Victoria: Christmas and Islam

Islamic Museum of Australia logoAs people rush for last-minute Christmas gifts in shopping venues across Australia in a seasonal expenditure expected to reach billions of dollars, Muslims in Australia have mixed feelings about the festive season. You can visit the Islamic Museum of Australia and join in the conversation about Muslims and Christmas on 12 December at 12pm… this talk is for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

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World Premiere “Kristallnacht Cantata – A Voice Of Courage”

William Cooper and Otto Jontof-Hutter - World Premiere of The Kristallnacht Cantata – A Voice of Courage

The World Premiere of Kristallnacht Cantata, a stunning and imaginative orchestral and choral piece commemorating events surrounding Kristallnacht, the chilling precursor to the Holocaust. Two men, one German Jewish, one Australian Aboriginal, from vastly different backgrounds, form a bond of kinship and courage that distance and culture cannot divide. The premiere takes place at Temple Beth Israel, St Kilda, on the evening of 8 December 2019

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Islamophobia is a scourge on Australian Society

Islamic Council of VictoriaThe Islamic Council of Victoria has been engaged in specific projects providing support for those Muslims in Victoria experiencing Islamophobia. The Second Islamophobia Report in Australia indicates that there is an increase in attacks against Muslim women and children, a disgraceful matter.

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Victoria: Holding the Light

Holding the LightHolding the Light, an ecumenical/multi-faith service to remember and honour the Australian women and children who have been killed during 2019 by domestic/relationship violence. The service will be held on Sunday 1 December 2019, from 3.00 – 4.00 pm, at St Francis’ Church, corner of Lonsdale and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne.

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Victoria: Community Breakfast – Preventing Violence Together

Jewish Care LogoJewish Care, together with Unchain My Heart and Glen Eira City Council, is pleased to host a community breakfast in support of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign on 3 December 2019 at the Glen Eira Town Hall Auditorium.

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Victoria: Global Terrorism Index 2019 launch

InterestingThe Australian Intercultural Society in partnership with Institute for Economics & Peace would like to invite you to their upcoming event  “Measuring peace & the economic cost of violence – Global Terrorism Index 2019 Launch” at the Australian Intercultural Society premises in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

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Victoria: Red Wednesday Ecumenical and Interfaith Gathering: “Stand up for Faith and Freedom”

Red Wednesday InterfaithThe Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is spreading Red Wednesday over the whole week from Wednesday 20 November to Wednesday 27. Each night of this week, St Patrick’s Cathedral will be lighted red. The final event will be on Wednesday 27 November, which will be an Ecumenical and Interfaith event.

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Victoria: Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges

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The Australian Earth Laws Alliance invites you to join them for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields – including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality – 2 Day Conference on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019, at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, Fitzroy.

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Victoria: Albanian Mosque turns 50

Albanian Australian Islamic Society logoThe Albanian Australian Islamic Society was the first Albanian organisation in the greater city of Melbourne to provide Albanian Muslim families with social, religious and educational services. Along with social functions, meetings and Islamic classes (‘Maytep’) for children, the Society also held the very first official Albanian language classes in Australia. This year, the Albanian Mosque in Carlton turns 50 and celebrates with a street party on Sunday 17th November 2019.

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Philosophy and the Far Right from Weimar to Charlottesville

an odd fencePhilosophy and the Far Right from Weimar to Charlottesville is a series of afternoon plenaries presented by the by Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University Burwood Campus on November 18 from midday to 5:30pm.

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The Melbourne Convergence: “Visions for Intercultural Education”

The Melbourne Convergence“Visions for Intercultural Education” is commemorating the two-year anniversary of the historic Return to Country of Mungo Man. The Melbourne Convergence will take place at Victoria University on November 16th, 2pm -6pm. Unity Earth invites you to join them for a remarkable coming together at Victoria University in the heart of Melbourne to learn around the story of Lake Mungo, its deep history and to reflect together on the future for this significant site of natural and cultural heritage.

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Victoria: Climate Change and Social Justice

greatest moral challenge of our generationClimate change and social justice is a community forum hosted by the Inner North Anglican Network: All Saints Northcote, St Mark’s Fitzroy and St Philip’s Collingwood on Saturday 16 November 2019, 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at St Philip’s Anglican Church, 146 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford.

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Victoria: The Spirituality of Unity in End of Life Care

New Humanity logoNew Humanity (focolare) will present a Health Symposium on The Spirituality of Unity in End of Life Care at the Australian Catholic University – Mercy Lecture Theatre, Fitzroy, on Sunday 24 November 2019 – 1pm – 5pm.

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SBS: A new manual has been launched to debunk Australia’s misconceptions about Islam

Board of Imams Victoria manualYoung Australian Muslims are increasingly turning to the internet to understand Islam, where they are often feed inaccurate or unreliable information, according to the Board of Imams Victoria. To combat that, and attempt to delegitimise extremist views propagated online, the board has helped launch a 12-page manual.

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