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Linking Hearts Ambassador Program launch

On Tuesday 19 March 2019, Linking Hearts officially launched the first group of Linking Hearts Ambassadors Program, a program that was announced at the Muslim Women Association’s 35th Anniversary Dinner in November 2018 with the appointment of Mr. Graham Richardson, media commentator, as the first Linking Hearts Ambassador. The Linking Hearts Ambassador Program is an alliance of male ambassadors who use individual and/or combined resources, knowledge and expertise to positively impact the sphere of Domestic and Family Violence in Australia; the goal is to end Domestic and Family Violence in Australia. On the day, Ambassadors, wearing the Linking Hearts...

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Dutton and co.

Later this morning, after reading today‘s Saturday Paper (June 29th-July 6th), and the cellophane wrapping has many uses in the kitchen, I will join others to commemorate a long-running catastrophe, the so-called NT ‘intervention’, or, more accurately, reinvasion. And to celebrate the resistance to it among First Nations people. It does not surprise me that Dutton lies constantly: ‘No truth in Dutton’s medivac rhetoric.’ He is like the people that my father left Europe to get away from. Except they spoke German, as did my father. They have a special word in Germany for deceptions designed to maintain power: ‘Schweinerei’… pig-work. My apologies for demeaning pigs in this way. This, what you do, is the real value of journalism; highlighting the abuse of power, not just retailing the lies that politicians have come up with. The next step is for us to act as concerned citizens, in association with each other. As with many groups around Australia, against the holding of hostages on Manus and Nauru, and other human rights violations, we meet every Friday 5pm, at the Queen Victoria statue, in front of the QVB, in Sydney. We are not hens in a battery hen farm, and we are not members of a penal colony. Then we have coffee or tea and sign letters, and as friends and citizens think of what next to do to help Behrouz...

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Seniors enjoy Eid Milan by SAMAA

Seniors from the South Asian Community filled Berala Community Hall to its capacity on Saturday 15 June to for Eid Milan event organised by South Asian Muslim Association of Australia (SAMAA). The program commenced with a Naat, poetry dedicated to Prophet Mohammad (s), in the melodious voice of the popular Sydney singer Shagufta Zia.    The Health and Wellbeing Lead at Uniting, Anju Mathur gave a detailed presentation on how to cope with ageing and how to access aged care services at home.  Advertisements Anju Mathur emphasised the need for the community seniors to be upfront in telling their difficulties...

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Knowing and exercising rights can eliminate culturally accepted DV

Many immigrant Australian women do not seek to leave violent domestic situations because of a culturally ingrained reluctance to share traumatic events with strangers and a belief that spousal abuse is normal, a women’s support service provider says. Shakti NSW chairperson Dr Sabrin Farooqui said too many migrant and refugee women allowed themselves and their children to be abused and assaulted because it went against their nature and culture to share personal concerns outside families or friends. Those of Middle Eastern, African and Asian backgrounds in particular, did not want to talk about domestic violence because they were worried...

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#NoFaithInCoal Open letter to PM signed by 153 faith leaders

More than 150 religious leaders from across Australia have issued an open letter calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognise Australia’s moral responsibility to avoid climate catastrophe and halt all new coal and gas projects. The religious leaders span the spectrum of faiths and include the heads of the National Council of Churches, Muslims Australia, the Uniting Church in Australia and the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils as well as the Grand Mufti of Australia, Bishops, senior Rabbis and leading theologians. The letter was organised by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).Advertisements “Australia is facing an unprecedented climate crisis,...

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