Celebration and Events

The Christian Origins of Halloween

It’s that time of year when the shops have been decorated with all things spooky, but what should a Christian response to Halloween be?

Send a Shoebox Gift of Hope and Love in Time for Christmas!

A shoebox sends chidlren a message of hope, letting them know God loves them and has not forgotten them during times of fear and uncertainty.

How to be a Great Dad: Tips for Fathers, Download Free Toolkit

Focus on the Family Australia want to help you discover how you can use your unique strengths and personality traits to become the best Dad around.

NAIDOC Week Encourages an All-In Community Celebration

Pastor Willie Dumas says NAIDOC week is important as it unites us together to create change, and teaches us more about how we can learn from one another.

Could You Survive Off the Same Rations as a Refugee?

An Australian school teacher taking on Act For Peace’s Ration Challenge – living off refugee rations for a week – and is calling others to join him.

Shoeboxes of Love for Christmas: “They Bring So Much Joy”

International charity Samaritan’s Purse reveals the overwhelming generosity of Australians to children in need.

Make Mother’s Day Memorable For All the Right Reasons

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman has encouraged anyone thinking of buying their mum a Mother’s Day gift to remember their consumer rights.

Getting Fit to Fight Cancer at the Mother’s Day Classic

Aussies are coming together for the 25th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Classic to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Dr Katrina Clifford Helping Change Problematic College Cultures for Women

International Women’s Day (IWD), Tuesday 8 March, is an opportunity to celebrate women but also to lament about how women have been treated.

Watoto Children’s Choir Will Bring You Joy This Christmas

Watoto is “children” in Swahili. The group uses song and dance to raise awareness about orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa.

12 Christmas Gift Ideas to Turn a Stranger’s 2021 Around

Here are 12 Christmas gift ideas to give back to the community and make a world of difference in the life of someone you don’t even know.

‘Sit. Stay. Love.’ – It’s All Puppy Love in This Australian-Made Christmas Movie

Filmed during the pandemic, this sweet, charming tale wraps up a trying year with levity and hope, according to Australian star Ezekiel Simat.

Movie Challenge: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving movies the whole family will love, now all you had to do is decide what to watch first….and cook the popcorn.

The Queen’s Sombre 2021 Birthday Celebration

The Queen’s big day was in April, so why is it celebrated in June? And what’s in store this year, in the wake of Prince Philip’s death?

‘Lion’ Mother Sue Brierley Insists Mothering is a Role to Be Shared

Sue Brierley has used her own childhood to relate to the hardships faced by her sons, Saroo and Mantosh, and shares her story in ‘Lioness’.

What You Need to Know About Anzac Day This Year

Here’s what’s happening around the country to honour our ANZACs this year. It looks a little different for each state and territory.

Easy Palm Cross Activity to Do with Kids This Easter

Learn how to make a palm cross for Palm Sunday with these easy step-by-step instructions – a fun hands on craft activity you can do with kids.

Tuning in Together for #ChangeTheHeart

This year a national moment has emerged – a time to pray in unison by Tuning in Together to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.