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NATSIEC Martung Upah Appeal 2004

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  • SCHMIDER Joann
    FYI and networking........ ... From: Jennifer O Hanlon [mailto:johanlon@ncca.org.au] Sent: Friday, 30 July 2004 2:07 PM To: reconnet@green.net.au Subject:
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      FYI and networking........

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jennifer O'Hanlon [mailto:johanlon@...]
      Sent: Friday, 30 July 2004 2:07 PM
      To: reconnet@...
      Subject: NATSIEC Martung Upah Appeal 2004

      Dear Friends,

      We greatly appreciate your continued support and commitment to addressing
      Indigenous issues in Australia. Through generous donations, NATSIEC has been
      able, in recent times, to fund some very worthwhile community projects,
      convene a youth service, and launch two new projects of its own.

      Some of the projects we were able to fund include...

      *The Casino Public School Art Program, which enabled students to explore
      Aboriginal art and culture in the context of reconciliation. *Enabling an
      Indigenous student to attend the Bauen Camp in Wyoming, USA: using arts to
      repond to social and cultural challenges and to build civic responsibility.
      *The Christian Brothers' Circles of Healing workshops which encourage the
      healing process to begin by enabling participants to share their stories,
      encourage one another and build self-esteem.

      To read more, go to www.ncca.org.au/departments/natsiec/atsidf

      We have been able to launch 2 projects of our own...

      *"The Light of Australia", a series of encounters with Indigenous
      theologians in various locations around Australia: a forum for Indigenous
      people to express their spirituality and to inform and promote understanding
      in the wider community. *A Network of Indigenous Christian women that aims
      to provide a space for women to communicate, learn and teach each other and
      most importantly to support each other in the enormously burdensome work
      that these women are doing for their communities.

      Youth Service

      This was a special occasion that brought together both young and old at
      Crossroads Church in Redfern. It was a night of sharing as people of
      different denominational and ethnic backgrounds came together to celebrate
      and promote the strength of Indigenous youth and the Reconciliation process.

      Will you be our friend?

      This year we would like to seek an even stronger commitment from our donors.
      Apart from the much needed funds to support community projects, we would
      like to ask you if you would be interested in being a 'Friend of NATSIEC' by
      promoting our work and particularly our Martung Upah Appeal in your local
      area or in your church. If you are interested in being a 'Friend' simply
      tick the box at the bottom of the online donation form or contact us and we
      will send you a hardcopy brochure. If you would like to be a 'friend'
      without giving to the appeal, please contact us via the details below.

      We are also setting up a (free) mailing list. If you want to receive
      information about NATSIEC events and publications, please contact us.

      Your donation can make an enormous difference to the work of NATSIEC.
      Together we can make a difference!

      Yours sincerely,

      Graeme Mundine
      Acting Executive Secretary

      To donate online, visit our website:

      National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission
      National Council of Churches in Australia
      6/379 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
      Postal: Locked Bag 199, Sydney NSW 1230
      Ph: (02) 9299 2215
      Fax: (02) 9262 4514
      Email: johanlon@...
      Web: www.ncca.org.au/departments/natsiec
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