We are thrilled to announce the new dates for our art exhibition 'The World Next Door' showcasing the amazing work of asylum seeker Naser Moradi.
Opening night will have guest speakers including comedian and refugee advocate Tom Ballard, as well as canapés and live music. Bookings required for Opening Night only.
Postcards of Naser's work will be available for purchase throughout the event.
We can not wait to welcome you down at The Hub!
Bookings - https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=761725
*Opening night has booked out*
Thursday 21st October at 12pm
Zoom Link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89486446043
The Mercy Hub welcomes you to join our Laudato Si Circle. This Circle is offered to empower you in your ecological journey, to build community, and to help you implement the themes of Laudato Si in your life.
See the flyer below for more information.
The Mercy Hub is taking the journey of exploring the Seven Laudato Si Goals (image right). These seven goals redefine our spiritual and cultural relationship with our common home while also acknowledging the human roots of the ecological crisis.
Visit the Laudato Si Action Platform for more information - laudatosiactionplatform.org/laudato-si-goals/
The Season of Creation provides the church and the wider community an opportunity to renew our relationship with creation and celebrate our common home. In this spirit, the Mercy Hub hosted weekly contemplative sessions, the Comfortable Cuppa, and we were joined by friends across Australia and Cambodia to support each other’s journey of ecological awakening.
These sessions deepened our understanding of the theme ‘A Home for All’ and explored diverse topics, from honouring the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples to participating meaningfully in the impact economy. Sharing knowledge and engaging in discussion encouraged us to better integrate nature into our consciousness and to act on the climate emergency. As one of our speakers, Mary Tinney rsm, shared with us, “We need to take the science seriously… we’ve done it for Covid-19, and we need to do if for climate change.”.
As we continue to experience the devastating impacts of Covid-19 we may feel disheartened and stagnant, but if we look around we can see that nature is flourishing and ever-changing.
We extend gratitude to our speakers, Veronica Lawson rsm, Mary Tinney rsm, Sally Neaves, Juliet Talarico, Jemima Welsh, and Helen Nolen rsm.
*Due to COVID restrictions this program has been postponed*
The Mercy Hub is welcoming all to our free Art and Drawing Classes, facilitated by Carlton artist, Phil Kreveld who specialises in pencil and water colour painting.
With support from the Community Bendigo Bank, our casual classes provide a space for people to come together, engage in conversation, and learn skills in pencil and watercolour painting.
All experience levels are welcome and materials will be provided.
If you're interested in attending, please email email@example.com
See flyer below for details.
*Due to COVID restrictions this program has been postponed*
The Mercy Hub is forming a group to plant trees with TreeProject, a non-profit organisation that restores Victoria's ecosystems and landscapes.
Friday 27th of August 9am - 4pm at Dixons Creek, Yarra Valley.
Tree planting is a fun and social way to improve the land and environment by promoting biodiversity and wildlife habitat.
The day will require physical activity including walking, bending, and lifting. See the flyer below for more information.
Expressions of interest - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday July 7th at 5.30pm - 7pm
at 617 Nicholson St. Carlton North 3054
The Mercy Hub, in collaboration with Indigenous Hospitality House, warmly invites you to our learning circle. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This learning circle is a space for people, particularly non-indigenous people, to engage in an open conversation with an indigenous elder, Uncle Norm, and listen to his experiences of connecting to country.
A light afternoon tea will be provided, please contact Mercy Hub if you have dietary requirements.
Contact - email@example.com
Please RSVP by July 6th - https://www.trybooking.com/BSMWL
More Than a Word. Reconciliation Takes Action.
From May 27th to June 3rd we celebrate National Reconciliation Week and the Mercy Hub is hosting remote and face-to-face events to support the movement of reconciliation.
May 26th - National Sorry Day – Comfortable Cuppa
We gather with our Mercy community to understand the significance of National Sorry Day and how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation. We will reflect on the history of the stolen generation and the importance of the reconciliation process to strengthen relationships.
May 27th - Learning Circle with Indigenous Hospitality House
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
In this session we are joined by Indigenous Hospitality House (IHH) who offer accommodation for visiting First Nations people. Mercy Hub and IHH are co-facilitating a space for non-Indigenous people to consider and learn what it means to live on stolen land. This safe space will be opened for intentional discussion, acknowledgement of our history, and action-taking. Afternoon tea will be provided.
June 2nd - Pre-recorded ‘Two Worlds’ TED Talk and reflection
This pre-recorded 2015 ‘Two Worlds’ Ted Talk is spoken by Ingrid Cummings, a Whadjuk Nyungar woman from Perth WA. Cummings grew up in two worlds, the indigenous and non-indigenous Australia. Despite her painful trauma as a child, she found herself and encourages us to integrate these two worlds to form a new Australia. This talk will propel us into our own reflections and experiences of 'living in two worlds' and how this can impact one's sense of identity and belonging.
This session will be screening the 2015 TED Talk video clip, If you'd like to view this video prior to the Zoom, the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XUOj13yuY
Enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 11th we gathered at the Mercy Hub for the ‘Choose to Challenge’ afternoon tea, to celebrate International Women’s Day and Sacred People Sacred Earth Day. We were joined by captivating speakers, Sr. Angela Reed and Buddhist nun Ayya Yeshe, to explore topics of gender equity, environmental crisis, and how these two pertinent issues intersect. Guests included students from Mercy schools, Sisters, Young Mercy Links members, African migrants, the Carlton community and friends.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:30pm – 6 PM
617 Nicholson St, Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia
Join the Mercy Hub for afternoon tea, guest speakers and some discussion as we celebrate International Womenʼs Day and Sacred People Sacred Earth Day. We gather to explore contemporary global challenges through a Mercy lens.