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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Tasmania – April 2015

Tasmania – April 2015

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Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch Interfaith Gathering for April will be held on Tuesday 7 April 2015 at 2.00pm at Little Frying Pan Island, Berriedale, a place very special to the Aboriginal people of Tasmania and one that continues to play a special part in the Reconciliation process. We will be led by Kris Schaffer.

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Tasmania – December 2014

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As part of Human Rights Week 2014, Religions for Peace (Tas Branch) will host a Multifaith gathering entitled ‘Faiths Respecting Refugees’ on Sunday 30 November 2.30-4.00pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. This will be the last gathering for 2014.

The keynote speaker will be Fr Shammi Perera, originally from Sri Lanka, now the chaplain caring for refugees, based at St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart. The Karen choir from Myanmar will also join us, as will a number of speakers from different faiths, sharing the wisdom of their traditions with respect to caring for refugees.

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