Vietnamese monks ordered to stop scamming faithful with ‘bad karma eviction’ ceremonies

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop “soul summoning” and “bad karma eviction” ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam.

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Perth community pays tribute to Christchurch victims

There were emotional scenes as crowds gathered at mosques across Perth this afternoon to pay their respects to the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch massacre on March 15. About 1000 people joined in prayers at services held at the Perth Mosque. Others also gathered at the Thornlie Mosque and Masjid Ibrahim in Southern River.

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New Zealand attack: Al Noor mosque imam tells world leaders to fight hate speech

An imam who survived the terror attack at Al Noor mosque has declared New Zealand “unbreakable” in a sermon attended by thousands in Christchurch on Friday and called on world leaders eliminate hate speech, saying the massacre “did not come overnight”.

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Reflections from the Western Wall on International Women’s Day

Tonight on the eve of Purim, I will gather 10 beloved women around me and recite Birkat HaGomeil (a prayer said in gratitude after one has overcome a dangerous or life-threatening event). In this blessing, I will hold close to me the hundreds of other women who were with me last Friday on Rosh Chodesh at the Western Wall (the Kotel). Women from across the religious (and secular) spectrum – Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and ultra-Orthodox – flooded the Kotel, each driven by her own motivations and stances.

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“Dear Prime Minister …”: An Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern

Dear Prime Minister Ardern,
I am a 13-year-old Muslim girl from Australia and I would like to publicly share my appreciation with you. I belong to the generation that was born after 11 September 2001. I have never really contemplated how dark the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant language is that permeates Australian society, because it is all I have ever known. I guess I’ve become used to hearing political leaders use that same language.

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NSW: Interfaith Council for the Annunciation

The annual Christian-Muslim interfaith celebration for the Feast of the Annunciation to Mary, hosted by the Interfaith Council for the Annunciation and Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, Maronite Bishop of Australia at 7.00pm, Sunday 24 March 2019 at the Gleeson Auditorium, Australian Catholic University, 250A Barker Road, Strathfield.

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Dalai Lama Says His Successor May Come From India, Sends Message to China

Dharamshala: The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected.

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Islamic Centre of Victoria – Vigil At the State Library



The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) hosted a vigil on the evening of Monday 18 March outside the Victorian State Library to offer prayers and support to the Muslims who died in the two terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Western Australia – Religious communities stand in solidarity after New Zealand terror attack

Religious leaders and people of varying faiths have united at a Perth church to condemn the terror attack in New Zealand on Friday in a show of solidarity with the families of those killed and injured.

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Hobart Vigil for Christchurch Terrorist Attack

There will be a vigil in support of those affected by yesterday’s Christchurch terrorist attack.  The vigil will be held tomorrow evening, Sunday 17 March at 6.00pm in Franklin Square, Hobart.  The City of Hobart is working with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, Hobart Mosque, Tasmanian University Muslim Society and Tasmanian University Pakistan Society, to … Read more

Victorian Mosque Open Day to go ahead, says Islamic Council of Victoria

Tomorrow a mosque open day is being held in Victoria and police have said will increase the security presence around places of worship. Twenty-one mosques in Victoria plan to open their doors to the community to mark the beginning of Cultural Diversity Week. It’s the third year the open day has been held, with thousands of visitors attending in previous years.

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Statement on New Zealand Attacks – Religions for Peace Australia

Dear Muslims of Australia, We as members of Religions for Peace Australia, part of the world’s largest interfaith coalition working for global and regional peace and Interreligious harmony, wish to express our solidarity with the Muslim peoples of Oceania and our unity in sorrow on this vicious attack in Christchurch. We mourn for the victims … Read more