Over 20 years of Caring for Communities
A prominent part of our vision is to feed and clothe the poor and needy and to care for and assist the elderly and disadvantaged. In the early years we started by assisting street kids, hosting the disadvantaged every Friday in the Cornerstone Cafe and ministering to Aborigines and Chinese students whose first port of call was the church.
As a result of our Multicultural vision, we’ve also felt a responsibility to help migrants in need. The Bible calls on us to be kind to the stranger in the land:
“When a foreigner lives with you in your land, do no mistreat him. The foreigner living among you must be treated as one of your native born. Love him as yourself, for you were strangers in Egypt.”
Right from the beginning ICC has worked hard to show kindness towards the homeless and disadvantaged, the elderly, widows, orphans and foreigners in this country. We strongly feel that if a stranger (the poor/ marginalized migrant) has no voice and has difficulties accessing the privileges extended to all Australians, the Church must speak up and empower him. Churches must be agents of social justice in the community.
Our Own Backyard
In 1996 we launched MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY CENTRE as an institution committed to assisting those disadvantaged by poverty, sickness, unemployment and racial discrimination. It is actively involved in combating any forms of racism, and acts as an advocate and liaison body.
Through training and employment programs and other initiatives MCC also helps migrants integrate into Australian society. We give them skills to get jobs and help them access mainstream services provided by government and charitable agencies.
MCC is now a non-for-profit organisation that has organized cross-cultural workshops and seminars to tackle a variety of issues including:
- Employment services
- Women’s programs
- Computer classes
- Life skills programs
- Multicultural Art Shows
- Assisting Refugees
- Senior Citizens support
- Cultural Awareness training
- Youth Programs – living in harmony
- Homework programs
- DIY classes
- Hospitality training
- Job Search Assistance
For more information regarding Multicultural Community Centre please see www.mccbrisbane.org or contact the MCC Office on 3257 1868 (press Option 1)