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2020 ATSI Sunday

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced NATSICC to rethink the ways in how we empower Catholics to celebrate our special day. This year, we have modified our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday resources to work in a digital setting. We are also holding the first-ever live-streamed, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass from the St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide from 11.30am EST. The livestream will be available from the NATSICC homepage.

We are inviting everyone around Australia – and the World – to join us on 5 July 2020, as we come ‘Together in the Spirit’ to celebrate the gifts of spirituality and culture. Continue Reading 2020 ATSI Sunday

New dates announced for NAIDOC Week 2020

The November dates follow the decision by the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) to postpone NAIDOC Week from the original July dates due to the impacts and uncertainty from the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across our communities and cities.
The postponement was aimed at protecting our elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues from the disastrous impacts of COVID19.

As cooler weather approaches the need to protect our most susceptible remains.

Further announcements regarding the National NAIDOC Awards and the reactivation of the 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants Round will be made within coming weeks.

The NNC understands that the July dates for NAIDOC may still be acknowledged by communities and organisations, however we are mindful that those celebrations and physical gatherings will still be impacted by the various State and Territory COVID19 restrictions and social distancing measures.

We acknowledge the commitment and tireless work of the many State, Territory, regional and local NAIDOC Committees, organisations and individuals whose passion each year makes NAIDOC Week an outstanding success.

We thank you for your understanding and working with us during these uncertain times.

The NNC are continuing to work with our partners and key stakeholders to make NAIDOC Week 2020 a suitable and fitting celebration of #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe Continue Reading New dates announced for NAIDOC Week 2020

LIFELINK WINTER APPEAL 2020: An opportunity to be a disciple of Christ

    Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB urged the community to think about people living on the streets, struggling with drug or alcohol addictions, battling mental health issues or in financial crisis during this time of COVID-19 pandemic and during the winter months. The Perth Archbishop encouraged the community to help these groups of people by… Continue Reading LIFELINK WINTER APPEAL 2020: An opportunity to be a disciple of Christ

Intl Day of UN Peacekeepers_Friday, 29th May 2020

  www.un.org International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29th May Background The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/129, designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This is the date when in 1948 the first UN peacekeeping mission named the “United Nations Truce Supervision Organization”, or UNTSO, began operations in Palestine. On this… Continue Reading Intl Day of UN Peacekeepers_Friday, 29th May 2020

Beginning of National Reconciliation Week_27th May 2020

    2020 National Reconciliation Week Theme Announced In this Together   By Reconciliation Australia  Posted January 21, 2020 Reconciliation Australia today announced the theme for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 is In This Together.     Chief Executive Officer, Karen Mundine, said that Australia’s ability to move forward as a nation relies on individuals, organisations and communities… Continue Reading Beginning of National Reconciliation Week_27th May 2020

National Sorry Day_Tuesday, 26th May 2020

  National Sorry Day: An important part of healing By Reconciliation Australia National Sorry Day is held on 26 May each year to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations. Charles Passi, a Dauareb tribesman from the Mer Island group in the Torres Straits, and Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation shares his… Continue Reading National Sorry Day_Tuesday, 26th May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2020

  www.un.org The Orto Sole cooperative farm in Fiumicino and Torrimpietra, Italy, is located in a protected historical site made of sandy soils, which requires the optimization of the use of water resources in order to preserve soil structure and address the pitfall of weeds, pests and pathogens. The firm also adopts climate adaptation techniques,… Continue Reading International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2020

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2020

  www.un.org Why does cultural diversity matter? Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2020

International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2020

  www.un.org During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. UN Photo (1982) Background Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the… Continue Reading International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2020

Laudato Si’ Week 2020_16th-24th May 2020

www.laudatosiweek.org Pope Francis invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week   It’s the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’   How will you celebrate?   Join Pope Francis and take the next step in your Laudato Si’ journey. Commit to an ambitious action that grows your response to “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” No matter… Continue Reading Laudato Si’ Week 2020_16th-24th May 2020

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