As part of the Mercy Hub's commitment to caring for our Earth, we're gathering a group together to volunteer with TreeProject!
TreeProject is a non-profit organisation that plant trees and revegetate areas in the Yarra Valley.
If you're interested, the details for the excursion are:
Date: Thursday August 11th
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: 90 Wandin Creek Road, Wandin East, VIC 3139
Send EOI to email@example.com by July 14th
See the flyer below for more info!
The Mercy Hub and Young Mercy Links would like to warmly invite you to a hybrid panel event for Refugee Week!
Details: Thursday 23rd June at 4.30pm - 6pm
Location: 617 Nicholson St. Carlton North and on Zoom (link on flyer)
Light refreshments will be provided
Attached is a flyer with all the information, please feel free to invite friends and others who may be interested.
RSVP by 16/6/22 to firstname.lastname@example.org
See flyer below for more info!
To commemorate Earth Day the Hub invites you to join our online conversation about ecological agriculture and bush regeneration. See the flyer below for more information.
12.30pm Thursday 21st April 2022
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86252333671? pwd=UGExTk1zYzF4SU1mSlJFNjZkaEhXUT09
Meeting ID: 862 5233 3671
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.
Upcoming and past events at the Mercy Hub