Western Australia: Eid festival a time for celebration and reflection

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.

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Western Australia: The towns where multiculturalism works, built on a foundation of tolerance

Muslim men praying in mosqueIn 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.

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Western Australia: What does it take to make unions involving differing religious beliefs succeed?



Can love conquer all if couples are of different religions? Nicole Madigan talks to three women in multi-faith relationships that work. As Australia continues to diversify as a nation, multi-faith relationships are becoming increasingly common.

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WA: Perth mosque attack

perthmMuslim leaders are shocked over a fire bombing outside a Perth mosque but say the hate crime will not stop people going about their everyday lives. A suspected petrol bomb exploded outside the Thornlie Mosque in Perth’s south as hundred of worshippers attended a prayer service on Tuesday night but no one was injured when the four-wheel-drive exploded.

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2014 Report, Western Australia

Religions for Peace Australia

Religions for Peace Australia is taking steps to assist with the formation of a branch in Western Australia and to auspice interfaith dialogue and public events in that state. Already, two such events have occurred, and the Chair of Religions for Peace Australia, Prof. Des Cahill, travelled to Perth to participate in the UN observance of the International Day of Peace on Sunday 22 September and to initiate the formation of RfP, Western Australia Branch.

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