenfield, Executive Director
Parliament of the World's Religions

Parliament of the World's Religions
70 East Lake Street, Suite 205 Chicago, IL 60601

This Call is hosted by our partners at the Charter for Compassion and made possible by the generosity of Charter Partners: S.A.R.A.H., Million Mamas Movement, Hope In Life Foundation, Mindfulness 4 Mothers

PPLS | TALK | Adapting History into film with Lawrence Johnston | Thursday 27 October | 6.30-7.30pm

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Join this discussion from award winning film director and writer Lawrence Johnston, creator of a number of stunning and important cinematic documentaries. 

A discussion about the process of adapting history into film through the examination of his best known films:

  • Eternity which explores Sydney’s infamous Mr Eternity
  • Fallout - about the writing of Nevil Shute’s famous novel On The Beach
  • Neon - a documentary about the amazing invention which covered a nation in neon signs; 
  • and his current project Tullaree - a film about the mysterious ‘Ladies of the Swamp’ of South Gippsland.

Where: St Kilda Library

Bookings: Online through EventBrite.
Event booked out? Put your name down to be notified if a space becomes available. Just select ‘Add to Waitlist’ on the Eventbrite listing page. You’ll need to do this for each person you want to add to the list.
Need to cancel? Please let us know if you can no longer make your booking. We get a lot of people on the waitlist who might miss out if you can’t come.

Port Phillip Library Service
City of Port Phillip
Tel: 9209 6655

REPORT | GEIFN | GOES | Tanderrum | Wednesday 5 October 2016 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Tanderrum (the Kulin National Ceremony) is a celebration of the ground we stand on, practices and people whose Ancestors walked it before our time.

To open Melbourne Festival 2016, five clans of Kulin Nation came together to commemorate Tanderrum. A millennially old ceremony managing change, welcoming visitors to Country, purposeful congregation and keeping all safe and in harmony.

In times of plenty, Tanderrum (large gatherings) occurred between different language groups for trade, initiation, marriage exchange, discuss politics, have a celebratory feast and rekindle honoured friendships. The central Fire is made from flora provided by host and also symbolically brought from the visitors's locales. Assembled Elders met together to open proceedings and each then invited their clan of Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung or Taungurung to join, performing their group's offering. Showcasing specialities each clan is traditionally known for.

Traditionally oral histories recall events estimated to be 10,000 years old. This presentation includes songs and dances from different clans, a Sacred Sand Circle and experience of creation, generation, immersion of smoke offering blessings, initiations, protections. Touched by smoke, participants promise to uphold Bunjil Lore, learning history and respecting people, land and ways of Bunjil (Creator Eagle).

Sung in traditional languages, narrated and explained by Uncle Jack Charles and performed by cross-generation, enthusiastic and exciting cast of many. Facilitated by Ilbijerri, a leading Australian and long-running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Company.

On behalf of Buddhist Council Victoria Interfaith (bINTER) and Glen Eira Interfaith Network (GEIFN), thankyou to Hosts, Guests and Presenters for inspiring demonstration of what harmonious gathering and co-existence is. A momentus presentation, skilful organisation and deserved collective pride, received with gratitude.

Ilbijerri Theatre Company
Arts House, Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Tel: 9329 9097

With support from Melbourne Festival, Barday Foundation, VicHealth, Newsboys Foundation and Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.

CAAU | CELEBRATE | National Carers Week | 16-22 October 2016

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Australia counts on Carers

It is estimated that the unpaid carers of Australia spend an incredible 36 million hours every week providing care and support to members of family, friends and community who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, frail or elderly.

Over the course of a year, carers' effort have been valued at $60.3 billion.

To show your support, visit

Carers Australia
Tel 1800 242 636

Check out the website for Carer Resources, Multilingual Support, Workshops and Mingles in your area.
Carers Victoria:

National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia and funded by the Australian Government

VMC | RESEARCH REPORT | Humanitarian Arrivals in Melbourne | 2014-2016

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Originally a small scoping study, the Humanitarian Arrivals and Health Services research project was developed in 2014 to identify the location of humanitarian arrivals across Melbourne and the availability of health services that address their needs. 

The research was developed in response to a lack of available evidence and demographic data on humanitarian entrants within Victoria and quickly grew, taking over two years to complete.
The Humanitarian Arrivals and Health Services research report is now online, with spatial and qualitative research, key findings and recommendations for future policy and practice regarding newly arrived communities.

Download the extended report, summary report and postcard byvisiting the Community Indicators website.

Victorian Multicultural Commission

This research was developed in partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Melbourne and representatives of government, health and settlement services to build evidence about recent humanitarian arrivals across northern and western metropolitan Melbourne.

REPORT | GEIFN | GATHERS | Being Peace | A local UN International Peace Day observance | Engaging Inner and Outer Peace Workshop | Sunday 25 September 2016 | 2-4pm

A small determined group explored 2 hours of yoga, meditation and inner peace building.

Organizer is pleased to report results of Glen Eira Interfaith Network's commemoration of UN International Peace Day.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". Mahatma Ghandi
As part of the event and to show support for every day peace makers benefitting countless others, funds were raised for nominated charities.

Total Donations Raised (incl pledges): $1,000 shared equally between 5 charities. A big thankyou to those who participated with presence and, in case of not being able to attend, support to the endeavour by making donations in kind or in absentia.

Recipient Charities:
-- Ardoch Youth Foundation Rec #195320469
-- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Rec #0080618
-- Koorie Heritage Trust Inc Rec #195329279
-- Meditation in Victorian Primary Schools, Buddhist Instruction Program Rec #GEFIN BEING PEACE
-- Parliament of World's Religions Rec #66448753D00021059

Feel welcome to download the official electronic souvenir Guide (PDF) from the day. Thankyou for the Patience with the size (approx 2MB).

Venue Sponsor: Body Moves, 107 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield Junction

On behalf of Buddhist Council Victoria Interfaith (bINTER) and Glen Eira Interfaith Network (GEIFN), thankyou to all who Peace Make for making a positive difference in your piece of the world, received with gratitude.

Caretaker: Carey 0438 371 488

REPORT | CSM | UN International Peace Day | ASCOT VALE | DINNER TALK|Tuesday 20 September 2016 | 6-8.30pm

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A family friendly and a very festival celebration brought together diverse Multifaith, Multicultural and Community Groups. There was a children's program that included making Peace Day posters, proudly displayed on the main stage.

Assembling in the foyer, the guests introduced each other, making new friends or renewing acquaintances  before sitting down and enjoying scrumptious, colourful Indian-inspired vegetarian meal.

Program Speakers
Master of Ceremony Dr Sonia Singh
Skilful hospitality radiated from the lectern to make all assembled at ease and smooth proceedings.

Special Guest Uncle Boydie Turner
Welcome to Country by Uncle Ian Hunter
An inspired welcome to place, people and belonging and how bright a future looks, when we put the past behind us to work, live and play together in a spirit of kinship.

Feature Performance by Kate Ceberano
A well known Australian performer, Kate enthralled audience with her energy, easy rapport with band in their 2nd public outing and generosity of spirit.

Keynote Speech by Abdi Aden
A civil-war witness and refugee camp survivor, eventually landed to Australia and set about the task of learning English and building a life. Studying and working as a social worker, his story is shared energetically as a public speaker and creates inspirational reading in his just published book Shining.

Guest Interfaith Musician Dya Singh
Accompanied by his daughter, sang from a wonderful array of traditions. A highlight is a particular song that includes key phrases of peace from many major spiritual traditions.

Guest Performer Andrew Williams
Andrew's wonderful guitar playing and singing through standards old and new were a wonderful world to conclude the official formalities.

Post-event, guests were invited to take dessert, chat with hosts or with Internal Youth for Peace team.

On behalf of Buddhist Council Victoria Interfaith (bINTER) and Glen Eira Interfaith Network (GEIFN), thankyou to Hosts, Guests and Presenters for inspiring demonstration of what peace looks like. A memorable presentation, skilful programming, food and collective pride, received with gratitude.

Church of Scientology Melbourne
Maria Meilak, Community Projects Coordinator
231-251 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale Vic 3032
Tel: 9654 8655

A collaboration with Melton Interfaith Network

GOVV | CELEBRATION | Paralympians Homecoming | Wednesday 5 October 2016 | From 11am

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Come along for an opportunity to meet our Paralympians and welcome home from Rio.

Where: Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne

From 11am: Entertainment
From 11.45am: Parade and formalities

State Government of Victoria
A collaboration with Australian Paralympic Committee 

JCMA | Friendship Walk | Sunday 6th November 2016 | (Arrive 1.45pm) 2pm Start

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Come along on Sunday 6th November 2016 and spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill between a church, synagogue and a mosque.

Starting at St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church we will walk across the road to the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue and then onto to the Albanian Mosque in Carlton North.   We will start with a prayer of peace and reflections and then learn about some of the history and traditions of each of the places we visit.

Meeting Place & Planned Walking Route
  • 2.00pm | St Peters Eastern Hill – Father Hugh Kempster, 15 Gisborne Street (corner of Albert Street) East Melbourne, google maps:
  • 2.30pm | East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue – Rabbi Dovid Gutnick
  • 488 Albert street, East Melbourne, google maps:
  • 3.50pm | Albanian Mosque – Imam Dr Bekim Hasani, 765 Drummond St., Carlton North, google maps
For further details and a map of the planned walking route go to ‘Walking Maps” webpage:  Please arrive at 1.45pm and meet in the car park beside the church at St Peters Eastern Hill.

Bookings: online through EventBrite

Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA)
Ginette Everest
Tel: (03) 9287 5590
Mob: 0400 211 221
Facebook and Twitter with #JCMAwalk

SF | FESTIVAL | SalamFest 2016 | Muslim Film & Arts Festival | Melbourne | 1-2 October 2016

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SalamFest is a unique event showcasing Muslim's creative contribution to the Victorian community. 

The Islamic culture and traditions are based on the universal values of love and compassion promoting peace, unity and equality. Join in the celebration of Victoria's diverse cultural heritage through the arts and culture of Australian Muslims.

SalamFest includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional performances, film, poetry, literature and much more.

This exciting weekend festival includes:

Muslim Film Festival @ State Library Victoria

Day 1 | Saturday 1 October | 4-10pm

Showcasing short films from across the Muslim world: including Palestine, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Australia.

Muslim Arts Festival @ Melbourne Town Hall

Day 2 | Sunday 2 October | 6-9pm 

Presenting the talents of contemporary international and local performers, poetry and music. Also featuring Whirling Dervish, international dance troupes, spoken word poetry, Rumi recitals, fusion music plus more!

Bookings/Info: online through EventBrite


The SalamFest is a project of The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV)

VCC | FORUM | Christian Perspectives on Treaty, Sovereignty and Constitutional Recognition | Wednesday 9 November 2016 | (Arrive 6.45pm) 7-9pm

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Come and hear the wisdom and perspectives from indigenous leaders and Church leaders from within our Churches. 

Open to anyone to attend – please bring your questions for the Q&A!

Keynote Speakers:
  • Mr. Stuart McMillan, President, Uniting Church in Australia
  • Rev. Ken Sumner, Ngarrindjeri man and Victorian State Director, Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress

Panel Speakers include:
  • Brooke Prentis, a descendant of the Waka Waka people, Salvation Army;
  • Vicki Clark, Mutthi Mutthi / Wemba Wamba woman, previous co-ordinator Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Melbourne and Member Interim Treaty working party Victoria;
  • Rev. Glen Loughrey, Wiradjuri man, artist and priest-in-charge of St Oswald’s Anglican Church in Melbourne;
  • Adam Frogley, Taungerong/Woi-Wurrung man from the Yarra Valley region of Victoria. Adam will give a grass roots perspective.
Master of Ceremony: Rev. Alistair Macrae, Minister, Wesley Uniting Church

Where: Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Bookings: RSVP ESSENTIAL; Tel: (03) 9251 5266; Facebook

Victorian Council of Churches
VCC Social Questions Commission
Administration: Nicholas Tsigos
Causeway House (4th Floor), 306 Little Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000
Tel: (03) 9650 4511

SF | RESEARCH REPORT | Australians Today

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Australians Today documents the outcomes from the largest survey of its kind, outlining public opinions to migration and settlement.

The survey was undertaken by more than 10,000 respondents and also included feedback from over 50 focus groups. Resulting data informs better understanding about views of those on different visa types, across different religions, ethnicities and age groups.
Some of the key findings highlight that freedom, democracy and our standard of living are equally important to those born in Australia and recent migrants. 
Although there are a number of positives in the results, discrimination continues to be an issue and for some segments of the population this is highly problematic.

See summarised findings, watch videos or download the report

Scanlon Foundation

This research was undertaken for the Scanlon Foundation by Professor Andrew Markus of Monash University in conjunction with the Australian Multicultural Foundation. It continues to add further depth to our Annual Mapping Social Cohesion Research and to inform the work of the Foundation. 

CMFN | White Ribbon Day | Hum Tum | Thursday 17 November 2016 | 7-9pm

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Hum Tum is a task force set up to create awareness about respectful relationships and gender equality within the Indian community in Australia.

Where: Room 7, City of Casey Council, Magid Drive, Narre Warren

Cost: Free Event. All Welcome

Casey Multi-Faith Network

This event is supported by the City of Casey

TUGG | Bringing your favourite movies to the big screen for community fundraising

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A web-platform that enables individuals and organisations to host special movie events in their local theatres. 

Offerings include critically acclaimed Australian documentaries Chasing Asylum, Gayby Baby, Zen and the Art of Dying and Coming Out to Play.

Tugg Australia is operated under an exclusive license arrangement with Leap Frog Films. Through Tugg, you can share a wide variety of films with your local community!

How Tugg Works:
Connecting communities with fundraising needs to movies and their local participating cinemas:

  • Step 1 Fill out the Event Request Form to pick the film, date, time, and place for your screening. Tip: Your ideal event date is 4 to 5 weeks from registering your event.
  • Step 2 The theater approves the request, and you can begin selling tickets on your personalised Event Page.
  • Step 3 Sell enough tickets before the event deadline to confirm your screening. If you don’t meet this “Threshold,” no one will be charged and your event will be called off.
  • Step 4 Sit back and enjoy the movie with your community! You’ll make 5% of the ticket sales.
Tugg is a non-curated platform open to all filmmakers and producers to share their films with Australian audiences. Neither Tugg nor Leap Frog Films endorses any of the films or opinions contained within.

Is there a film that isn’t currently in our catalogue that you would like to screen? Please let us know at

Tugg Australia

RCA | INCURSION | Learn from a refugee | Melbourne

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Meeting with people who have lived the refugee experience. Hearing firsthand on the courage and contribution that it takes. 

The Refugee Council's Face to Face program includes a representative from RCOA and a speaker of refugee background who present to students, teachers and other interested groups about the refugee experience. Speakers share their personal stories and provide students the opportunity to learn about the refugee experience firsthand -and ask all those questions that are gnawing away.

Who: If you are in a school. community group or private organisation in Melbourne.

The Refugee Council of Australia
410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 2010, NSW Australia
Tel: (02) 9211 9333

FORUM | Community Workers | Common Legal Issues and Processes | 3 Locations

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One-day training sessions will cover a range of legal topics and processes relevant to community workers and their work with clients. 

Fitzroy Legal Service, Eastern Community Legal Centre, and St Kilda Legal Service, are hosting three forums across Melbourne for community workers.

Topics will include:
  • Assisting clients in court
  • Police powers
  • Sentencing and therapeutic jurisprudence Tenancy law
  • Family violence and intervention orders
  • Includes full day training and catering. 
  • An AASW endorsed CPD activity, members can claim CPD points for their participation.
The forums will be held in Fitzroy, St Kilda and Ringwood. Choose the location that best suits you.

Cost: Registration $70.

Bookings: through Eventbrite links below

GEIFN | Media Mix | October

Approx 5 min reads

Melissa Eddy explores an example of the still unfolding human cost of past segregation, forced encampment and unjust treatment of a targeted ethnic group revealing "'This is the final chapter'; Aid slow to keep up with Holocaust survivors' needs" via The Canberra Times

Bianca Hall explores leadership reconciling past wrongs, valuing diversity, and showing how working together brings deeper understanding for a greater benefit as "Psychologists issue official apology to Aboriginal people" via The Canberra Times

Amy Middleton explains what it is like to receive hate speech, understanding the ignorance and strengthening resolve to overcome as "Editor of Archer Magazine responds to online abuse" via The Canberra Times

Jim Bright opins on a time-proven noble human quality to overcome "The problem with perfection" via The Age

Peter Craven salutes the life of "Inga Clendinnen, the rarest kind of figure in Australian intellectual and literary life" via The Sydney Morning Herald

Aubrey Perry explores "Attitudes to same-sex marriage show our Garden of Eden has values from the dawn of time" via The Canberra Times

Barney Zwartz explores divine musical attitudes, composition, views and creation, lyricising that "The power of music is a path to God" via WA Today

Lee Tulloch shines a light on a view from a wheelchair when "Travelling with a disability: Paralympics shows the possibilities" via

Neelima Choahan writes of an unintended consequence of living away from extended family and both parents working as "Employers step in to ease parents' school holiday headache" via The Age

Neil McMahon dispels a few myths about Australian model families advocating for public respect, individual healing and familial equality in "Q&A recap: Magda Szubanski and Jimmy Barnes take on politicians" via WA Today

Darren Gray writes of a regional success public service story when "Record-breaker Gwenda Allgood took shot at politics after netball court stand-off" via The Age

James Massola and Dave Sweeney salute the life of "Bill Williams, passionate for improved health outcomes for Aboriginal people" via The Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Richards critiques Ian Michael and Seanna van Helten's work as "Hart review: powerful work tells inside story of Stolen Generations" via The Sydney Morning Herald

Benjamin Law advocates the benefits of televising supportive inclusiveness, citing "Diversity doesn't happen 'naturally'" via The Canberra Times

Carolyn Rance explores how collaborative approach, sharing understandings can heal historical divisions "Creating Change program aims to build resistance to extremist thinking" via The Sydney Morning Herald

Fergus Hunter shines a light on increased representation of leading qualities pointing to brighter future "In historic gathering, nation’s Indigenous MPs reject hate and vow to work together" via The Canberra Times

Fiona Scott-Norman engaged approach to offsetting hate-speech is replacing personal ignorance in favour of informed friendliness and experience, calling "Let's stop driving blindly on Muslim stereotypes" via The Age

David Wilson interviews Patricia McMillan, anti-twaddle campaigner, who espouses "A playful attitude is good for business" via The Age

Hannah Francis shines a light on a living artist, spiritual healer and inspiring exemplar - "Joseph Tawadros: pickin' up oud vibrations" via The Brisbane Times

Stephanie Bunbury explores "Life, Animated a small boy, the little mermaid and a happily ever after" via The Sydney Morning Herald

Nicholas Wade explores hidden secrets from the past are being revealed as "Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Biblical Scroll" via WA Today

Approx 20min presentations

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception

Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change

Approx 5 min presentation

Kate Ceberano - Change

Street Jives
Approx 2 min presentation

Sesame Street - Spanish Me, English Me

Science Shows
Approx 3 min presentation

Dylan Parker - Understanding invisible forces through flight science and paper planes