DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 16 July: Hills Creators of Peace monthly meeting. 1.30 for 2 pm to 4 pm in The Small Meeting Room, Rowland Village, 301 Galston Road, Galston, NSW. Contact creatorsofpeace.nsw@gmail.com.
 
Tuesday 18 July: Creators of Peace in NSW is organizing its first ‘Peace Focus Gathering’ in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. This is planned to become a regular gathering for Creators of Peace to stay connected and focused on peace, and to invite newcomers to experience a taste of a Creators of Peace Circle. The Peace Focus Gathering is a gathering of people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, coming together in our common humanity to discuss peace-related topics. 6.30-8.30 pm at The Library, Princess Gardens, 7-11 Princess St, Rose Bay. The topic of discussion will be, ‘What does it take to be a peacemaker?’ A light snack will be served during the meeting. For catering purposes please RSVP Tanya on 0421-277-269 or Mojgan on 0434-323-540.
 
Saturday 22 July: ‘The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe’ screens in Melbourne as part of the Winter Film Series at Armagh. The film is the story of four women from four African countries – Yarrie, Aminata, Yordanos and Rosemary – who turn their harrowing stories of survival after sexual violence into a joyous theatre production. Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe from the movie will be with us as a special guest for Q&A that night, and speak about her experience with Creators of Peace. For a $10 donation at the door, you’ll also get a slice or two of pizza! 6.30 for 7 pm at Armagh. Contact delia.paul@iofc.org if you can help with set-up or front-of-house management on the night. Or just come and enjoy the evening.

Sunday 23 July: ‘The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe’ screens in Coolangatta, 2pm at the Twin Towns Uniting Church Hall, corner of Lanham & McLean Streets, Coolangatta. Cost $5. Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe will be present for Q&A afterwards. Contact Lesley Bryant 0408-777-197 for information.
 
Monday 24 July: ‘The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe’ screens in Brisbane. Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe will also be here to speak with guests on that night. Contact Barbara Lawler, barbara.lawler@iofc.org or Francine Berabose, franceberabose@gmail.com for details of the venue.
 
Monday 7 August to Saturday 12 August: Caux Forum on ‘Peace in Practice’ for women who are engaged in peace building. This forum is open to anyone who is already active within Creators of Peace, those wishing to get to know Creators of Peace better, and participants from the Living Peace conference. For more information, email Shoshana@facilitators.net. Register at www.caux.ch/register.
 
Saturday 12 August to Saturday 19 August: The 4th Southeast Asia Life Matters course takes place in Bogor, Indonesia. For information and registration, see www.lmcindonesia.id.
 
Saturday 19 August: ‘Freedom Stories’ shorts. This series of short films explores the achievements and stories of former ‘boat people’ who arrived seeking asylum from the Middle East around 2001. Some of you would have come to the ‘Freedom Stories’ screening last year and heard from director Steve Thomas. These now are six new stories about other asylum seekers who have built new lives in Australia. Contact delia.paul@iofc.org for more information, or to RSVP.
 
Sunday 20 August: Hills Creators of Peace monthly meeting, NSW. The meeting will be at a local café. Just drop in and enjoy the friendship and coffee. 2-4 pm. Email creatorsofpeace.nsw@gmail.com the week before the meeting to confirm the venue.