Refugee Week 2016: Meet Khadijeh

Khadijeh’s Story Words by Louise Mackay Khadijeh had been living in Iran her whole life. She was born there. Her family was from Afghanistan; they had fled their war-torn country before she was born and they had made a life in Iran. However, in 2010 the Iranian government decided the Afghani and Iraqi people were

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Manning Valley Anglican College: Student Awarded Aboriginal Student of the Year

Maddison West’s dedication rewarded THE inaugural Aboriginal Student of the Year for Myall Lakes is Maddison West from Manning Valley Anglican College. The new annual award recognises young people who demonstrate leadership within their school and local community. Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead presented Maddison with the award at his annual leadership breakfast. “Maddison is an

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Samaritans Launches Winter Appeal to Support Region’s Vulnerable

Launching the Samaritans Winter Appeal, CEO Peter Gardiner has called on the local community to show their support for vulnerable groups, such as young people and the unemployed. Mr Gardiner said, “Earlier this year, the Hunter was identified as having one of the highest unemployment rates in Australia. Coupled with this, we know that many

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ABM: Economic Empowerment in the Philippines

Fancy a healthy snack? If you were in the Philippines, specifically Barangay Nayon in Lamut, Ifugao Province, ABM would highly recommend the Taro chips made by Dolores Bayucca and her colleagues. At 53 years old, Dolores is the chair of the women’s group at St John’s Mission in Nayon. These women have come together to

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Freedom from Fear: Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Khadijeh’s Story Words by Louise Mackay Khadijeh had been living in Iran her whole life. She was born there. Her family was from Afghanistan; they had fled their war-torn

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Mission To Seafarers Need Our Donations

The Mission to Seafarers need your generous donation of clothing. The Mission to Seafarers are getting a little low on clothes for the seafarers. Their free clothing is very popular and appreciated by the seafarers. The racks are looking a little bare! So if you have some clothing to donate, take it over. They are open 10am to 10pm.

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Tasmanian Anglican Disaster Fund – Flood Appeal

Severe flooding and storm damage is affecting Tasmanians in many parts of the State, especially in the North and North-West. The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has launched an appeal to help those in greatest need with relief and recovery. There has been tragic loss of life, damage to property and serious disruptions to livelihoods, as

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