Welcome to Australian Lebanese Christian Federation
The Australian Lebanese Christian Federation was founded in 1986 by prominent members of the Australian community from Lebanese background. Our mission was to assist Lebanese and Arabic speaking people to settle harmoniously in the Australian community.
Now we are helping the new Australians from Arabic speaking countries to integrate fully and actively through a smooth and well oriented interaction within the broader Australian community. We are also monitoring that these new Australians including the senior citizens are having an equitable and non-discriminatory access to mainstream services.
We are committed to identifying and responding to a range of needs in the local community with special consideration for the socially, economically and linguistically disadvantaged. As a not for profit organisation funded by a The Department of Community Services, we hold no affiliations with political parties or religious organisations.Our friendly staffs are available to answer any questions you may have during the hours of 9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please call for a chat or drop in to see our centre
ThisArt Exhibition is open to public from Friday 31 October till Tuesday 4 November 2014
Australian Lebanese Christian Federation Inc. will be hosting an Australia’s biggest Morning Tea this year. There is great support throughout the organisation for Cancer Council’s mission to defeat cancer and help those affected by this devastating disease.
For 20 years, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has helped fund world class research, prevention programs and support services for cancer patients and their families. I feel proud of the role our organisation has played in helping Cancer Council raise almost $125 million over this time.
Many organisations like to support the efforts of their staff fundraising by matching their donations, dollar for dollar. A dollar matched donation is fully tax deductible and is a great opportunity to acknowledge the contribution staffs is making to support the fight against cancer.
I invite you to consider elevating involvement in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea by matching the funds we raise at our morning tea this year. For more information on how this can be done, please feel free to contact me directly o 02 9740 5055.
On behalf of the Australian Lebanese Christian Federation greatly appreciate your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Date: 11 June 2014
Time: 9 am till 12 pm
Where: St Charbel Monastery Hall
142 Highclere Ave, Punchbowl NSW 2196
Thanks A Million
National Volunteer Week 13 19 May 2013*National
Volunteer Week (NVW2013) is Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and
volunteerism. Today there are over 6 million (ABS 2010b) people volunteering
annually in Australia, representing 36% of the adult population. Volunteering
Australia along with its state and territory network recognises the valuable
contribution each individual provides by offering their time, skills and
passion, continuing to demonstrate Australia’s proud culture of giving.
This year using a variety of communication channels the NVW2013 campaign will recognise the contribution of over 6 million volunteers who offer their time and dedication to the communities we live in.
Thank You to all the fantastic volunteers who work at the Australian Lebanese Christian Federation Community Centre - we currently have 17 people who share their skill, time, care, compassion and experience to benefit the community and the disadvantage Citizens through helping with the programs.
* Anzac Day all welcome, Lets We Forget.
ANZAC day marks the anniversary of the first day the Australian and New Zealand troops saw military action in Gallipoli back in 1915. In recent times it’s become a day of commemorating and remembering all Australians who have served in war.
The Dawn Service is key a part of ANZAC day tradition, commencing promptly at 4.15am and is followed by a march from the corner of Pitt Street and Martin Place, finishing at 1.30pm. The march is led by war veterans and their descendants.
* Women's International Day
Today, 8 March, is Women's International Day. We take this opportunity to send a warm greeting to every woman, be it a mother, sister, wife or grandmother, aunt, daughters or Sister or Nun for their contributions to mankind. We recognise that women still struggle to achieve equality in this world and we know in some countries and societies oppression of women goes on unchecked and accepted as a matter of fact. This is why the struggle to achieve equality, freedom and justice for women should continue unabated. Happy Women’s Day.
* Awareness Group
The Australian Lebanese Christian Federation Inc. (ALCFED) has recently added an to the Social Inclusion Program, Furthermore we are also implementing an additional service called the Social Convergence Group which assists clients with learning, working, engaging and having a voice within their community.
To Join any of the six groups or would like to become a volunteer please call the office.
* Unveiling of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s bust sculpture
Gibran Khalil Gibran
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
Australian Lebanese Christian Federation is proud to announce the
unveiling of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s bust sculpture at South Terrace
Bankstown Sunday 15 July 2012.
This is the dedication ceremony to one of the greatest thinkers, philosopher, poet and artist of Lebanon whose work has been translated to more than twenty languages and acclaimed by prominent scholars and philosophers of the world. Gibran Khalil Gibran, “The Prophet”, is one the most widely read humanitarian books in the 20th century. Born in Lebanon 1883, Gibran’s work and thought spread around the globe and his paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world.
This event is held by Sydney Cedars Sports Club in partnership with Bankstown City Council. At 3 PM Clr. Khal Asfour, Bankstown Mayor and Wally Wehbe, Sydney Cedars’ president, will unveil the sculpture especially carved for this commemorative event by one of the Lebanese finest artists in Lebanon.
Bankstown is a haven of multicultural ethnicities and Arabic speaking background form a big percentage of its citizens. This project is carried on with the purpose of enhancing our harmonious relationship within the Australian community by strengthening our cultural heritage. It is a great recognition to the New Australian’s cultural background especially Lebanese and Arabic speaking community.
Hence, the Australian Lebanese Christian Federation in conjunction with the city council and the local community is promoting this event and contributing to its organisation. Thus we invite all the community to join us and participate to this significant event of high importance to Lebanese and all Arabic speaking citizens.