Victoria: Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration 2019

March the 8th is a global day of recognition and celebration of women’s social, political, cultural and economic achievements. It is also a day that invites reflection and action to combat gender-based discrimination and violence. The Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration is a free annual oration delivered by a distinguished female guest speaker, Maxine Beneba Clarke.

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Victoria: Open Mosque Day Training

Islamic Council of Victoria’s annual state-wide Victorian Mosque Open Day team ran a training session for participating Mosques on Saturday, February 9 at the ICV to provide support for Mosques who will open their doors for the initiative on Sunday, March 17 this year, during Cultural Diversity Week.

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Victoria: ACU public lecture: Evolution, cooperation and the question of God


The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at Australian Catholic University is pleased to invite you to a public lecture to be given by IRCI Professorial Fellow Sarah Coakley. The topic is, Evolution, cooperation and the question of God -Is there a future for “natural theology”? . This will be held at 6pm on Monday the 18th of February at Christ Lecture Theatre, ACU Melbourne.

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Victoria: Bendigo Interfaith Council ~ Annual Forum and Dinner 2019



As part of the 2018 Bendigo Zinda Festival, Bendigo Interfaith Council will hold a Forum and Dinner at the All Seasons Conservatory on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Guest speaker will be Sherene Hassan OAM, Education Director of the Islamic Museum of Australia.

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Victoria: Tibetan New Year Festival 2019

The Tibetan Buddhist Society takes great pleasure in inviting you to the New Year Meditation Festival on 23 and 24 February. Our festival to celebrate the new year has a new format with a strong focus on the temple and meditation. Activities will happen in and around the beautiful traditional Tibetan temple and surrounding gardens.

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Victoria: Showing Up: Bystander Intervention Program

Australian Intercultural Society, in collaboration with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the Australian Union of Jewish Students and Benevolence Australia will present a collaborative initiative as part of the Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan over several dates in 2019.

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Victoria: Listening to the Statement of the Heart

In observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne – in collaboration with faith leaders from many traditions – will participate in a Listening to the Statement from the Heart at St Oswald’s Church, Glen Iris on Sunday 17 February 2019.

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JCMA Women’s Conference, 2019

The JCMA Women’s Events offer an exciting and stimulating opportunity for women to share experiences and perspectives in the conversation of faith and hope towards the future of humanity.

In this year’s program we explore the rituals of “Beginnings and Endings in the Abrahamic faiths”. The Conference will take place at the Don Bosco Centre, 465 Lysterfield Rd, Lysterfield on the weekend of 1-3 March 2019.

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Victoria: Spiritual Ecology Leadership Program 2019


CERES Environment Park, in conjunction with Initiatives of Change Australia, are seeking young people with a faith or spiritual practice who are passionate about ecology and environment. There are 10 places available. The program will run from February – August 2019.

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Victoria: Earth @ Peace Conference

Earth @ Peace realises a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace. It is a Landmark Conference held tat the University of Divinity, Melbourne, over 2 days, Tuesday-Wednesday 23-24 April 2019. This conference will feature panel discussions, working groups, a hypothetical, and international networking. It will have a highly interactive format, with both lead-up and follow-up activities. The conference is open to all who care for the Earth and humanity’s future, reflecting deeply on and engaging in the journey to: A Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace.

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Victoria: United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 Commemoration

The United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 will be observed at Glen Eira Town Hall, on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Marcia Langdon of the University of Melbourne.

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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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