Supporting the Climate Strike: Australia

Global Climate StrikeReligions for Peace Australia supports the climate strike on Friday, 20 September 2019. As people of spirit and faith, we are joining the youth climate strikers to call for sweeping, urgent climate action and to make sure that our response is grounded in the core values shared by all our traditions: love, justice, and compassion.

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Museums program bringing faiths together

Jewish MuseumAn innovative new program is bringing together students from Melbourne’s Jewish and Islamic communities to build bridges and foster respect and acceptance. The ‘Museums Together’ project is seeing a hundred students from King David School and Sirius College come together to share experiences, culture and knowledge of their respective religions.

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Religions for Peace Looks to its Future

The 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace was held last month at in Lindau, Germany on Lake Constance. This was a large and diverse gathering, 900 participants from 125 countries, thoroughly prepared and organized around the theme “Caring for our Common Future – Advancing Shared Well-Being.” The outcomes are reflected in a Declaration which highlights the broad issues discussed, and focuses on several “action points,” effectively a study agenda for interfaith students and activists everywhere. The Declaration acknowledges that “we are experiencing what we call a ‘meta-crisis’ of our modern order,” and the balance of the document unpacks how, together, we need to respond.

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Religious and Indigenous Leaders United to Protect Rainforests

The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative Delegation with indigenous youth leaders Rainforests provide millions of people with food, shelter, livelihoods, medicine and clean water. If protected and restored, rainforests can provide an indispensable contribution to sustainable development. Instead, they are at grave risk.

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Religions for Peace Advances Interreligious Alliance between Myanmar and Indonesia to Respond to Regional Challenges

Religions for Peace Indonesia A 12-member delegation consisting of senior Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu leaders from Myanmar has travelled to Indonesia for a historic visit facilitated by Religions for Peace (RfP)International at the invitation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia. The delegation met with H.E. Vice President Jusuf Kalla as well as leaders of the Interreligious Council of Indonesia-RfP, consisting of Indonesian Ulama Council, Nahdlatul Ulama, Muhammadiyah, Catholic Bishops Conference, Communion of Churches and Hindu, Buddhist and Confucian Associations.

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NSW Buddhist Studies Lecture: Finding Happiness in Samsara

Australian Association of Buddhist StudiesAs part of the 2019 UBEF Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies, Professor Michael Zimmerman will deliver a public talk on Tuesday 17 September 6:00-8:00pm in the John Woolley Lecture Theatre (S325), John Woolley Building (A20), University of Sydney on the topic of Finding happiness in samasara.

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UN International Day of Peace

UN International Day of Peace LogoUN International Day of Peace this year occurs on Saturday 21 September 2019. This year’s theme draws attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. In the lead up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the United Nations calls upon all to take action to tackle climate change. Every human is part of the solution – from turning off the lights to taking public transport, to organising an awareness raising campaign in your community. The Theme is Climate Action for World Peace

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Muslim Film Festival 2019 (Melbourne)

Muslim Film FestivalAustralia’s first ever Muslim Film Festival awaits you with a full day of independent short films made by Muslims and/or telling stories about Muslims anywhere in the world. Our first annual event of Muslim Film Festival will screen around 27 short films within the Official Competition on 14 September at Backlot Studios, 65 Haig St, Southbank, 3006.

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UN International Day of Peace Conference 2019 ~ Peacebuilding and Our Environment

Womens Federation for World Peace LogoThe International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21st September. Women’s Federation for World Peace Oceania holds an annual one-day conference to support and foster peace building within our diverse multicultural community.

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2019 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference

The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong, and the City of Greater Dandenong, would like to invite you to the 2019 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference on Sunday, November 17th 2018 at the Springvale City Hall.

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Tasmania: September 2019

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Greetings of peace and welcome to spring, season of new beginnings! Our event will be held on SundaySeptember 22, 3 – 5 pm, at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay.  Please note the change of date and venue from our original advertising.

Kris Schaffer will welcome us to Country, Councillor Mike Dutta from the City of Hobart Council, originally from Fiji, will share with us the effect Climate Change is having on our Pacific Island neighbours to inspire us in our reflections and Tim Devereux will bring the music of the earth into the gathering via his magical didjeridoo.

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Creating inclusive multi-faith workplaces

steps to creating inclusive multifaith workplacesCreating inclusive multi-faith workplaces is a new resource for DCA members to help workplaces move away from simply ‘accommodating’ the needs of their multi-faith employees, towards making workplaces inclusive for everyone in Australia’s increasingly religiously diverse workplaces.

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Victoria: Jewish – Baptist Dialogue – FREEDOM OF RELIGION

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) and the Kew Baptist Church present A Jewish – Baptist Dialogue: FREEDOM OF RELIGION: ‘The importance of interfaith respect in fostering religion for human flourishing’ on Sunday 22 September 2019 at the Kew Baptist Church from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. All welcome.

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Religious discrimination bill could legalise race hate speech, Law Council warns

Law Council of Australia logoThe expression of religious beliefs that offend, insult or humiliate people based on their race could be effectively legalised by the Coalition’s religious discrimination bill, the Law Council of Australia has warned.

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