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Australia Quick Info & Websites
« on: December 21, 2006, 07:18:38 PM »
Providence exists in the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart. It consists of about 50-100 members, mostly Koreans. GACP in Australia has used the name International Culture Exchange Australia (ICEA).

    * Melbourne University, Parkville, Melbourne
    * Sydney University, Camperdown, Sydney

December 21, 2006, 07:21:14 PM
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Australian Providence websites
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 07:21:14 PM »
Global Association of Culture and Peace Australia

International Culture Exchange Australia
That site, as it appeared in 2002, is archived on the appropriately named Internet Archive here. Pete.

Here's the content: from the second site, the GACP Australia website has been archived below...

In 1978, Mr J. Jung of South Korea began working towards this international association now numbering 35 member nations.

There are six sections in ICEA all introduced to fulfill our mission statement.
   Arts: There is an art and skill to life often expressed in many forms: painting, dance, music, sculpture, film, poetry - we can enjoy them all.
   Culture: With more than 100 cultures earth is a very exciting place to live and getting to know each other makes the world a smaller place.
   Travel: Travel opens our minds and staying with members, here and overseas, lets us see the true culture, lifestyle and nature of a place.
   Sports: Providing a level playing ground to form relationships, cross barriers, maintain health and develop self-confidence.
   Religious Awareness: We canít understand one another until we know how each other thinks and open religious talks will make us more aware.
   Language Exchange: Understanding each otherís language allows you to explain yourself, your culture and enter one anotherís heart.

We play soccer and  volleyball every Sunday at Burwood Park. In day light saving we play from 4pm. Otherwise we play from 3pm.

Just turn up, no need to contact us.                                                                 

If you have a soccer  or volleyball team, ring us to arrange a casual soccer or volleyball competition.

Location: Burwood Park is on the corner of Park Avenue and Burwood Rd. Burwood. Sydney (Opposite Burwood Westfields shopping center).
Key Benefits                                                                               
   Increases fitness.
   Even though people may not be able to speak the same language fluently we can create good friendships by playing sport together.
   Develops your team work and other life skills.

Japanese

    * Start date: 29/8 (Thu.)
    * Day: Every Thursday
    * Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
    * Length: 12-week beginner-level course
    * Cost: $50 per person for the entire course!
    * Venue:  discussion room on the 3rd floor of the UTS library (very close to Market city)
    * The minimum number of students is 5 and the maximum number of students is 10.

Hereby I would like to briefly introduce our teacher of this Japanese course.   Aoki, majoring in education at the University of Sydney, has already got some teaching experiences at high school here in Sydney. She has passion for teaching the Japanese language and culture to anyone and everyone who is interested in Japan.

Although we've met members through other events in ICEA, we also can't wait to meet both existing and new members through language learning.  Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact either Li  on 9890 XXXX / 0411 700 XXX (after 6pm Monday to Friday) or Adrian on 0418 283 XXX (after 7pm Monday to Friday).  Please note that we won't start the course unless we have 5 students by 29/8.
Chinese

Beginners Chinese (Mandarin) class every Sunday at Burwood Park. In day light saving classes begin from 3pm. Otherwise we study from 2pm.

    * Beginner's level basic conversation
    * Simple characters
    * Beginner's reading and writing

This class is run by a native Mandarin speaker.

Cost: Photocopying expense.

Location: Burwood Park is on the corner of Park Avenue and Burwood Rd. Burwood. Sydney (Opposite Burwood Westfields shopping center).
Key Benefits

    * Learning to speak Chinese helps you communicate with more people.
    * We can understand one another's heart and culture a lot more if we learn each other's language.
    * Chinese is one of the three most commonly spoken language world wide.

New Classes

We are currently taking names for those people interested in learning Japanese or Korean.  These classes will be run similar to the Chinese class with the time and location suiting the majority of applicants. Please email us with your name and contact details, preferred language, time and location of the class.

All different types of religion have been around for a long time it influences culture, thoughts, attitudes and actions.

If we neglect learning about one another's religion we are in fact ignoring other's  whole culture, beliefs and  way of life.

If you would like to make a presentation or have a general discussion session about a particular religion please contact us so that we can arrange a time and venue etc.

With members in Adelaide, Melbourne and in 35 countries around the world, ICEA (GACP) members have the freedom and opportunity to stay with or visit them whenever traveling to those places. All you need to do is contact us and we will put you in touch with the members in the state or country you wish to travel to.
Key Benefits
   A member of ICEA is automatically a member of the international Global Association of Culture and Peace (GACP).
   Locals to show you all the best places and to help you with transport, accommodation, etc.
   A great first point of contact in a foreign location and friends you can participate in or attend their GACP events.


June 11, 2009, 12:27:11 AM
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 12:27:11 AM »
A few members are based in Canberra and have been trying to recruit students from ANU (Australian National University).

March 21, 2014, 05:15:13 PM
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 05:15:13 PM »
I was just browsing old GACP newsletters from 2005 when I came across this...
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Expanding Heaven & Art

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. An ANZAC event was held in Sydney, Australia, from April 23-25, 2005. GACP Australia invited GACP members as well as new friends from New Zealand and interstate cities throughout Australia.

The theme of the event was to emphasis the devastation that a war could possibly bring and the peace that mankind has longed for. Through an art festival, mini-Olympics, soccer, and day trip, more than 40 participants experienced how love, harmony and peace could be actualized in miniature form. In the mini-Olympics competition, we enjoyed some fun games and soccer matches. A day trip to explore the great beauty of Sydney harbour was also organized. Various delicious cuisines were presented.

"It is surprising to realise that the Australian GACP members in Sydney over Anzac Day weekend created an important event on the world's calendar. From Saturday through to Monday I further understood and accepted differences between Australian & Asian cultures and enjoyed witnessing each culture adopting worthwhile habits (eating and conversation etc) from the other. I valued several one-to-one conversations with people of faith in the group. The activities in the park and nights out at Korean restaurants have made very unique and special memories and I really enjoyed welcoming some new-arrivals in Australia."
Tullia, who is a violinist as well as a regular member from Hobart, Tasmania.

Throughout the entire event, the highlight was the art festival. The art performances were multicultural including a Latin dance, Chinese music show, violin, flute, guitar playing and even a magic show.

"It was a very touching and joyful conference. I've only been to 3 GACP conferences (Hawaii, Japan and Australia) and this was the smallest among them. However, it was the best and the most exciting GACP conference ever. I think that's because everybody could participate in the performances."
Peter, a NZ GACP member, who played violin and performed a mini magic show for the art festival.

One of the poetry readings selected was a war poem written by Joshua Jung, founder and president of GACP. As a violinist played the background music for the poem it dramatized how great the fear was that engulfed Jung as a soldier on the battlefield in his desperate desire to stay alive and remain firm in God. Joshua Jung's strong love for his enemies was also depicted and acted out in a play based on his Vietnam War experience. That was the most touching and inspiring moments of the show. People in attendance were greatly moved by Joshua Jung living out the greatest creeds of mankind in the frontlines of the battlefield. This event turned out to be an unforgettable event.