Pentecost Picnic (Spit Roast)

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Join us for a Pentecost Picnic after our 10am service this Pentecost Sunday.  Great food helping to build a great community of faith, hope and love.

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Friday Forum: Our Voices are Heard: Australian Campaigns for Asylum Seekers

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Our Voices are Heard: Australian Campaigns for Asylum Seekers

[cml_media_alt id='3412']Our Voices[/cml_media_alt]THURSDAY June 12, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

On the eve of Refugee Week.

Misha Coleman
EO of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

will speak and take your questions.

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AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE:

Talk: mp3

Edited Q&A: mp3

FORUM PARTNERS:

[cml_media_alt id='3421']MCoT Logo[/cml_media_alt]This forum is being held in partnership with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania.

About the Speaker:

[cml_media_alt id='3414']Misha Coleman[/cml_media_alt]Misha Coleman has extensive experience living and working in the regions from which people flee as asylum seekers and refugees including Palestine, Ethiopia, Kenya, Vietnam and Cambodia. She was formerly the CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid, and has also worked for the Australian Government’s aid agency AusAID, at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, and has led Asian Development Bank and US Government aid programs in the Asia-pacific region. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Law and post-graduate qualifications in development studies, monitoring and evaluation.

Formerly, as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, Misha worked in black townships in South Africa during apartheid and in several Australian indigenous communities throughout the 1990’s. In 2000 she was awarded the Australian Service Medal by the Australian Government for active duty in the Multinational Peacekeeping Mission to Bougainville. In 2007 she was awarded two medals by the Government of Vietnam for services to development. Misha was elected as a Board Member of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid in 2011, the peak body for Australian NGOs which operate in the international aid and development sector, and is also currently an elected Councillor in the City of Yarra.