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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Annual General Meeting: Jewish Muslim Christian Association of Australia

Jewish Muslim Christian Association of Australia LogoThe Jewish Muslim Christian Assocation of Australia (JCMA) will conduct their AGM, at which there will be a presentation given by participants in the 2019 JCMA Women’s Joint Journey to Jerusalem. The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Cardinal Knox Centre on Thursday 14 November.

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Multifaith Network’s Letter to the Prime Minister

City of Port Phillip Multifaith Network LogoThe Multifaith Network of the City of Port Phillip – joined by other faith-based organisations and interfaith networks – has written to the Prime Minister of Australia about the need to respond to climate change in a manner which ensures human flourishing for our future generations.

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Sikhs across Victoria come together to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder

Hundreds of people from all over Victoria attended Bendigo's first Nagar Kirtan.The 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, is being celebrated worldwide — and for the first time in Bendigo. A colourful parade with a decorated mobile Gurduara float complete with priest, hymn singing, and martial arts displays made its way through Bendigo, followed by hundreds of people from Melbourne to Mildura on Sunday.

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Melbourne’s Living the Change Year Two Event

Living the Change - Melbourne

Around 40 people gathered on Sunday 8 September 2019 for Living the Change Year Two. This was a joint Australias Religious Response to Climate Change, United Religious Initiatives and Religions for Peace Victoria activity

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Victoria: Tackling Hate Speech Program

OHPI LogoThe Council of Christians and Jews Victoria – in collaboration with the Online Hate Prevention Institute will deliver the first workshop of the Tackling Hate Speech Program at St Dominic’s Primary School, Camberwell on Saturday 10 November from 2 – 4 pm.

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Victoria: Launch of Gesher 2019

Council of Christians and Jews Victoria LogoThe first edition of the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) journal, Gesher, appeared in October 1990. This journal strives to serve as a bridge between Christianity and Judaism. The Launch of Gesher 2019 will take place at Genazzano College, Kew, on the afternooon of 1 December 2019. The Council of Christians and Jews invites you to the Launch of Gesher 2019 ‘Women and Religion’.

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Jewish International Film Festival 2019

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe Jewish Film Festival 2019 returns to Australian cinemas with a new line up of intriguing movies. The festival opens in Sydney on evening of 23 October, in Melbourne on 24 October, in Canberra on 7 November, in Perth from 6 November and in Brisbane from 7 November 2018.

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Victorian government to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station
The Victorian government has allocated $200,000 for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. Apart from funding 20 special events, iconic Melbourne landmarks will be lit up in saffron, to mark the historic occasion.

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