Helping a person in need is very easy to do. All it takes to get started is a smile and asking them if they need your assistance. Serving people who need help may not cost you anything more than a few minutes of your time, but the joy you can bring to someone’s life is priceless. And it could even win you the Nobel Peace Prize.
Over 60 doctors and professors from a remarkably diverse range of disciplines have urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, Leader of the National Party Barnaby Joyce, Leader of the Greens Richard Di Natale, and Senator Nick Xenophon to take a strong stance against hate speech in Australia. In an Open Letter to Australia’s Prime Minister & political leaders, the academics voiced their opposition to recent statements made by several public figures which followed a disturbing trend of religious discrimination, especially towards those of the Muslim faith.
Anis Chouchène, a Tunisian poet, is the artist of peace. On 22 April 2015, Anis read his poem on local TV and it immediately went viral all over the world. Peace be upon you talks about peace, society, racism and religious extremism.
June Oscar's moving acceptance speech at the 2016 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship award brought the crowd to a standing ovation. Former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce lovingly presented the award to June, for her extraordinary work in reconciliation and outstanding community health achievements in the Kimberley's Fitzroy Valley. Russell Smith from Manta trio treated us to a beautiful didgeridoo performance during the ceremony.
Something big is happening at the Melbourne Town Hall this Thursday evening.
Former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce is presenting the 2016 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship, a prestigious award that celebrates individuals doing extraordinary work in reconciliation.
For those of you who may feel torn about missing Family Feud this week, here’s 5 great reasons why you should come to the Town Hall instead.