Harmony day celebration in Diocesan Centre

Theme: Racism – No Way

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Harmony Day Celebration – March 22, 2018

Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.

By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs and the theme for 2018 celebration was:  “Racism – No Way”.

Our Australian story is diverse. We come from many countries around the world. We each make up the pages of the bigger Australia story we share today.

To celebrate the Harmony Day this year the Catholic Multicultural Office organised a “Harmony Day Morning Tea” at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral Hall, Wakefield Street, Adelaide on March 22, 2018 for diocesan staff, migrant communities and refugees. Some priests and religious sisters were among the guests.

About 100 people gathered to celebrate this special event. Flags of many Nations were displayed and multicultural food was shared. Sr Nien Tran rsm, Manager of Catholic Multicultural Office welcomed the guests. A video message for Harmony Day by Senator Concetta Fierravanti-wells was shown, then all the participants said together the prayer by Pope Francis for “World Communication Day”. Photos of previous Harmony Day celebrations were played as slide show in the background, while the guests enjoyed their morning tea.

Please enjoy the pictures that capture well the wonderful spirit of our Celebration of Harmony Day.

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