Firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame Cathedral as it burns in Paris on April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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 Australian Bahá’í Community will conduct a special service Fostering Peace & Unity, Christchurch Memorial Service on Sunday, 14 April 2018.
Retired pope Benedict XVI has ventured out of retirement to publish an essay blaming the Catholic church’s sexual abuse scandals on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and “homosexual cliques” among priests.
Greetings of peace! During April we will combine with two events, one, the Walk for Friendship to be held on the 5 April leaving at 1.45pm from the Hobart Mosque, 166 Warwick St Hobart (more details are below) and the other, join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees, together with fellow Australians in other cities and towns. The gathering will be held on Parliament House lawns from 2.00-4.00pm on Sunday 14 April 2019.
The Women’s Federation for World Peace Victoria, Inc. will conduct a Mindfulness Retreat in Belgrave Heights on Saturday, April 13.
Amit Khaira is a teacher and Christian chaplain of Hindu background who normally gets around largely unnoticed in a t-shirt and jeans.
But in January 2018 he decided to begin a year-long social experiment in which he grew a beard, shaved his head and wore a kurta.
On Tuesday, 29 November 2016 the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, asked the House of Representatives Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to inquire into and report on The status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief. That Committee has a Human Rights Sub-Committee which conducted the inquiry.
An interim report of the committee was issued in November, 2017. On Wednesday, 3 April 2019, the Sub-Committee tabled its second interim report for the Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief. In this article, we select excerpts of the domestic experience of freedom of religion or belief as expressed by various religious communities in the report.
The latest census shows Tasmania’s Muslim population has significantly increased — 46 per cent between 2011 and 2016. Hobart has only one Mosque and worshippers are spilling out into the car park to pray on Fridays.
The Centre for Interfaith and Believing Women in a Culture for Peace are please to present a special interfaith workshop by Professor Toh Swee-Hin and Dr Virginia Cawagas: “Nurturing Global Citizens through Interfaith Dialogue”.
The demise of religion has been prophesied ever since the beginning of modernity. The main argument has been that as the scientific view of the world spread, faith would diminish. What mythology and speculation had spent centuries trying to explain would become the domain of science. But even four hundred years later, we are still surrounded by religion. Why?
On Tuesday, 29 November 2016 the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on The status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief. An interim report of the committee was issued in November, 2017. On Wednesday, 3 April 2019, the Committe tabled its second interim report for the Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.
This course is for anyone who performs helping work – as a volunteer – inside Buddhist communities or in the Australian or international community. This helping work may involve: caring for children and families; supporting people who are facing life difficulties (relationship problems, unemployment, bereavement etc.); teaching Buddhism to school children; caring for the sick, elderly and dying; providing pastoral care in universities, hospitals, hospices and prisons; teaching basic meditation skills and running meditation practice groups (for example in hospitals and workplaces); supporting community members in times of conflict or natural disaster.
Diverse faith and community leaders, climate scientists and doctors joined forces in the heart of Parliament House to provide an urgent climate briefing to politicians.
‘The Human Face of Climate Change’ event, organised by the Multifaith Association of SA and co-sponsored by the nonpartisan Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism and Religions for Peace Australia, was held on the last sitting day before global UN climate talks begin today at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
A Muslim chaplaincy service begins today at the University of Otago, something that has been in the planning for some time, but coincidentally arrives at a critical time for Muslim staff and students with the recent tragic events in Christchurch.
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).