Past eventVia ZOOM (https://events.humanitix.com/school-not-prison-education-as-prevention-and-pathway-out-of-justice-system)
Marginalization and exclusion, including from school, increases a young person’s risk of getting involved with the criminal justice system. Two in three young people in Australian prisons had been suspended or expelled before their arrest – yet we know school provides the support, structure and purpose young people need to get their lives back on track after making bad decisions and becoming involved with the justice system. School provides a pathway to rehabilitation. But how do we get young people on it?
St Dominic’s Parish, Camberwell invites all to an online forum for parishes, Implementing Laudato Si’ on Tuesday 8 March 2022, from 7.30pm-9.30pm. The forum will focus on how parishes might implement the principles and recommendations found in the encyclical Laudato Si’. It will highlight methodologies and resources that are readily available, and provide a forum for exploring others queries and ideas.
National Conference: Register now for ACRATH’s two-day national conference on 22nd and 23rd of February. Join the online Gathering Voices conference, and hear two outstanding keynote speakers provide a global and Australian perspective on human trafficking.
Past eventSt Peter’s Eastern Hill, 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne
Holding the Light is an ecumenical service where all are invited to remember victims and survivors of family and domestic violence. We stand in solidarity with victims and survivors of domestic violence and remember those who have been killed as a result of domestic violence.
Join an expert panel to explore how pastoral care beneficially informs the provision of a range of services for people with disability – as well as how this approach can potentially inspire the broader health and community services community in new and unexpected ways.
Past eventAcross Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Sunday 19 September has been designated ‘Social Services Sunday’ within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. This is a good day to pray for the 7,000 committed staff and 17,000 volunteers across Victoria in the 43 member organisations of Catholic Social Services Victoria and the 200,000 people they together work to serve each year.
Join us for a free online breakfast briefing on September 9, 8.30am-9.30am (AEST) to hear from a number of incredible panelists will be sharing from a range of perspectives their reflections on the National Summit on Women’s Safety (set to take place 6-7 September 2021).
ACRATH invites all to join its special Conversation Series, with the next to be held via Zoom on Wednesday 25 August 2021. It will feature ACRATH co-founder Louise Cleary CSB and Dr Lisa McDonald, Group Mission Leader with St Vincent’s Health Australia.
Catholic Social Services Victoria is presenting our 2021 program of Mission Inspired Leadership evenings online. The Mission Inspired Leadership program is a professional development opportunity for senior leaders in the Catholic social services and other affiliated organisations within health and education, which focuses on this mission-oriented dimensions of leadership.
Past eventKildara Centre, Rear 41 Stanhope St, Malvern
The Victorian Government’s Yoo-rrook Justice Commission is the first indigenous truth telling inquiry into historical and ongoing injustices against Aboriginal Victorians since colonisation. Sherry Balcombe will speak on its significance to First Nations People, and non-indigenous Australians in an event being organised by Pax Christi and Religions for Peace.
Past eventAsylum Seeker Welcome Centre, 212 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Cultivating a connection to nature can have a huge impact on human health and well-being. Commencing on Wednesday 2nd June, Kevin Heinze Grow will be running free weekly gardening sessions at the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre, 212 Sydney Road, Brunswick for all refugees and people seeking asylum. The gardening sessions will be held each week from 1pm-3.30pm.
Catholic Theological College and University of Divinity are hosting 8 online sessions on ‘Engaging Your Faith’, 11-31 May 2021. This is a series of short sessions offering an opportunity to explore one’s faith through a variety of topics including: Spirituality, Women in the Early Church, Church History, Reading the Church Classics, The Eucharist, and Science and Religious. Choose as many you like. Each session is $20.
Are you looking for a new challenge in 2021, and a way to reset and reconnect with your friends and family? The Great Aussie Hike is proudly supporting Vinnies Victoria this year and registrations are now open until 28th February. Experience the picturesque Gippsland region with a team along the East Gippsland Rail Trail from 30th April and raise money for Victorians in need. There are limited places available.
Pax Christi Australia is hosting a webinar on Sunday 18th April, 2pm-3:30pm featuring Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti. Titled ” A Moment to Dream: Pope Francis’ Pathway to a Better Future”, the gathering is an opportunity for members of parishes, and the wider community, to participate in a conversation on Fratelli Tutti’s vision of a world at peace.
Past eventMelbourne State Library, corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets.
Join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees with individuals and groups who want to welcome people seeking refuge and to treat all those who have arrived with dignity and care. In walking, we show solidarity for the release of all refugees, the end of offshore processing, a call to ‘bring them here’ and grant permanent visas and income support, and to promote family reunion.
Past eventSt Dominic’s Church, 818 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
As part of its response to the social justice statement on mental health that was issued by the Australian Catholic Bishops last year, St Dominic’s Parish in Camberwell is hosting an Ecumenical Mental Health Liturgy in Camberwell at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th March.
Past eventPalace Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Join St Mary’s House of Welcome for a special screening of Nomadland, a contemporary drama directed, written, edited, and produced by Chloé Zhao. The film follows Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman who loses her job during an economic collapse in 2011 and then travels America searching for work. From 6:30pm on Thursday 4th March at Palace Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Past eventAustralian Catholic University (ACU) Fitzroy, Melbourne
CatholicCare Victoria’s Clemente Fitzroy program offers supported tertiary education to adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Semester 1 this year starts on 2nd March and enrolments are now open. It’s a free 2-year Liberal Arts program which includes tutoring and mental health support, with entry into mainstream university upon completion.
Past eventvia Zoom – the link will be included in your confirmation of registration email.
The VCOSS Disaster Recovery Conversation series provides an opportunity for leaders, staff and volunteers of community and social service organisations to network and gain access to in depth expert knowledge on topical issues relating to emergencies and disasters.
The Missionary Sisters of Service’s mission entity, Highways and Byways – A Community of Service has funding of up to $3,000 available to assist people and communities to address disadvantage and inequality particularly in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia. Grants close 23rd February 2021.