Queensland: Griffith Interfaith Centre plays key role in G20 Interfaith Forum

Griffith University’s Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue was among the key collaborators at the 2018 G20 Interfaith Forum, which closed in Buenos Aires on Friday (Sept 28). Centre Director Dr Brian Adams (pictured) was in the Argentinean capital for the fifth annual staging of the forum. “It is an honour to have spoken for the Forum organisers,” Dr Adams said.

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Queensland: Living the Change in Brisbane

Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE in Brisbane where Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black will give an address “Our responsibility to our World“, folowed by discussion at the South Brisbane Jewish Congregation Synagogue, Greenslopes on Sunday, October 14th. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia and United Religions Initiative.

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Queensland: Alleged appointment as Grand Mufti: Sheik Hilaly

“In the presence of the president of the Logan Mosque, in the presence of Imam Sheikh Abdul Quoodos and in the presence of the Chairman of the Australian International Islamic College of Durack, and all the doctors we do hereby declare that as from now Sheikh Taj El-din Hilali is the Grand Mufti of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific”

Sheik Taj El-Din Hilaly could be back as Australia’s highest-ranking Muslim.

The controversial cleric was anointed Grand Mufti by Queensland’s long serving Imam Abdul Taub Raza at Logan Mosque in Brisbane yesterday in front of fellow Imams and a large crowd of community leaders and worshippers.

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Queensland: Islam and Muslims in the West: Major Issues and Debates

The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue invites you to the book launch of Islam and Muslims in the West: Major Issues and Debates at the Centre for Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogue on Tuesday, 4 October 2018.

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Queensland: One God Many Voices – Abrahamic Faiths Concert

Almost 200 people attended the annual evening of Jewish, Christian & Muslim Sacred Voices and Music at the ICD Griffith University on 23rd August. For the first time children from bot the Muslim and Jewish faiths joined together to render a touching rendition of the national anthem. It was also the first time that the young Jewish children sang in public. The whole group received a resounding applause.

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Queensland: Pure Land Learning College gets in the top four at awards



TOOWOOMBA’S Pure Land Learning College has been recognised by the State Government for its efforts in the community. Members from the college attended the Queensland Multicultural Awards where the college placed as one of the four finalists in the award’s community category. The college was one of the 133 nominees.

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Queensland: Religion, the Media and the (Un)making of Prejudice towards Muslims

The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University invites you to a Public Lecture by Professor John Shaver on Religion, the Media and the (Un)making of Prejudice towards Muslims on 29th of August 2018.

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Queensland: Faith and Climate Change

faith-climateJoin the Griffith Climate Change Response Program for a seminar on Tuesday 21 August from 1:30 pm at the Griffith University Gold Coast campus with our special guest Professor Patrick Nunn, Associate Director, Sustainability Research Centre, University of Sunshine Coast explores: Improving the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Climate-Change Adaptation Outcomes in the Pacific Islands: A Role for Faith-Engaged Approaches?

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Queensland Atlas of Religion Community Forums

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The Queensland Atlas of Religion (QAR) is a new research project currently commencing at The University of Queensland. Drawing on the expertise of researchers in history and studies in religion, the Atlas aims to document and interpret issues of religious faith, migration, community and identity in the Queensland context.

The Queensland Atlas of Religion Project will conduct community forums at Queensland Atlas of Logan, Toowoomba, Townsville, the State Library of Queensland, and Gladstone during August of 2018.

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Queensland: Women’s Theology Circle

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Rev. Heather Griffin was the first presenter at the re-launched Women’s Theology Circle. Her topic was “Searching for Meaning and Faith in Early Brisbane“. Empowering women to share their perspectives on faith, theology, sacred texts, ministry, service and the arts academically, professionally and personally, the Women’s Theology Circle meets monthly at Indooroopily Uniting Church.

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Queensland: Self-styled Baptist pastor to be deported after ‘harassing’ worshippers

A self-styled Christian Baptist pastor from New Zealand accused of harassing worshippers at two Brisbane mosques earlier this week has had his visa cancelled and is facing deportation.

New Zealand national Logan Robertson, 31, and two others were charged on Friday after allegedly abusing community members at the Kuraby and Darra mosques on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Queensland: Muslims abused as men invade Brisbane mosque

Islamic leaders say rightwing extremists are behind an offensive act of intimidation at a Brisbane mosque, where a teenager was called a terrorist and Islam a cult.

A group of men went to the Kuraby mosque in southern Brisbane on Wednesday, and abused and threatened worshippers after asking to be let inside to film what was going on, the Islamic Council of Queensland said.

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Queensland: The problem of extremism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University will present Prof. Douglas Pratt speaking on the topic of ‘The problem of extremism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam’ at the Nathan Campus on the 17th of July, 2018.

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