Australia: Nobel Peace Ride


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.

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Canberra: PM invites youth for Eid celebrations

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.

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ACT Government agrees to all recommendations from child sex abuse royal commission

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.

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Canberra: The Beauty of Faith and Art

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.

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Government, Leaders and Faith in Australian Politics

World Interfaith Harmony WeekOn 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.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

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.

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ACT: Interfaith push to explore unity and peace between Muslims and Christians

Canberra Mosque 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.

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'Busybody' group's challenge to Gungahlin mosque thrown out of ACT Supreme Court

Proposed Gungahlin Mosque 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.

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Canberra: Public Lecture

Religions for Peace Australia

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.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week – Parliament House, Canberra

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

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Canberra: Interfaith at the National Multicultural Festival

The Canberra Interfaith Forum is organising an interfaith event, with the active participation of different spiritual faith traditions, at the Canberra Multicultural Festival on Sunday 15th February. The theme for this year’s Multicultural Festival interfaith event is: ‘My culture, My faith: Multiculturalism and faith for one Canberra‘.

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