Tasmania, November 2018

Hobart will celebrate Diwali (Deepavali) on Friday 9 November from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at Franklin Square. Diwali is a festival of victory of light over darkness; it is observed in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and the Sikh religion. The word ‘Deepavali’ literally means ‘rows of lamps’. The lamp is not merely the symbol of knowledge of Truth, but also of the one Spirit that shines in all.

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Victoria: Stranger Things: Australian Teens claim ‘no religion’, but report a diversity of spiritualities

The Australian Intercultural Society will host Prof. Gary Bouma who will give an overview of Generation Z and their religious diversity, St Kilda Road, Melbourne on Tuesday 13 November 2018 commencing 12.00pm

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The Sydney Jewish community’s vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Last night, hundreds gathered at The Great Synagogue to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, co-hosted by the ECAJ, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Emanuel Synagogue, and The Great Synagogue.

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Victoria: Buddhist Spring Festival 2018

The Tibetan Buddhist Society takes great pleasure in inviting you to the Buddhist Spring Festival Ceremony for World Peace held in the traditional Tibetan temple, which was blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The festival will take place on the weekend of 10-11 November at Yuroke, Melbourne.

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Statement: Tree of Life Synagogue

Religions for Peace Australia is shocked and deeply saddened to hear of uncalled for attack and subsequent deaths at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg during a family service. Religions for Peace Australia calls for people of all faiths to stand in solidarity with our Jewish Community as well as holding them in our … Read more

Victoria: JCMA Women’s Tour of St Paul’s Cathedral

As part of our continuing efforts in harbouring understanding and appreciation of the Abrahamic faith traditions, the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia’s Women’s Committee is pleased to invite you to a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral, in the Melbourne CBD on Thursday, 1 November, 2018.

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Victoria: JCMA Annual General Meeting, The JCMA Education Program

The JCMA will conduct is Annual General Meeting at 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne, on evening of Thursday, 15 November. The AGM will feature a presentation, ‘Developing Cultural Capabilities In Schools’ – The JCMA Education Program.

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Ballarat: JCMA Interfaith Friendship Walk

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The Ballarat Interfaith Network and the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) invites you to: JCMA Friendship Walk in Ballarat 2018 commencing from the Islamic Society of Ballarat premises on Sunday 28 October 2018.

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Melbourne: Living the Change

Close to 300 people joined the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change Living the Change events last weekend and committed to further steps for a safer climate. You could join this new faith-inspired movement. In Melbourne, those concerned with climate change met at Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub. Religions for Peace Australia was a sponsor for this event.

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South Australia: National Mosque Open Day

National Mosque Open Day, an initiative of the Lebanese Muslim Association, is an annual Australia-wide event that features a number of mosques across the nation simultaneously opening their doors to the public and inviting them to come in and explore their local mosque. In Woodville North, the al-Khalil Mosque will be participating and open to the public.

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NSW: Christian response to disturbing global warming report

In the week of October 7 – 14, Christians from the Uniting Church, Anglican, Catholic and other traditions joined their efforts with a global faith-inspired response to the climate crisis. This comes as good news after the disturbing IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

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Perth: Borderless Gandhi Exhibition



Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Colour was launched at Perth Airport on Monday by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia. The exhibition promotes peace, equality and nonviolence through digitally restored images from the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition runs from Tues 2 Oct to Fri 9 Nov at Parliament House & Perth Airport.

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Op-Ed: The New Nazis: How the meme-rich world of the internet is a threat in Australia

Everyone’s Nazi these days, it seems. Bothered by punctuation mistakes? You’re a grammar Nazi. Like to protest hate speech? A leftist Nazi.

Nazi is most often used in our society to describe a person intolerant of the beliefs of others. It’s become a confusing term, with some even believing that Nazis were actually socialists (for what it’s worth, they weren’t).

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Victoria: Launch of the annual ‘Gesher’ Journal 2018

Gesher is the annual journal of the Council of Christians and Jews Victoria. The Council of Christians and Jews in Victoria invite you to the 2018 Launch of the annual ‘Gesher’ Journal on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at 7.00pm. The Guest Speaker is Dr Nick Dyrenfurth.

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