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Recognition for community builder Fr Fadi Nemme | The Senior



For Father Fadi Nemme, parish priest of the St Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Kirrawee in the NSW Sutherland shire, community is about living in harmony and sharing.

And it’s for this ethos and his decades of dedication working in his community, especially among Arabic-speaking migrants, that led to him being awarded top honours at the 2021 NSW Premier’s Harmony Dinner.

Fr Fadi, 54, was awarded the Barker Henley Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Community Harmony Medal for his work promoting social cohesion and supporting people of all faiths.

Having grown up in Tartous in Syria, one of nine children, and studying mechanical engineering at Aleppo University, Fr Fadi migrated to Australia in 1996 and like all migrants needed to…

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