Victoria: Walk Together

The core message of Welcome is to hold an annual Walk Together parade where people from across the nation, and from various cultures and backgrounds join together in a positive and uplifting parade, spreading the message to all that "You are Welcome Here"

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Day of Peace, Perth

International Day of Peace celebration in Perth was opened by the Vice President of the United Nations Association of WA, Ricardo Hernandez. An account of this event is given below from Eva Sautzer of Western Australia.

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Royal Commission Address to International Law Conference

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

At a recent address to an International Criminal Law Conference, Royal Commissioner Justice McClelland raised the issue of repetitive abuse by individuals in insitutional settings and courts ordering separate trials; these frequently result in acquittals of the accused. The unfairness of this has surfaced in the private hearings conducted by the Royal Commission in different cities. Commissioner McClelland went on to say, "Survivors have told us how distressing and unfair they feel it is when they are required, in their evidence, to omit what to them are important parts of their accounts of what occurred, and to limit themselves – in their view, artificially – to a partial account of the events."

This address by Commissioner McClelland exposes the full depth and scope of the reviews being conducted by the Royal Commission and the differences in how each state treats evidence. It is worthy (if at times legalistic) reading and worthy of consideration. Federal protection of children ought not stop at a national "working with children" check; the Royal Commission (rightly so) is exposing important issues, including holding an institution criminally responsible for abuse. The address is reproduced in full, below.

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Curriculum Review Completed

Curriculum Review Completed

Australia's school curriculum is overcrowded and needs to refocus teaching in early childhood years on literacy and numeracy, according to a Federal Government-commissioned report released on Sunday. The review diligently considered Religion in the Australian curriculum, with input from the ACARA review into Religion in the national curriculum, but made no recommendations.

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Queensland: Christians & Muslims Standing Together

Christian leaders from various denominations in Logan and Brisbane concerned about recent attacks on Muslims publically stood in solidarity with the Muslim community. They issued a ‘Call For Christians And Muslims To Stand Together’ with Muslim leaders on Friday 26th of September at the Kuraby Mosque, 1408 Beenleigh Road, Kuraby. They also prayed together for peace.

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Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace

Multifaith Education Australia

SRI Victoria

The Recent Victorian Education Department Ministerial Directive №41 requires the posting of curriculum materials for Special Religious Instruction in Victoria to the public domain so that parents may overview the curriculum content. Curriculum materials will be posted to Multifaith Education Australia, the new website for Special Religious Instruction (and multifaith education) in Australia. This website is administered by Religions for Peace Australia under its contractural requirements with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. SRI Curriculum Content is found on this website here

The Golden Rule

Golden Rule, Australian Version

An Australian Version of the Golden Rule Poster is available

Multifaith Australia - Reimaging our Common Future

Reimagining Our Common Future

Religions for Peace Australia, with RMIT Chaplaincy, present Multifaith Australia – Reimagining Our Common Future public lecture by Religions for Peace for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Watch a video of this lecture by Prof. Joe Camillerie and the response by Maria Vamvakinou, MP.

Offer a Meal Movement

Offer a Meal

Religions for Peace Australia invites you to join the worldwide Offer a Meal Movement – a movement which skips a meal a couple of times a month in solidarity with–and prayer for –those suffering from hunger, extreme poverty or violent conflict.

G20 Interfaith Summit: Religious Freedom and Economic Development

G20 Interfaith Summit

Griffith University Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue will conduct a G20 Interfaith Summit on November 16 - 18. This Interfaith Summit will explore Religious Freedom and Economic Development.
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Interaction

Interaction

Affliated with Religions for Peace Australia, InterAction is Interfaith Youth building a generation-wide movement of young people. Inspired by individual spiritual traditions, InterAction works together to build a better world. Visit Interaction

Anti Racism

Racism, it stops with Me

Religions for Peace has partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission Anti Racism Strategy

9th World Assembly

Religions for Peace

The 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace was held in Vienna during November, 2013. Theme Papers and Resources are available.