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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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 Christchurch shootings

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the peak representative body of the Australian Jewish community is shocked and deeply saddened by the killing of worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. From the information available to the public, it appears that the murderer or murderers were motivated by white supremacist, neo-Nazi ideology. To kill unarmed … Read more

Bendigo Zinda Festival – Annual Interfaith Dinner and Forum

As part of the 2018 Bendigo Zinda Festival, Bendigo Interfaith Council will hold a Forum and Dinner at the All Seasons Conservatory on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Guest speaker will be Sherene Hassan OAM, Education Director of the Islamic Museum of Australia.

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Victorian Open Mosque Day – Geelong

The Islamic Council of Victoria will conduct their third Open Mosque Day on Sunday, March 17th from 10:00 – 4:00pm. 20 participating mosques will open their doors to visitors and guests, provide mosque tours and a warm welcome. Geelong Mosque, at 45-47 Bostock Ave, Manifold Heights, will also be open.

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Victoria: The Changing Shape of Religious Diversity in Australia: How Gen Z Leads the Way

The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) will host Prof. Gary Bouma on The Changing Shape of Religious Diversity in Australia: How Gen Z Leads the Way at St kevin’s College, Watgerford Campus, Richmond on Sunday, 31 March 2019

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NSW: 2019 Master Sheng Yen Lecture in Chinese Buddhism

The 2019 Master Sheng Yen Lecture in Chinese Buddhism will be given by Robert Sharf (University of California, Berkeley) on Monday 25 March, 6:00-7:30pm at New Law School Lecture Theatre (LT024), New Law Annexe F10A, University of Sydney. The lecture is presented by the University of Sydney School of Languages and Cultures.

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Victoria: “Aged Care Crisis ? Ethics in our Modern Day Practice”

A royal commission into Australia’s Aged Care service providers is looking to address systemic issues that are corrupting the noble service. Recent reports (Feb 2019) state there were more than 3,700 assaults, either physical or mental on both residents or staff, in Australian nursing homes this past financial year. What should our carers be mindful of when looking after our elderly ? What ethical considerations need emphasis during training ? How can our elderly find the comfort and solace they so desperately seek to find whilst in other’s care ?     

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Australian National Imams Council – 12th General Assembly

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) held its 12th General Assembly and AGM on Sunday 3 March 2019 in Sydney. The General Assembly of ANIC discussed and considered various topics and affairs that concern Australian Muslims. It also discussed various proposals and strategies relating to, and the future direction of, ANIC and the Australian Muslim community.

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Victoria: Buddhist Temple Refused

A Buddhist temple and assembly hall has been refused for Gisborne South following strong community backlash. Macedon Ranges Shire councillors voted 7-2 in favour of the 52 objectors who aired concerns surrounding loss of amenity, neighbourhood character, increased traffic, sewerage and impacts on local waterways.

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Tasmania: March 2019

Tasmania LogoGreetings of peace! Our March gathering to honour Harmony Week will feature a long-time member of Religions for Peace Tasmania participant, Rev Rosalind Terry from the Uniting Church.  The topic is A Mystery Pilgrimage: how a Christian minister found herself in India studying Buddhist philosophy.

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