22.6 C
Byron Shire
January 23, 2022

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

Latest News

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

Other News

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Patron of Lismore’s peace group Jenny Dowell with Rev Christian Ford from St Andrew’s Church with RaH coordinator Sabina Baltruweit, opening wide the church doors for a multi-faith and multicultural peace gathering on April 24. Photo supplied.

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

Representatives from the local Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist communities as well as community leaders from non-religious groups will attend the events held over two days.

On Saturday, the Eve of ANZAC Day, an event on the theme Celebrating our Diversity and our Commitment to Peace will see a gathering to remember war and to promote a violence-free future locally and globally.

The ANZAC Day event – Reflections Valuing Peace on ANZAC Day and Reflections on War and Possibilities for Peace – will be an opportunity to speak of experiences and reflections on ANZAC Day in a safe facilitated group. Guests are invited to share about the impact of war on us, our families and our community with an opportunity to visualise and join efforts to create a different world.

The Eve of ANZAC Day will be held on April 24, at Lismore Anglican Church (Zadoc St), 5pm, followed by refreshments in the church hall.

The ANZAC Day event facilitated by Simon Clough will be followed by refreshments (gold coin donation appreciated) at The Fountain Room at Lismore City Hall on Sunday April 25 from 11am until 12.30pm.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.