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When captured by the side of the road in Syria, Bashar found himself quickly turning to God in prayer.
Bashar arrived in Australia last year as part of the Government’s intake of refugees from the war in Syria.
More than 90 people came together for the second Middle East National Conference of the Uniting Church held in Bankstown in south-western Sydney from 4-5 November.
Representing a range of countries including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine, people came to share in fellowship and worship, and to reflect on the theme, “Looking to the Future”.
Australians will pause on 25 April to remember the sacrifice of the ANZACs in the First World War.
One day before ANZAC Day, Armenians remember the martyrs of their nation, victims of a Genocide which took the lives of 1.5 million people in 1915. They also remember the ANZACs who saw the injustice suffered by victims of the Armenian Genocide and stopped to help them.
I acknowledge the traditional owners, and pay my respects to elders past and present.
I also acknowledge Rakel Dink and her family, Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Mr Greg Soghomonian of the ANCA and many other distinguished guests.
It is a great honour to join you today on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia to honour the memory of Hrant Dink.
Members of the Australian Armenian community, civic and religious leaders all came together at St Stephen’s Uniting Church in Sydney this week, to pay tribute to the Australian humanitarians who provided vital support to survivors of the Armenian Genocide.