South Australia: Interfaith Matters – November 2019



You are invited to Interfaith Matters at Hope’s Cafe (cnr Norwood Pde and Portrush Road) on 28 August 5.30 for 6 pm – 8 / 8.30. The theme is Bruce Whyatt on his faith journey and the discoveries he has made through the eyes of another.

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Victoria: Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges

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The Australian Earth Laws Alliance invites you to join them for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields – including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality – 2 Day Conference on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019, at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, Fitzroy.

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Queensland: Chenrezig Institute Courses

Chenrezig Logo with dragonsChenrezig Institute is a Buddhist retreat and study centre nestled in the hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia. Established in 1974, the Institute was among the first Tibetan Buddhist centres in the Western World and remains one of the largest. Several courses are offered in November 2019.

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Summer Course on Vinaya

Australian Association of Buddhist StudiesA summer short course on Vinaya will be taught by Professor Shayne Clarke (of McMaster University) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is being run as an intensive class (3 hours per day) between Feb 10 and 19, 2020.  

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Tasmania: November 2019

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With the importance of addressing our care of the planet assuming more urgency every day, we thought it worth offering another opportunity in 2019 for anyone who hasn’t experienced the Living the Change workshops to join this international multifaith project to support the sustainability of the Earth.

The workshop Living the Change: faithful choices for a flourishing world will be run on Saturday 23 November 3.00-5.00pm at the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre, 51 Risdon Rd., New Town. 

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History of Remembrance Day

The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, FranceAt 11am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This is commemorated every year in Australia with Remembrance Day events at cenotaphs in every village, town and city. Remembrance Day is a significant memorial in the life of Australia as a nation. The photo on the right is The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.

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Victoria: Albanian Mosque turns 50

Albanian Australian Islamic Society logoThe Albanian Australian Islamic Society was the first Albanian organisation in the greater city of Melbourne to provide Albanian Muslim families with social, religious and educational services. Along with social functions, meetings and Islamic classes (‘Maytep’) for children, the Society also held the very first official Albanian language classes in Australia. This year, the Albanian Mosque in Carlton turns 50 and celebrates with a street party on Sunday 17th November 2019.

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Canberra: International Day for Tolerance

The EarthThe Canberra Interfaith Forum invites you to join them in celebration of UN International Day of Tolerance on Monday 18 November 2019. The keynote speaker, Mr. Jack Waterford (former editor of The Canberra Times) will examine if Australia is still a tolerant society.

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Philosophy and the Far Right from Weimar to Charlottesville

an odd fencePhilosophy and the Far Right from Weimar to Charlottesville is a series of afternoon plenaries presented by the by Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University Burwood Campus on November 18 from midday to 5:30pm.

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ABC: What Australians really think about religion

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Australians firmly believe that religious people are subjected to discrimination in this country.

But all the same, we’d rather the godly kept their views to themselves.

Seventy-one per cent of Australians told the ABC’s Australia Talks National Survey that religious discrimination happens “occasionally” or “often” in this country.

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The Melbourne Convergence: “Visions for Intercultural Education”

The Melbourne Convergence“Visions for Intercultural Education” is commemorating the two-year anniversary of the historic Return to Country of Mungo Man. The Melbourne Convergence will take place at Victoria University on November 16th, 2pm -6pm. Unity Earth invites you to join them for a remarkable coming together at Victoria University in the heart of Melbourne to learn around the story of Lake Mungo, its deep history and to reflect together on the future for this significant site of natural and cultural heritage.

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‘Sustainability Book’ offers Christian perspective on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Online Sustainability BookA new publication, The Sustainability Book offers online texts and resources about the Sustainable Development Goals for use by congregations, gatherings, and individuals.

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Victoria: Climate Change and Social Justice

greatest moral challenge of our generationClimate change and social justice is a community forum hosted by the Inner North Anglican Network: All Saints Northcote, St Mark’s Fitzroy and St Philip’s Collingwood on Saturday 16 November 2019, 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at St Philip’s Anglican Church, 146 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford.

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