Throughout his life, William Kelly has suspected that art has a profound ability to break through the vicious rage, that narrows minds, to create calming insights. Through the voices of some of the world’s most socially engaged artists and thinkers, “Can Art Stop a Bullet” explores these questions in the search for an alternative path for humanity. His film, Can Art Stop a Bullet will screen in Perth at the Palace Cinema, Raine Square, Perth on Wednesday 25th March at 7pm.
The International Conference for Buddhism & Australia invites submissions for the 9th International conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 6-8 February 2020 in Perth, Western Australia.
Fully Sikh is a new Australian work by one of Australia’s most talented and celebrated spoken word artists. Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s culture and politics have informed her poetry for years. She made headlines around the globe when she performed a rousing poem confronting racism on Australia’s Got Talent and went on to tour her poetry across Australia and overseas. Fully Sikh is Sukhjit’s story and marks her highly anticipated theatre debut.
Fully Sikh is a celebration of family and Sikh culture, with all of its complexity, told with Sukhjit’s lyrical style and flow. It is the story of growing up as a brown, hairy Sikh girl in the Perth suburbs and features a Punjabi meal cooked live on stage.
Perth Bishop Don Sproxton has issued an invitation for people to participate in an interfaith prayer service in response to the euthanasia legislation being debated by the West Australian Parliament.
Amit Khaira is a teacher and Christian chaplain of Hindu background who normally gets around largely unnoticed in a t-shirt and jeans.
But in January 2018 he decided to begin a year-long social experiment in which he grew a beard, shaved his head and wore a kurta.
There were emotional scenes as crowds gathered at mosques across Perth this afternoon to pay their respects to the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch massacre on March 15. About 1000 people joined in prayers at services held at the Perth Mosque. Others also gathered at the Thornlie Mosque and Masjid Ibrahim in Southern River.
Religious leaders and people of varying faiths have united at a Perth church to condemn the terror attack in New Zealand on Friday in a show of solidarity with the families of those killed and injured.
Two West Australian men, while exploring the state’s north coast with a metal detector, have discovered a bronze Buddha figurine that could date back to the early Ming Dynasty.
If authenticated, the infant Buddha will be of high value and potentially historically significant if its arrival on the coast could be shown to predate the first European visits to Australia’s western coast.
On Sun 2nd December, community members are invited to visit places of worship in the Mirrabooka area to share knowledge and stories, become more connected, and strengthen friendships. The City of Stirling will facilitate the tour.
Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Brown says he does not need to call for more action from WA’s Muslim leaders because he knows how hard they are working to keep the community safe. Mr Brown joined imams from across Perth this week to call for unity in the fight against terrorism and to reveal the depth of the working relationship between WA Police and the Muslim community.
St George’s Cathedral Perth will conduct An Interfaith Evening of Prayers for Peace on October 24, 2018. The Guest Speaker will be the Governor of Western Australia, Hon. Kim Beazley, AC.
Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Colour was launched at Perth Airport on Monday by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia. The exhibition promotes peace, equality and nonviolence through digitally restored images from the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition runs from Tues 2 Oct to Fri 9 Nov at Parliament House & Perth Airport.
Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE in Western Australia where Anglican EcoCare Commission invites you to join their Picnic at Gathering at Russell Square, Northbridge on the afternoon of Saturday, 13 October. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia and United Religions Initiative.
The University of Notre Dame Australia – Freemantle Campus – will host an interfaith event celebrating the three religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam that share a common origin in Abraham on Wednesday 5 September at the Drill Hall, Freemantle.
Western Australian Muslims will join millions around the world this week in celebrating Eid ul-Adha, one of the most important festivals on the Islamic calendar. Eid ul-Adha marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it is a reminder of the sacredness of life and is a time of significant celebration and reflection for the WA Muslim community.
In front of a gathering in Kuala Lumpur of South-East Asia’s most influential Muslim scholars, the leader of a mosque in country Western Australia took centre stage. Imam Alep Mydie had travelled there from Katanning, a farming town 300 kilometres south of Perth. His message to the conference of ASEAN scholars was clear — that the commitment to multiculturalism in Australia was alive and well. “I put forward how we all live [in Katanning] together, and how the mosque is open to the public,” Mr Mydie said.
Representatives of Jewish, Hinda, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha’i, Christian and other faiths will gather in Darlington on Saturday 19 May at 2.00pm to pray for unity.
On 25 May 2017, The Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Paul Papalia CSC MLA, has met with 20 members of the Multifaith Network to discuss the importance of faith leadership in WA at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple.