Tasmania, June 2017

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Greetings of peace! This weekend the Annual General Meeting for Religions for Peace Australia is being held in Canberra and we send thoughts of blessing and empowerment to those involved and for their dialogue and deliberations. In June, Religions for Peace Tas will not so much have an event as an activity.  On Monday 5 June, today, UN World Environment Day is celebrated and on Thursday 8 June, UN World Oceans Day is the celebration.

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Tasmania, May 2017

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Greetings of peace! Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch are collaborating with three interfaith organisations during May: the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, the Symphony of Peace Prayers and Recognise. Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch together with Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre in Hobart are hosting the ARRCC AGM as the Tasmanian hub of the national meeting.  The gathering will be held on Thursday 11 May. 

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Tasmania: March/April 2017

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Greetings of peace! In April, the Religions for Peace gathering will be a Silence meditation to honour Earth Day Saturday 22 April 2017 3.00-4.00pm at Kris’ property 94 Morphetts Rd, Neika.  Come and join us and people from the other 192 countries around the world in sending vibrations of peace and healing to the Earth and all living creatures.   

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Tasmania, February 2017

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Greetings of peace! At the moment we are celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, at a time when we are facing many challenges to the Interfaith movement.  As you will see from the items in this newsletter, however, there is great enthusiasm to meet those challenges. Our gathering for February will be in collaboration with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania on the evening of 23 February 2017. 

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Tasmania: December 2016

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Greetings of peace for this final month of 2016! We will not be holding any events during December or January, but we would like to support Mannalargenna Day, a special time this weekend celebrating the great Aboriginal leader, Mannalargenna and commemorating a very special event …

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Tasmania: November 2016

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Greetings of peace and many congratulations for a happy Diwali!

The Religions for Peace Tas branch gathering for this month will be held on Saturday 19 November 2016 from 10am-4.00pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. Rev John Carroll, Secretary of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change at the headquarters in Sydney, will facilitate a workshop entitled Spirituality and Climate Activism.

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Tasmania: October 2016

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TThe Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch gathering for October will be held on Sunday 9 October 2016 from 3.00-4.30pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. It is entitled ‘Promoting Equality and Respect: an interfaith collaboration on preventing family violence‘. An introductory presentation to the project will be given by Jill Shanti, who was a member of the Interfaith Working Group of the resource produced by the Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network.

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Tasmania, August 2016

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The gathering for Religions for Peace for this month will be held on Wednesday evening 10 August from 6.00-7.00pm at the Brahma Kumaris Centre, 51 Risdon Rd., New Town. We’ll share a skype call with Thea Ormerod, the Chair of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, who is hoping to discuss her proposed visit to Hobart on Saturday 19 November to conduct a workshop for interested participants. This will be an opportunity not only to discuss Thea’s proposed visit but the content of her workshop as well.

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Tasmania, June 2016

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In June we will be sharing in Multifaith events of two organisations. The first, Tierra Segrada or Sacred Earth, is a world-wide Multifaith day of prayer and action for the planet and a call to world leaders to commit to a 1.5 degree C limit on global temperature rise. This will be co-ordinated in Hobart by Marilyn Goninon at Scots Memorial Uniting Church, Bathurst St Hobart from 3.00-4.00pm on Sunday 12 June.

Secondly, we will share Tasmanians for Recognition’s Journey for Recognition to be held in Hobart from 12 noon to 2.00pm on 25 June on Parliament House lawns. There will be wet weather backup. There are a number of venues round Tasmania where people are welcome to join the Journey.

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Tasmania, May 2016

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The sacred festival days continue as we move from April to May. While the eight day festival of Pesach or Passover is often close in time to ‘Western’ Easter, this year, Pesach does not begin till 23 April and ends on 30 April. The Eastern Rite, or Orthodox, Easter Sunday is 1 May 2016.

The Religions for Peace events for May will include participating in the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and we will be hosting a gathering for Tasmanians for Reconciliation towards the end of May.

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Tasmania, April 2016

Tasmania, March 2016
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The sacred festival days continue into April. While the eight day festival of Pesach or Passover is often close in time to ‘Western’ Easter, this year, Pesach does not begin till 23 April and the Eastern Rite, or Orthodox, Easter Sunday is 1 May 2016.

The Religions for Peace event for April will be held close to many holy days. Cheryl Maddock, the Founder/Facilitator of the Australian Shamanic Centre, will conduct a Soul Retrieval session for the souls of the earth.

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Tasmania: December 2016

Tasmania LogoGreetings of peace at this special time of blessings!
This evening is the last of the eight days of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of Lights, commemorating the rededication of the Temple after the victory of the Maccabees. December is also the month when the birth of the Prophet Mohammad is celebrated (23 December) as well as the Christmas festival, celebrating the birth of Christ.

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Tasmania – November 2015

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The next gathering of Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch will be will be in support of the Australian section of the International People’s Climate March and specifically in support of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, a national body with headquarters in Sydney. Some of you may have known about the forerunner of this organisation, called Greenfaith Australia.

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Tasmania, Sept 2015

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The next gathering of Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch will be on Sunday 20 September 3.00-4.30pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave., Sandy Bay, when Religions for Peace and the UTAS Multifaith Chaplaincy will be holding a gathering entitled: Remembering Peace: a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace in the Anzac Centenary Year.

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Tasmania – August 2015

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The next gathering of Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch has been cancelled due the unavailability of the invited guest. However, we encourage you to save the date for Sunday 20 September 3.00-4.30pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave., Sandy Bay, when Religions for Peace and the UTAS Multifaith Chaplaincy will be holding a gathering entitled: Remembering Peace: a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace in the Anzac Centenary Year.

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