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Local events in Victoria

Past Events

Christmas Carols

Organised by Southern Community Church of Christ, 2 Chesterville Rd, Cheltenham VIC
Sunday 14 Dec - 6pm

This will feature songs from the musical “The Fourth Wise Man”. A full performance of “The Fourth Wise Man” will be on 21 Dec at the 10.00am service.

The music and script are by local people from central Victoria, based on the 19th Century novella by Rev Henry van Dyke.

Contact Rev. David Brooker on 9584 8499 for more details.


Airey’s Inlet Christmas Tree Festival

Aireys Inlet Hotel
Weekend of 29th and 30th November

Airey’s Inlet Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place on the weekend of 29th and 30th November at the Aireys Inlet Hotel.

For more information visit http://surfcoast.unitingchurch.org.au/


Burwood Inter-church Council Christmas Festival

Burwood Uniting Church, 1 Hyslop St, Burwood
Saturday 6th Dec from 10am

Stalls for food, books, artefacts; a walk-through Christmas display; music performances, animals on display. Proceeds to Christmas Bowl.


Christmas Bowl Breakfast and Launch at St John’s Essendon

Cnr of Buckley St and Mt Alexander Road, Essendon
Sunday 30th November - 8.30am

Join Act for Peace's Jeff Wild who will be speacking at the annual Breakfast to launch Christmas Bowl at 8.30am on Sunday 30th November.


Uniting Threads Quilt Sale

St Andrew’s Uniting Church, 26 Myers St, Bendigo
7 Dec after the 10.00am service.

Quilts hand made by Club members.


Refugee fundraiser event

Our supporters had the opportunity to meet refugees who have been resettled in Australia who shared their stories with local communities. Read more.

The Enduring Effects of War

Educational Resource for Schools

Act for Peace and our partners have been working in peace-building and armed violence reduction in many of the world’s most conflict affected countries for more than 63 years. As an organisation we are deeply committed to breaking the cycle of violence and the promotion of peace globally. We cannot forget that key to this must be the promotion of peace at home.

The lessons we teach our children about the role of war in our history are essential to how future generations value peace. To this end Act for Peace has been working with The History Teachers Association of Victoria and The Medical Association for the Prevention of War to aid the creation of The Enduring Effects of War, a new secondary school history unit that we hope will prove a welcome addition to the National Curriculum. This unit consists of resources and lesson plans suitable for year 9, 10 and 11 that are entirely compatible with the National Curriculum and are designed to ensure that students think critically about the enduring, complex and widespread costs of war across history and in our present world.

Find out more or access the lesson plans here.

We’re here to help:

Got a great fundraising idea or looking for inspiration?
We'll love to hear from you. Contact your local Development Officer:

Jeff Wild – Victoria and Tasmania
T: (03) 9650 6811 E: jwild@actforpeace.org.au

More ways to take action

Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.