Victoria: Muslims in the face of rising populism in the West and the Muslim World



The Australian Intercultural Society in collaboration with Deakin University and the Alfred Deakin Instituate of Citizenship and Globalisation will present a panel discussion on Muslims in the face of rising populism in the West and the Muslim World on Monday 5th of March at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne.

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NSW: South Sudanese Burial Rites

According to the latest census count, just over 5,000 people in Greater Western Sydney reported having a Sudanese ancestry. Over 90% of them came to Sydney from South Sudan. The Community of South Sudan and Other Marginalised Areas Association (CSSOMA) is the peak body in NSW representing the South Sudanese community. CSSOMA provides South Sudanese with culturally appropriate support Services and advocates on their behalf. Here, we learn about the importance of proper burial rites for the South Sudanese, primarily of the Dinka religion.

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Victoria: Challenging the African Youth Crisis

The Hume Interfaith Network invites you to a community forum with keynote speaker Ahmed Hassan, Director of outreach group Youth Activating Youth (YAY).

This forum will unpack the conversation currently playing out in the media, regarding African youth and their community leaders – Challenging the “African Gang Crisis”.

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Clerical Culture, Religious Organisations and the Royal Commission Report


University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Australia – Victoria Branch, conducted an extensive presentation into clerical culture and its effect on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) at Melbourne University on Tuesday 6th February 2018. The presentation was well attended.

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Victoria: Listening to the Female Voice: Women and Faith

Australian Catholic University and Australian Intercultural Society will conduct a Public Panel Discussion Listening to the Female Voice: Women and Faith at the ACU Fitzroy Campus on the evening of Tuesday 6 March.

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400 Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Sign ‘Washington Declaration’ for Religious Tolerance

WASHINGTON — Over 400 Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders from all over the world affirmed on Wednesday a new declaration calling for the global protection of religious minorities and marginalized communities.

The “Washington Declaration” was unveiled after two days of collaboration among hundreds of interfaith leaders who gathered for the three-day “Alliance of Virtue” conference organized by the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and its leader, Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a Saudi Arabian Islamic Studies professor.

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Alliance of Virtue to affirm respect for Religious Minorities

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the annual National Prayer Breakfast, international religious leaders from across the theological and political spectrum will make a unified commitment to concrete actions calling for respect of Muslims in the United States and affirming the rights of religious minorities around the world, including Christians in Muslim countries.

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Hear My Voice

The amplification of women’s voices has become an idee fixe of modern social media. Rightfully so. If anything has become clear since the 2016 presidential election and the recent #metoo exposure of rampant sexual assault, it’s the necessity and relevance of feminism in our society.

But for today’s fourth-wave feminists, an awareness and appreciation of the great forward leaps made by the second-wave feminists of the 1960s is imperative to maintain historical perspective and inform future action. Marcia R. Rudin’s historical novel, Hear My Voice, does just that.

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