Interview with Monica Matoc

Interview with Sibomana Nzaramba

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Thankyou for taking the time to submit a message of 'thanks'. The Northern Rivers has been deeply enriched by the arrival of many families, and so we welcome comments from those who have resettled and those who have welcomed them. All comments will be reviewed before being added to the website, and being shown at the Once Strangers Now Friends event. We ask that those who use this form also supply a photo of themselves with their submission.

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Saturday 25th July 2015

4pm start

with an African flavour afternoon tea at Lismore Presbyterian Church

Concluding approx 6pm.

Donation to defray costs and for the work of Sanctuary Northern Rivers


Lismore Presbyterian Church
188 Keen St Lismore



Bishop Cameron VenablesBishop Cameron Venables is our keynote speaker. Bishop Cameron was instrumental in the formation of Sanctuary Northern Rivers in 2003, whilst a minister at the Anglican Church in Lismore. Cameron has continued his involvement with resettlement in Queensland where he served as rector of All Saints Rockhampton for several years.

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In recent years, many people who were once refugees have resettled in our region. For Lismore this has been a wonderful good news story. Not only have people found a place of safety, but this community has been greatly enriched. "Once Strangers Now Friends" is an opportunity to be thankful for the wonderful bonds of friendship that have been formed. Please join the thanks on Sat 25th July. An initiative of Lismore Ministers' Fellowship.