Buddhism: How You Can Support a Victim of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Clergy sexual misconduct is defined as sexual advances or propositions made by religious leaders to a person in the congregations they serve (who are not their spouses or significant others). Misconduct includes such actions as minor as a proposition, up to and including sexual intercourse. Buddhist sanghas are as prone to this kind of misconduct as any other religious community.

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2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture


University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Australia – Victoria Branch, invite you to attend a you to a FREE lecture on Tuesday 6th February 2018 on Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations.

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Australia: 2017 Social Cohesion Report Launched

The 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report, the largest study of its kind on Australian attitudes about immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination and trust in government, was launched today. Produced by Monash Arts researchers in partnerships with the Scanlon Foundation, the report draws from research that has spanned over 35,000 respondents in Australia going back to 2007.

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Victoria: The William Cooper Legacy



The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) would like to invite you to a presentation on the legacy of William Cooper, an indigenous Australian who protested the treatment of Jews to the German Consulate in Melbourne, 79 years ago. This presentation will take place at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Elsternwick on the afternoon of Sunday 10 December.

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Religious Short Film Prize


The Religious Short Film Prize is an opportunity for film-makers to explore the religious quest through a powerful contemporary medium. The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture has initiated this venture as part of its commitment to promoting the lively interaction between the arts, religion, faith and culture. The Centre believes that there is wisdom to be found in such an interaction which can contribute to a vision of hope and the common good for Australia. A prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the winning entry.

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Pope meets with Religions for Peace Myanmar

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with 17 leaders of Myanmar’s religious communities Tuesday morning, exhorting them that peace consists in unity in diversity, not in uniformity. The Pope met leaders of Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Catholic and other Christian communities at the Archbishop’s House in Yangon, at the start of his first full day of his Nov. 27-30 apostolic visit to Myanmar.

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Myanmar: Pope Francis meets with Buddhist Sangha Council

On November 29, 2017, the third day of his visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis met with the monks of the Sangha Maha Nayaka State Committee, before whom he appealed for the healing of the country’s wounds, without being resigned in face of the challenges or isolated, but ensuring “that each voice be heard.”

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Tasmania, October 2017

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In October, members of Religions for Peace Tas are invited to join the Australian Walk Together event: https://www.walktogether.com.au/     In Hobart, Walk Together will be held at Parliament House lawns at 11am on Saturday 21 October 2017. We will meet at the venue.

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