Just Dates February

Supporting Febfast 2019

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1-7 World Interfaith Harmony Week

2 World Wetlands Day

4 World Cancer Day

5 Safer Internet Day

5-19 Chinese New Year of the Pig

6 Waitangi Day Aotearoa New Zealand  

12 Indigenous Freedom Ride Anniversary 1965  1

13 Stolen Generations Apology 2008 / World Radio Day

14 National Condom Day  

18 International Asperger’s Day

20 World Day of Social Justice / World Harmony Day

21  International Mother Language Day

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Just Dates January

2019: UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

World Day of Peace Message

Grameen Bank set up in Bangladesh 1977

Anniversary of execution of Dundalli 1855

15 Martin Luther King Da

21 World Hug Day (Peace Initiative)26 Australia Day  / Indigenous Invasion/Survival Day

24 International Day of Education

27 Holocaust Memorial Day / Vietnam Peace Agreement Signed 1973 

30 Ghandi Day

Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates

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Reflections for the 12 Days of Christmas

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During the 2018 Christmas Season I have published my series of reflections originally posted in 2012 . I hope you enjoy them and invite your response. Come back each of the 12 Days to read a new post.

First Day of Christmas

Second Day of Christmas: St Stephen

Third Day of Christmas

Fourth Day of Christmas

Fifth Day of Christmas

Sixth  Day of Christmas

Seventh  Day of Christmas

Eighth Day of Christmas

Ninth Day of Christmas

Tenth Day of Christmas

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Twelfth Day of Christmas

Christmas 2018

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Catholic Missions Australia Christmas Card

As we celebrate the 12  days of  Christmas I greet my diverse social media  network with the universal message of peace on earth and good will to all.

I wrote this piece some years ago. It bears repeating just as our work of building peace and community is a constant refrain to life’s song.

May the ancient story of a child born in occupied territory open our hearts to the work of defending human rights.

May the birth of every child call us to our communal responsibility to protect children,to take them on wild adventures and to let them grow into the unique person they care called to be.

May the the image of a family forced to seek refuge and asylum far from their home inform our political choices as citizens of a global village.

May our messages of good wishes and happy holidays not blind us to the work of justice making and non-violence.

May the lights and decorations of the season remind us of our mission to bring light to the darkness and celebration to life.

May our gifting be generous as we remember those who live in situations of poverty and exploitation.

May we hear angelic voices singing our dream of peace on earth

Just Dates: December

World AIDS Day / West Papua National Flag  Day / Sir Douglas Nichols become first Indigenous State Governor of South Australia. 2-10 Hanukkah   2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day of Disabled Persons

Queensland Government gazetted Aborigines Act and  Torres Strait Island Act

International Volunteer Day / World Soil Day

International Civil Aviation Day / 19734 Eric Deeral becomes first Indigenous member of the Queensland Parliament.

Bodhi Day:  Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautama) experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi).

International Anti-Corruption Day / International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323 /  / World Choral Day

10 Human Rights Day

11 International Mountain Day

22 Summer Solstice

23 High Court handed down the Wik decision 1996

25 Christmas Day

26 Boxing Day

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Tony Robertson Movember

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Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. Wikipedia

#Movember time and the Mo on day 13 is light but stylish. This year I am part of the team from my old High School, St Joseph’s College Geelong​. The funds we raise will help to address issues of men’s health and well being.

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Feel free to click on this link and build my zero donation total to date to a reasonable standard. Thanks in advance.

Just Dates: November

November 10-December 10 is Human Rights Month

Supporting Men’s Health in Movember

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20  Universal Children’s Day  / Transgender Day of Remembrance

24-December 2 Social Inclusion Week