Limmud Oz 2016

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The upcoming international conference Limmud Oz is this year being hosted in Melbourne on the 25-27th of June. Abe is providing two dynamic panels on the themes of Aboriginality and Judaism and for the first time ever an interfaith presentation in a predominantly Jewish audience with both an Imam and a Niqab-wearing woman. Sunday, June 26 • 14:45 – 15:45 …

Aboriginal Jewish connections: the legacy of William Cooper – Uncle Boydie Turner and Abe Schwarz

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I would like to draw your attention to a past event that was organised under the auspices of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission. Uncle William’s compassion extended beyond the suffering of his own people. In 1938, he lodged a personal protest against the treatment of European Jews in Nazi Germany, walking from his home in Footscray to the German Consulate, …

National Day of Apology 2016

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Date: 25th February 2016 Time: 11am to 2pm Venue: Apex Park Echuca PROMISE LAND Maya Living Free Healing Association Inc and Aboriginal Christian people of Wollicthica area would like to invite all people to attend in the National Day of Apology to help Commemorate the National Day of Healing by the acknowledging our Ancestor and our Land, who children were …

Jewish Christian Muslim Association Presentation at Kolbe Catholic College

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Courtesy of Kolbe Catholic College: Jewish Christian Muslim Association Presentation On Monday 4 May, students in Years 8 to 11 were privileged to attend a presentation from the Jewish Christian Muslim Association here at the College. The purpose of the talk was to continue to enter into an inter-faith dialogue with members of different faiths and it was a fantastic …

Panel: Exploring The Intersections of Faith and Sexuality and Gender Diversity

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I am happy to announce that I will be moderating an upcoming panel: Join us in this event featuring a panel of people of faith, faith leaders and experts to explore the intersections of faith and sexuality and gender diversity. Themes From a base of human dignity and respect the discussion will explore the following themes: How can religious individuals …

Finalist for 2015 Community HART Awards!

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Uncle Boydie’s Dream Team has been shortlisted for the 2015 Community HART Awards.   http://www.vlga.org.au/What-were-doing/Awards-for-excellence/Community-HART-Award In its 2nd year, the Community HART Awards program has again proven popular, with many high quality nominations making shortlisting a difficult task.   I am pleased to advise that this nomination has been shortlisted and is afinalist for the 2015 Community HART Awards – …

William Cooper Went Down… Way Down To the German Consulate!

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This article appeared in Gesher November 2014 http://ccjvic.org.au/wp-content/themes/gesher/booklet/pdf/Gesher%202015.pdf An Original Interpretation of Why a Yorta Yorta Translation of a Classic Passover Song May Have Inspired a 77-Year-old Aboriginal Elder to Protest… To Save Jewish Lives!   For the past 15 years, I have immersed myself in reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations – and in the process, lived in Echuca and Shepparton, …

Eleven Fingers

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  Innovative internationally-based socially-inclusive musical theatre/arts programme Eleven Fingers provides children and young people, including those from underprivileged and socially isolated communities, the opportunity to actively participate in musical theatre, often for the very first time! These local communities are empowered and galvanised, brought together by participating in a process of developing “an event” – culminating in a Gala public …

Petition for Buckingham Palace

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Courtesy of J-Wire is a report on the petition by the grandson of William Cooper: The grandson of William Cooper, the aboriginal who led the only known private protest against Kristallnacht in 1938 is campaigning to send his grandfather’s petition to the Queen.   Alf Turner (Uncle Boydie) bas launched the initiative to send Queen Elizabeth the petition originally intended …

William Cooper honoured at Yad Vashem by Kevin Rudd

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Albert Dadon’s Australia Israel Leadership Forum will host the largest Australian parliamentary delegation to Israel in December. 17 members of the House of Representatives and Senate will take part in the delegation to be led by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Albert Dadon Labor Ministers participating will include Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, Industry Minister Kim Carr, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Mike …