City of Boroondara Cultural Diversity Plan 2014-18

Following community consultation and Council endorsement, the Cultural Diversity Plan 2014-18 was launched in March 2015.

The plan has been developed to address the changing needs of our growing culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population, and outlines Council’s framework for sustaining a strong and engaged Boroondara.

The vision of the Plan is to:

Foster a socially inclusive and resilient community where cultural, linguistic and religious diversity is respected and valued.

To view the Plan, please visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/our-city/community/diversity or download the document here.

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Stories that Shape Us

This community art exhibition marks the launch of Council’s Cultural Diversity Plan 2014 -18.

Opening on Wednesday18 March, Stories that Shape Us: People, Places and Possessions, displays photographic and visual artworks that reference some of the life journeys that have contributed to Boroondara’s collective history.

The works, by artist Belinda Wiltshire, capture the family heritage, experiences and stories of 10 Boroondara community members from different cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds.

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Event report – Faith Responses to Natural Disaster

On the Sunday 7 December, the Boroondara Interfaith Network in partnership with Greenfaith/Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) held a public forum on faith responses to natural disasters at the Augustine Centre in Hawthorn. To read the full event report, click here.IMG_0098

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Vote for Light Up 2014

St Hilary’s Anglican Church in Kew is inviting Boroondara residents to vote for their favourite participant in this year’s Light UP competition.

All Boroondara churches were encouraged to celebrate Christmas through lighting, nativity displays and live performances. A list of the participating churches can be found here.

Residents can vote for their favourite entry via the Light Up website.

Light Up 2014 is supported by the Boroondara Interfaith Network.

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You’re invited to Kew Community Carols

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You’re invited to ‘Faith Responses to Natural Disaster’

Come along to a thought-provoking evening to explore how different faiths understand natural disasters.

Join Professor David  Karoly, University of Melbourne Schools of Earth Sciences and a panel of interfaith speakers to consider responses from a range of faith traditions regarding the question of natural disaster and human responsibility.

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This event is brought to you by the Boroondara Interfaith Network in partnership with the Victorian chapter of Greenfaith Australia and Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.

A vegetarian supper and refreshments will be provided.

When: 6pm to 8pm, Sunday 7 December

Where: The Augustine Centre,
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn

This is a free event, however bookings are essential.

Please register your attendance by Wednesday  3 December.

Register at: www.naturaldisasters14.eventbrite.com.au

For further queries or to request any access or dietary requirements, please call 9278 4753.

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Event report – ‘Diversity Across the Ages’

On Sunday 28 September 2014, the Boroondara Interfaith Network, in partnership with the Local Spiritual Assembly of Baha’is of Boroondara held an interfaith gathering at Our Holy Redeemer Parish Hall in Surrey Hills.

To read the full event report, click here.

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