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Language barrier brings people together

Language barrier brings people together

Mitcham, Victoria Language differences can be a great divide, but at Mitcham Baptist Church it has drawn the ‘local’ and the Mandarin speaking Chinese faith communities together.Weekly conversation English classes began at the Church last year with support from the...

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Weaving a new beginning

Weaving a new beginning

Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia Women from the remote Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia went looking in their vast backyard (Kwini Country) and found the makings of a wonderful adventure. They found an abundance of pandanus leaf...

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Gail Worcelo on YouTube: Our Place in the Universe

Gail Worcelo on YouTube: Our Place in the Universe

To tell the story of anything, you have to tell the story of Everything! From the first moment Gail Worcelo from Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont USA, began her talk in Parkes NSW, we knew we were in for something special. In a room beautifully adorned by...

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Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba

Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba

A series of events in Toowoomba has created awareness of the risk of forced marriage of young women and provided support for people in how best to respond. The Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba organised the visit by Liz Payne, a forced marriage expert with ACRATH who...

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Hope grows in safe places

Hope grows in safe places

Bega, New South Wales Establishing a garden bed isn’t a priority for women struggling with family violence or mental health issues. But at the Women’s Resource Centre in Bega there’s a sense of hope that anything’s possible. With support and the talents of three local...

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Taking music to where it matters

Taking music to where it matters

Kangaroo Island, South Australia Kangaroo Island is known for its pristine environment. Its musicians are currently flying under the radar, but that could end if Carmel Batson has her way. Carmel, the youth project officer for Drug and Alcohol with the MOBO Group...

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The family that eats together….

The family that eats together….

Kentish, Tasmania Cassandra Speed isn’t interested in creating complicated meals that feature on television cooking shows. Instead, she focuses on nutrition, budgeting and learning to cook basic meals and bringing families together around the table. Cassandra,...

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Art class unearths possibilities

Art class unearths possibilities

Gawler, South Australia Most art classes might hope to unearth a talent, even genius. But at the Gawler Community House’s art therapy classes success isn’t measured by what is on the canvas. Community house coordinator Sharyn Guy said one of the high points of the...

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