Category Archives: Special days

Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

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Earth Day 22 April 2019

See also Season of Creation for resources Earth Day is held on April 22nd each year, first held in 1970. Earth Day was the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who sought a way to place environmental protection on … Continue reading

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World Day of Prayer: 6th March 2020

(held annually, first Friday of March)The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer … Continue reading

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Australia Day resources – various

A very special performance of ‘I Am Australian’ by the students of Broome Primary School. A production of the ABC in collaboration with the Mabu Yawuru ngan-ga language team and Yawuru Traditional Owners of Broome. This short film features the … Continue reading

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Day of Mourning.19Jan2020 (Australia)

The Day of Mourning allows Australians to stand together in remembering the truth of our history and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations. The 15th UCA Assembly in July 2018 endorsed the proposal that … Continue reading

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Dec 3

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This celebration, created by the United Nations, seeks to celebrate the over one billion people worldwide living with some kind of disability. Disability is so natural, that this number … Continue reading

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World Day against child labour – June 12th 2019

The World Day Against Child Labour raises issues about child labour and supply chains. With an estimated 152 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Week 27May-3June

2020 theme: In this together Reconciliation Sunday, 31st May, 2020 “Justice stands at the heart of God. Justice is nothing other than love which seeks to understand, resist and overcome the structure of oppression. Bearing witness to the love of … Continue reading

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Mothers Day resources

A Prayer for Mothers and ChildrenGod be with the MotherWho sits long nights beside those who cannot sleepWho holds in aching arms the hurting childWho carries in her heart the burden of care and worryAnd comforts without wordsGod be with … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day resources

Excellent 2018 article by Geoff Thompson for ANZAC Day. The words “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”, uttered on Anzac Day, have nothing whatsoever to do with war. Wrenched … Continue reading

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