Diverse faith and community leaders, climate scientists and doctors joined forces in the heart of Parliament House Canberra to provide an urgent climate briefing to politicians.
There was skywriting in Canberra, yesterday. It has now been confirmed that the message it was trying to deliver was an indication not to ignore the writing on the wall – or in this case, the sky. It has been confirmed that NOW is the time to act on Climate Change.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia has organised a timely Climate Briefing, entitled: “The Human Face of Climate Change – the real costs of inaction”.This unique faith-led event is co-sponsored by the Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism and Religions for Peace Australia, and will be held inside the Australian Parliament House for all parliamentarians.
A short film exploring the interfaith community of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Not all religions are shown, but many of the 12 involved in regular interfaith meetings are included. An honest examination of religious pluralism in the age of Donald Trump and American exceptionalism.
In September 2018, The Nobel Peace Ride will journey from Melbourne to Canberra by bicycle, touring ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and raising awareness of the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Beginning on September 2 in Melbourne, the birthplace of ICAN, we will arrive in Canberra on September 20, marking one year since the nuclear ban treaty opened for signature and demanding our Government join this landmark accord as a matter of urgency.
The Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull MP held a multi-faith Eid morning tea celebration, inviting 14 young people to the Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 18 June 2018. The event was organised by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and led by Mr Ridwaan Jadwat, Ambassador Designate to Saudi Arabia.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has praised the bravery of child sexual abuse survivors for sparking sweeping protections for children through the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The ACT Government has officially adopted 290 recommendations from the royal commission, including creating a criminal offence for not reporting allegations revealed during confession.
So That You Might Know Each Other: Faith and Culture in Islam”, an exhibition which opened at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Friday 20 April 2018. The name of the exhibition is taken from the verb, لِتَعَارَفُوا, in the Holy Quran, Surah Al-Hujurat [The Dwellings] (49:13):
O people! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might know each other.
Vesak is when Buddhists come together and recollect the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. Vesak is an international celebration and listed among UN Observances. There will be a celebration of Vesak in Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre, Lyneham, ACT, on Sunday 7 May 2016.
On the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism in Partnership with the Canberra Interfaith Forum and Religions for Peace Australia commemorated UN Harmony Day on the Topic of Government, Leaders and Faith in Australian Politics at Australian Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Guest Speaker for the occasion was Emeritus Professor John Warhurst of Australian National University.
On the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism in Partnership with the Canberra Interfaith Forum and Religions for Peace Australia commemorated UN Harmony Day at Australian Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Speaker for the Canberra Interfaith Forum was Dean Sahu Khan, President of Canberra Interfaith Forum.
President of the Canberra Interfaith Forum Dean Sahu Khan and former secretary of the forum, Dr Willy Senanyake have shared the outstanding volunteer award at the 2016 Canberra Multicultural Awards.
International Day for Tolerance was observed in the ACT on 16 November 2015 at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, Canberra. This event was organised by the Canberra Interfaith Forum and supported by the ACT Government.
Canberra’s Muslims include Turkish, Pakistani, Indonesian, Palestinian, Saudi, Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian, Egyptian, Afghan and African [Tunisian] worshippers,” the director of the ACT’s Islamic Bluestar Intercultural Centre has said. “We need to extend that openness to others to include the non-Muslim community.
A group fighting to prevent a mosque being built in Canberra’s north have had their challenge thrown out by the ACT Supreme Court, with the judge labelling the group a “busybody”. It is the second challenge the controversial group has lost after the court dismissed the initial challenge in July last year.
The Royal Australian Navy has marked the month of Ramadan with a special dinner in Canberra attended by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett hosted the inaugural ‘iftar’ dinner with serving sailors and officers at the Australian War Memorial on 23 June.
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of Religions for Peace Australia will be held at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University, Canberra. Dr. Stephen Pickard will give a public address on Prospects for religious freedom in multifaith and secular Australia.
The co-convenors of the Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism, the Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou and the Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent commemorated the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week with an interfaith dialogue in partnership with the Canberra Interfaith forum and Religions for Peace Australia in Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday, 11 February 2015. Member … Read more