NSW: Buddhist Studies August Seminars UPDATE

Australian Association of Buddhist StudiesThe Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies notifies updates to the previously advertised sessions with Prof. Michael Zimmerman from the University of Hamburg.
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Victoria: Honouring our Differences through stories

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia presents an interfaith event: Honouring Our Differences – Telling Our Stories at the ARK Centre, Cato St, Hawthorn East, on afternoon of Sunday 25 August 2019.

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Victoria: Navigating Life in the Age of Cyberspace

age of cyberspaceOn September 3, 10, 17, 19 Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM will be presenting a series of lectures /interactive discussions, including guests, followed by an innovative workshop on developing new approaches to conversation and dialogue. I’ve titled the series Navigating Life in the Age of Cyberspace at St Michael’s Church, Collins St, Melbourne.

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Victoria: Forum on Freedom of Religion Responsibility, Respect & Dignity in a Pluralist Society

Sikh Interfaith Council Victoria logoThe Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria will conduct a Forum on Freedom of Religion Responsibility, Respect & Dignity in a Pluralist Society at Swinburne University of Technology, Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), on Saturday 31 August 2019.

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Queensland: Community Trustbuilding – What Does it Take? What Do We Need?

Initiatives of Change logoInitiatives of Change (Australia) will facilitate a Community Trust Building event at the Multifaith Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University on Saturday August 31.

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NSW: Buddhist Studies August Seminars

Australian Association of Buddhist StudiesThe Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies notifies that Prof. Michael Zimmerman from the University of Hamburg is the holder of the 2019 University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies. As part of this Professorship, he will deliver a series of lectures at the University of Sydney.
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2018-2019 Annual Report

Religions for Peace AustraliaProfessor Desmond Cahill, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia, delivered the Annual Report for Religions for Peace Australia at the Annual General Meeting in Canberra during June 2019. The report is given below.

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NSW: Call for dialogue against violence and hate

Tony Burke MP at Interfaith Dinner

The Canterbury Bankstown 13th Annual Interfaith Dinner was held on Tuesday 6 August 2019 with the theme “From Christchurch to Sri Lanka – Interfaith and cultural dialogue against violence and hate”. The event included presentation of awards as well as recognition of Order of Australia for Mr Khodr Saleh OAM.

The Interfaith Dinner, held at Punchbowl Community Centre, was organised by Riverwood Community Centre and Canterbury Bankstown Harmony Group at the invitation of Harmony Group President Khodr Saleh, the former deputy mayor of Canterbury-Bankstown Council and supported by Riverwood Community Centre , Canterbury Bankstown Council and United Muslim Association UMA.

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Melbourne: Living the Change – 2019

Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE together at the Multicultural Hub, Melbourne, on Sunday 8 September 2019 where we will be working together towards creating a flourishing world for all. We gather as members of diverse faith communities and those who care for our planet to share our stories of change, transformation, and regeneration. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia and United Religions Initiative.

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Tasmania: August 2019

Tasmania LogoGreetings of peace! For our gathering this month, Religions for Peace will join the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change at Declaration Day, 8 August 12.00 noon till 1.00pm at the Parliament House lawns, Salamanca Place, Hobart.  The event will be the first, peaceful, family-friendly action organised by the Tasmanian Branch of Extinction Rebellion.  Hope to see you there under the ARRCC banner.

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National Survey: Sharing Muslim Stories

Sharing Muslim StoriesThe Race Discrimination Commissioner is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. He is holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion. An online survey has been provided to record stories – different languages may be used to tell stories.

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New South Wales: 16th Sakyadhita Conference

The 16th Sakyadhita Conference, held in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales in Australia



The 16th Sakyadhita Conference, held in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales in Australia, proved to be an uplifting and informative event. Held outside of Asia for the first time in its history this year, the conference drew 800 people from 29 countries under the theme “New Horizons in Buddhism.”

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Queensland: The Current State of Interfaith Collaboration in Financial Investments

Seamus P FinnThe Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue will host the Rev. Seamus P Finn OMI, presenting a public lecture covering “The Current State of Interfaith Collaboration in Financial Investments” at the Nathan Campus on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM.

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NSW: Australian Association for the Study of Religion Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 Australian Association for the Study of Religion conference will be held from December 5-6 at the city campus of the University of Newcastle, co-hosted by the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and the University of Newcastle’s Centre for the Study of Violence and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. A full day workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers will be organised on 4 December. The Conference theme is Religion and Violence.

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Bendigo mosque construction begins

Bendigo Mosque - turning the sodAfter six years of controversy that saw protests in the streets and a mock beheading, a mosque is finally being built in the central Victorian city of Bendigo. Accompanied by police, Premier Daniel Andrews took part in a sod-turning ceremony at the site of the future Bendigo Islamic Community Centre in East Bendigo this morning.

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