Far-right extremist Blair Cottrell has been knocked back in his bid to contest his racial vilification conviction in Victoria’s supreme court. The United Patriots Front leader, along with two of his supporters, were convicted of inciting hatred, contempt and ridicule of Muslims after making a video beheading a dummy in protest of a Bendigo mosque.
The world will be celebrating 5th International Day of Yoga this year; Sri Sri Yoga and the Art of Living invite you to a very special celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga for Harmony in Australia at Parliament House, Melbourne on Friday, 28 June.
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University (ACU) is delighted to announce details of our International Conference on Comparative Theology. Framed by the concept of religious identities, the 2019 conference invites participants to explore the latest developments within, and challenges to, comparative theology and associated practices of interreligious learning. The Conference will take place at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, 23-24 July, 2019.
Ritual of healing for climate campaigners – on Sunday, June 2, 5 – 6.30 pm, at the Uniting Church, 85 Gillies St, Fairfield. It will be held outside the church in the garden by a bonfire. This reflective gathering is for all who put their heart and souls into the climate election, and are now grappling with the result. The ritual will be inclusive of people of all faiths and none, people of any age, belief, political affiliation, tradition, sexual identity or culture.
A Melbourne jury has found three men guilty of terrorism charges over the torching of a Shia mosque in the Melbourne suburb of Fawkner in December 2016. The Supreme Court found Ahmed Mohamed, 26, Abdullah Chaarani, 28, and Hatim Moukhaiber, 30, guilty of the burning down of the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in December 2016, causing $1.5 million in damage.
Last night (2nd May 2019) the Melbourne Jewish Community joined those around the world commemorating Yom Hashoah – the highlight of the evening was a moving and powerful testimony given by survivor Vera Friedin.
The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and Uniting Church Synod of Victoria will conduct a Holocaust Memorial Service on the evening of Monday 29 April at Siena College, Camberwell at 7:30pm.
Thursday, 2nd May is Holocaust Memorial Day – Yom HaShoah. The Jewish Community Council of Victoria presents the annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration titled “Echoes and Reflections” on May 1 at the Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.
The Darebin Ethnic Communities Council will facilitate an Interfaith Prayer Service at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, on Monday 29 April at 5:30pm.
On ANZAC Day (25 April) at 11am St Paul’s Cathedral will conduct a Service of Lament, Repentance and Hope. We will remember that the ‘War to end all wars’ was over, but that was not ‘enough’. War continues. We will pray for all peace makers, who are children of God, whoever they are. All are welcome. Service commences at 11 AM.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria and VicHealth invites you to start your day by awaking your senses through the sounds of Indian classical music at the free monthly Southbank Dawn Raga Series at Arts Centre Melbourne from April – June. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the meditative and spiritual sounds of the sitar, flute and veena with the uplifting beats of the tabla, and prepare for the day ahead.
Earth @ Peace realises a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace. It is a Landmark Conference held tat the University of Divinity, Melbourne, over 2 days, Tuesday-Wednesday 23-24 April 2019. This conference will feature panel discussions, working groups, a hypothetical, and international networking. Due demand and booking filled early, it has been decided to live stream the conference from the Earth @ Peace Website.
Thousands gathered in the heart of Melbourne to mark the festival of Vaisakhi – the celebration of the birth of Khalsa. The Sikh parade or the Nagar Kirtan event was held at such a large scale for the first time in the streets of Melbourne this Saturday, April 13.
The City of Greater Geelong, the Geelong Interfaith Network and the Islamic Society of Geelong invite you to the Memorial Service for the victims of the terror attack at the Christchurch mosques, New Zealand on 15 March, 2019.
Saturday 11 May | Join Pilgrim Theological College and Yarra Theological Union to explore the next steps in Australian histories of religion as Michael Hogan revisits the theme of his 1987 book.
The Women’s Federation for World Peace Victoria, Inc. will conduct a Mindfulness Retreat in Belgrave Heights on Saturday, April 13.
Faith leaders have conducted interfaith ‘Funeral for Coal’ Vigils outside the offices of Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, and Shadow Environment Minister Tony Burke. The leaders argue that the world cannot afford new coal mines, due to the contribution to climate change that this would involve. The Vigils were organised by the multi-faith grassroots organisation, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).
The Victorian government has conceded that school chaplains can be of “any faith or no faith” as part of a settlement to a landmark legal challenge that could open the way to secular or atheist chaplains.