Friday 29th April 2022 5.30pm
617 Nicholson St. Carlton North
Young Mercy Links and the Mercy Hub are delighted to invite you to the launch of Hope Co-op’s book. ‘The Shape of Hope’ is a beautiful collection of personal stories outlining the human impacts of government policy and the many obstacles asylum seeker and refugee students face, trying to access higher education in Australia.
The evening will include book readings, live music and canapes. All proceeds go to the living support fund for asylum seeker students. We can’t wait to host you down at The Hub. Click the link to book your free ticket!
All are welcome to International Women's Day - Sharing the Stories of Afghan Girls & Women!
Details: Wednesday 9th March at 5.30pm
Address: 617 Nicholson St. Carlton North
Zoom Link: 853 2668 5670
This event will be available in-person and online. Afternoon tea will be provided, so please register your attendance.
Check out the flyer for more details!
Thursday 24th February 2022 at 12pm
607 Nicholson St. Carlton North
Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89921796702
The Mercy Hub welcomes you to join our second Laudato Si Circle gathering. Laudato Si is an encyclical written by Pope Francis, calling us to care for 'Our Common Home' and all beings of creating.
This Circle is offered to empower you on your ecological journey, to build community, and to help you live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.
This gathering will be held in-person and online.
Please reserve your attendance and dietary requirements to email@example.com.
See the flyer below for more details.
The World Next Door' art exhibition, organised by Young Mercy Links, had it's opening night on Monday November 29th and featured a large collection of Naser Moradi's artwork.
Naser is a Hazara man from Afghanistan. A self-taught artist who came to Australia to seek asylum but is currently being held in detention at Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA). Although Naser lives in a world of complete uncertainty and is unsure of when he will have his freedom, his art radiates hope and love for the country that imprisons him.
The walls of the Mercy Hub were filled with colour and stories, an insight into Naser's heart and mind as we get to see the world through his brush strokes. From his fist works of art, using only discarded coffee grains (above image), we are taken to the stunning landscapes of the country he years to call home.
Access the full article and a recording of the opening night...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP by July 6th - https://www.trybooking.com/BSMWL
Upcoming and past events at the Mercy Hub