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Comboni Events Calendar
The following listings are provided by the North American Province of the Comboni Missionaries.
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JULY

NATIONAL

  • August 11-13, 2017: U.S. Catholic China Bureau Conference: Experience of the China Church in the 21st Century takes place at St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. Detailsat www.uscatholicchina.orgE-mail questions to: staff@uscatholicchina.org.
  • August 11-14, 2017: 1st Annual Wolf-PAC Warrior Workshop will be held in Chicago. learn skills to transform your state team. Seminars include the "path to a 28th amendment for free and fair elections," the history of Article V of the U.S. Constitution; the precedence and power of Article V Conventions and the myths of conventions. You'll learn how to be an effective Citizen Advocate and how to make technology work for you, whether a novice or a whiz. Learn more, here.
  • August 12, 2017: Project Malaria 5K Walk and Run will benefit Hope for Kabingo, and is sponsored by Maysville Community & Technical College in Maysville, Kentucky where the event takes place. There will be colorful baskets from Kabingo, Uganda at the event. Find out morehere.
  • August 24-September 22, 2017: Comboni Missionary Visitors from the General Council (Rome). Frs. Peter Ciuciulla, Rogelio Bustos and Claudio Lurati will visit some of the communities in the North American Province during this time. We welcome them!

GREATER CINCINNATI AREA

  • August 1-August 20, 2017: Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is a current exhibit showing at the National Underground Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. The address is 50 East Freedom Way (45202) and the exhibit is located in the Skirball Gallery on the third floor of the center. Admission is $5 with general admission. This outstanding collection commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photography by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that had played an important role in South Africa's route to racial equality, and Mandela's personal fight for freedom. Sites include Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Robben Island,. The exhibit will feature artifacts from Mandela's life on loan from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Find out more at www.freedomcenter.org.
  • August 25, 2017:  Hope (H2Ope) for Kabingo Golf Outing will take place at the Legendary Run Golf Course in eastern Cincinnati. Join Hope for Kabingo in their effort to provide safe and clean water for the village! The day starts with golfer's lunch at noon and ends with dinner at 6:30 PM. Not a golfer? Join us for 5:30 pm for Ugandan appetizers, African drums, a raffle and silent auction, and then dinner. Tickets are $130 for golf, lunch and diner ticket or $40 for dinner. Email info@hopeforkabingo.orgRegister, here.
  • August 9, 2017: InterNations Cincinnati Celebrates Africa in August at Elephant Walk Restaurant in Clifton, 7 pm.
  • August 22, 2017: The Future of Korea, a program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korean Economic Institute will take place at Nicholson's & The Backstage Event Center, 625 Walnut St., downtown Cincinnati. The discussion will deepen the understanding of Korea and U.S.-Korea relations. Speakers are Audrey Hsieh, Foreign Affairs Office, U.S. Department of State; Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Korea Economic Institute; and Jin Nam, 1st Secretary, Economic Affairs Section, Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Registration begins at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6 pm, followed by this program from 6:45-8:30 pm. The cost is $30 for members,  $40 for non-members and $10 for students. There are a limited number of seats available. The deadline for registration is August 14. Please RSVP to www.globalcincinnati.org.
  • August 23, 1017: Webinar: Sustainable Urban Infrastructure: Green Buildings and Liveable Cities is a live, free webinar at 3 pm GMT+1. As the world continues to focus on sustainability, our definition of environmental sustainability is moving beyond flora and fauna to include the humans in the ecosystems as well, and there is no better from than the buildings where we spend out time. This webinar is held ahead of the 8th Annual Sustainable Innovation Forum in November 2017 in Bonn (alongside COP23). Find out more from Melina at events@climateactionprogramme.org, or register, here.
  • August 25, 2017:  Hope (H2Ope) for Kabingo Golf Outing will take place at the Legendary Run Golf Course in eastern Cincinnati. Join Hope for Kabingo in their effort to provide safe and clean water for the village! The day starts with golfer's lunch at noon and ends with dinner at 6:30 PM. Not a golfer? Join us for 5:30 pm for Ugandan appetizers, African drums, a raffle and silent auction, and then dinner. Tickets are $130 for golf, lunch and diner ticket or $40 for dinner. Email info@hopeforkabingo.orgRegister, here.
  • August 27, 2017: The Middle East: A Diplomat's View is sure to be a wide ranging conversation with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York. The evening begins between 5:30-6:15 pm with a reception, followed by dinner at 6:15 pm and then the presentation and discussion from 7-8:30 pm, in Xavier University's Conaton Board Room. This event is sponsored by several groups: the Jewish Community Relations CouncilForeign Policy Leadership Council and AJC Cincinnati along with Xavier UniversityBrueggeman Center for DialogueJewish Federation of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council. We have seen critical shifts in the Middle East, from Western rapprochement with Iran, to the rise of ISIS and the increasingly complex question of Syria. Space is limited for this event, so decide soon and register at www.fplcohio.org. Dinner is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. RSVP to Heather Slais at hslais@fbtlaw.com (513) 651-6111, or Cynthia Cummins at cummins@xavier.edu, or call (513) 745-3922.

SEPTEMBER

INTERNATIONAL

  • September 21, 2017: International Day of Peace gives people in cities, communities and villages worldwide the chance to highlight the value and importance of peace. Diverse activities throughout the day include a minute of silence at noon (all time zones); peace education events; collaborative intercultural and interfaith dialogues; workshops on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); meditation and prayer; planting peace poles; vigils; programs with government officials; and engaging youth in peace building activities. We especially encourage a focus on SDG Goal 16.5, which calls for a significant reduction in illicit arms flows by the year 2030. 
  • September 11-29, 2017: 36th Session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the last session for this year. Many of the themes and human rights issues already on the agenda are related to the countries where the Comboni Missionaries and their partners work so are particularly noteworthy. These countries include: South Sudan, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Brazil, Ecuador, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Andrzej Owca, CSSP is the representative of VIVAT International in Geneva and welcomes contributions in the form of short reports from those in the grassroots. For more information, contact: vig@vivatinternational.org.

GREATER CINCINNATI AREA

  • September 22, 2017: The First Annual Samaritan Awards Celebration, sponsored by Episcopal Retirement Services, will honor those who serve the senior community with all their heart and soul. This event will take place at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash. It's the only fundraiser to celebrate the work of the Good Samaritan Mission. Visit www.episcopalretirement.com/samaritan.