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?

Read moreQueensland: Faith and Climate Change

Queensland Atlas of Religion Community Forums

queensland atlas of religion research project

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.

Read moreQueensland Atlas of Religion Community Forums

Brahma Kumaris: Sister Shivani to tour Australia

shivani

World-renowned empowerment speaker Sister Shivani is coming to Australia for a national speaking tour. The tour is being promoted by Brahma Kumaris Australia and will take in all capital cities plus the Gold Coast. Sister Shivani has been a practitioner and teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation with The Brahma Kumaris since 1996.

Read moreBrahma Kumaris: Sister Shivani to tour Australia

Malala Yousafzai is coming to Australia to share her remarkable story

malala-right

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai will be making her first trip to Australia later this year.

She’ll be speaking at events in Melbourne and Sydney in December, organised by the The Growth Faculty, headed up by Karen Beattie.

Read moreMalala Yousafzai is coming to Australia to share her remarkable story

Pope Francis changes Church Teaching to say death penalty ‘inadmissible’

Evangelium Vitae

Pope Francis has given a new stance on death penalty, which now reads that, “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”.

Read morePope Francis changes Church Teaching to say death penalty ‘inadmissible’

Victoria: A Faith Response to the Social Cost of Gambling Harm



The Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) has issued a statement on the Social Cost of Gambling Harm. Gambling is normalised in our society and marketed as entertainment but it can result in significant harm for the gambler and those close to them.

Read moreVictoria: A Faith Response to the Social Cost of Gambling Harm

Australia: Military chaplains could be atheists if discrimination complaint upheld

schaplain

​The requirement for military chaplains to belong to a recognised religious denomination is discriminatory, according to a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission brought by a humanist chaplain.

Read moreAustralia: Military chaplains could be atheists if discrimination complaint upheld

#YouCanTalk

#YouCanTalk is a joint national suicide prevention campaign aimed at giving people the confidence to respond to friends and family when they need help and guide them to the right support services.

The campaign is a collaborative effort by beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, Everymind, headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut and R U OK?, which aims to empower and increase confidence when it comes to talking about suicide.

Read more#YouCanTalk

NSW: 2018 Abraham Conference ~ Pillars of Peace

The interreligious Abraham Conference is an annual event that brings together Jewish, Christian and Muslim believers to discuss contemporary topics. This year the theme of the Conference will be Pillars of Peace: Jews, Christians & Muslims Working Together. The Conference takes place on Sunday 5 August at the Western Sydney University, Parramatta.

Read moreNSW: 2018 Abraham Conference ~ Pillars of Peace

NSW: Interfaith Dialogue – What Mary means to Christians and Muslims

miriamThe Interfaith Dialogue is an opportunity to gather with people from other faiths and learn from each other on a specific topic. Four speakers from Muslim and Christian traditions spoke about the recognition of Mary and what their holy books say about her.

Read moreNSW: Interfaith Dialogue – What Mary means to Christians and Muslims

Queensland: Women’s Theology Circle

altar with crucifix

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.

Read moreQueensland: Women’s Theology Circle