Walking Together: Remembering William Cooper

The William Cooper Legacy Project together with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria invite you to their Remembrance Walk at Flagstaff Gardens on evening of 6 December 2018. This will be followed by a smoking ceremony and Chanukiah lighting at Peppercorn Park, Alexandra Gardens.

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African-Australians keep the faith

Since its introduction to Ethiopia in the first century, Christianity has grown across Africa over 2,000 years creating immense and resilient communities of faith. The God Forbid panel examines African Christianity, and how African Australians are helping to grow their own congregations down under in an increasingly secular landscape.

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Buddhism: Skillful Responses to Climate Change

Climate change can feel so immense that it hurts just to think about. Buddhism focuses not on reactions but on skillful action. Here are five meditations to help bring the truth of climate change into your awareness and lay the ground for a skillful response.

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Launch of Josie Lacey’s Book ~ Walt Secord MLC

Josie Lacey With the Labor candidate for Newtown, Norma Ingram. She is a proud Wiradjuri Elder and the first indigenous Harvard graduate.
Josie Lacey with indigenous leader Aunty Norma Ingram, an old friend who is the Labor Party candidate for Newtown

At the Book launch of Josie Lacey’s Memoirs at the Jewish Museum yesterday – launched the Hon Walt Secord MLC – and attended by about 150 people. Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, and President of the Council of Christians and Jews gave a blessing for Peace.

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Victoria Against Violence

Family violence is a national emergency in this state and across Australia. There is an urgent need for change. All forms of violence are unacceptable, yet family violence is pervasive. It shatters lives, families and communities. Now in its fourth year, Victoria Against Violence – which coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign – calls on our community to commit to actions that change the culture that drives family violence.

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Canberra – The Human Face of 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.

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Victoria: Engaging with the Courts

Religious leaders from different faith communities were among those invited to County Court of Victoria, the Hon. Peter Kidd and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.. Many community leaders were invited to participate in this session, in order that they come to understand the work of the court. In the video below, we see religious leaders and community leaders interacting with the County Court of Victoria.

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Multifaith – Interfaith Australia: An Audit of Activities

wc-logoReligions for Peace Australia – through the offices of the National Secretary, Dr. Susan Ennis and oversight from the Chair, Professor Emeritus Desmond Cahill, has conducted an audit of mulitfaith and interfaith activity in each state along with the National Capital. The Audit results find skewed activities and significant variations in support of multifaith and interfaith activity. An overview of the report is given, and the document is available for reading.

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Vatican greets Sikhs on occasion of Gurupurab

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue greets the world’s Sikhs on the occasion of birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This day – called Gurupurab – is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of the ten gurus of Sikhism.

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