Victoria: Gillian Triggs to speak on Religious Freedom

Former head of Australia’s Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will give an address on Religious Freedom in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019 – at Melbourne University – on 5 February 2019.

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Victoria: Launch of ‘Our Stories- Empathy and Education Leading to Action.’

The launch event for ‘Our Stories’ features the stories of four refugees building a new life in Australia. Alpha, Shabnam, David and Aya each arrived in Australia at a different time and from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds – will occur at the LaunchPad Hub, Richmond on the evening of 11 December.

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Victoria: Significant benefits of pastoral care confirmed in new report

A NEW report by researchers at ACU confirms the significant benefits of pastoral care to hospital patients and aged care residents. Almost all (99 per cent) of participants reported that that during their meetings with the pastoral practitioner they felt they were treated with dignity and respect.

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Victoria: Commemoration of Genocide

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The Darebin Interfaith Network will conduct a two-stage commemoration on Sunday, 9 December 2018.

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Walking Together: Remembering William Cooper



The William Cooper Legacy Project together with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria invite you to their Remembrance Walk at Flagstaff Gardens on evening of 6 December 2018. This will be followed by a smoking ceremony and Chanukiah lighting at Peppercorn Park, Alexandra Gardens.

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Victoria Against Violence

Family violence is a national emergency in this state and across Australia. There is an urgent need for change. All forms of violence are unacceptable, yet family violence is pervasive. It shatters lives, families and communities. Now in its fourth year, Victoria Against Violence – which coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign – calls on our community to commit to actions that change the culture that drives family violence.

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Victoria: Engaging with the Courts

Religious leaders from different faith communities were among those invited to County Court of Victoria, the Hon. Peter Kidd and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.. Many community leaders were invited to participate in this session, in order that they come to understand the work of the court. In the video below, we see religious leaders and community leaders interacting with the County Court of Victoria.

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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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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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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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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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Victoria: Healing Pilgrimage For the Innocents

For the Innocents invites you to come on pilgrimage to espouse the National apology – to all those who experienced Sexual Abuse as children in an Institution – by the Prime Minister. Our pilgrimage will gather at 11.30 at the Healing Remembrance Garden of St Patrick’s College, 1431 Sturt St Ballarat on Saturday, 20 October, 2018.

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