Victoria: Facts about Islam key to anti-Muslim prejudice

A Deakin University study has found that having more factual knowledge of Islam and contact with Muslims is linked to less prejudice against Muslims. The study by researchers with the University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is the first to examine whether knowing more facts about Islam as a religion and knowing more Muslims predicts lower levels of prejudice regardless of people’s age, education and political views.

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Victoria: A Faith Response to the Social Cost of Gambling Harm



The Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) has issued a statement on the Social Cost of Gambling Harm. Gambling is normalised in our society and marketed as entertainment but it can result in significant harm for the gambler and those close to them.

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Australia: Nobel Peace Ride


In September 2018, The Nobel Peace Ride will journey from Melbourne to Canberra by bicycle, touring ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and raising awareness of the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Beginning on September 2 in Melbourne, the birthplace of ICAN, we will arrive in Canberra on September 20, marking one year since the nuclear ban treaty opened for signature and demanding our Government join this landmark accord as a matter of urgency.

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JCMA Women’s Tour To Mikvah Baths, Succah and Jewish Museum

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia’s Women’s Committee is pleased to invite you to visit three fascinating places of Jewish interest at the Jewish Women’s Mikva, East St Kilda, on 27 September 2018.

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Victoria: Australian Meditation Conference

Presented by the Meditation Association of Australia, the Australian Meditation Conference provides a platform for collaborative dialogue between a wide range of speakers interested in the philosophies and applications of meditation, mindfulness, contemplation and reflection. The conference will take place at the Melbourne Campus of Australian Catholic University from 20-22 July 2018.

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Victoria: Annual Sr. Shirley Sedawie Oration

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) presents the Annual Sr. Shirley Sedawie Oration, which will be delivered by the Rev. Dr Michael Trainor on the topic of The Contribution of Jewish-Christian Dialogue in a World of Fundamentalism and Political Extremism at the Temple Beth Israel, East St Kilda, on Sunday 5th of August.

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Victoria: Rituals and Processes of Grief across Multiple Religions

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement presents its Annual Grief Lecture at the Village Roadshow Theatre, Latrobe St, Melbourne, on the topic of Death Across Multiple Religions, on the evening of Thursday 5th of July, 2018.

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Victoria: Young People of Faith working towards Tolerance and Unity

Kingston Interfaith Network are hosting a Youth Panel Discussion on Faith. A panel of young people will answer questions about their faith and explain why it is an important part of their identity at the Moorabbin Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, on Thursday, 26 July 2018.

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Victoria: Islam in a Secular Society: Individualism vs Communitarianism


The Australian Intercultural Society & Rationalist Society of Australia present “Islam in a secular society : Individualism vs Communitariansim” Panel discussion on the evening of Tuesday, 31 July 2018. The panel will be moderated by the former Religion Editor of The Age newspaper Mr Barney Zwartz.

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