CCN - St John's Cathedral Community News #89 August

St John’s Cathedral Community News Issue 89 August 2017

August Outreach: Fundasaun Alola

God of the dirtied hands, the wandering feet; you seek out the lost before ever they turn to you: take us with you into the abandoned places to find a new community outside our fortress walls; through Jesus Christ, the Searching One. Amen. from Prayers for an Inclusive Church

‘Feto Forte, Nasaun Forte’ ‘Strong Women, Strong Nation’

The Alola Foundation ( Fundasaun Alola ) was established in 2001 by Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão, the former First Lady of Timor-Leste, with the initial focus of raising awareness and campaigning against sexual and gender-based violence in Timor-Leste.

Since then, the Foundation has grown to include a wider range of programs that assist the women and children of Timor-Leste, including advocacy, economic empowerment, education and literacy, and maternal and child health. In 2008, Alola Australia was established as a not-for-profit organisation with the intention of being a responsive and supportive collaborator, at the same time building the capacity of their partner, Fundasaun Alola . Together they bring and build knowledge, experiences and resources to address shared priorities.

In this issue: St John’s Steeplechase

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Vocation Sunday

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BCCMF 2017 Book launch

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Lay Conferences

Refugee & Migrant Sunday

Seekers’ Day

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Sunday Conversations

Movie afternoon

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