NSW Branch Meeting

The NSW Branch of Religions for Peace met at Parliament House, Sydney, today (22 May 2017). As part of a series on the organisations of different faiths, the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu participants discussed the Australian Jewish community, with some history, anecdotes, observations and a little bit of theological questioning. Thanks to the Hon … Read more

APRO interfaith forum on Religious values and the value of religion



“Religious values and the value of religion” was the theme of a national interfaith forum attended by 100 Australians from diverse faith backgrounds at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday 22 February.

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NSW: National interfaith forum on Religious values and the value of religion



APRO (Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations), the NSW Branch of Religions for Peace Australia, the Australian Multicultural Foundation along with the Organ and Tissue Authority of Australia bring a national interfaith forum on Religious Values and the values of religion.
While religion still plays an important role in many individual lives, its role at the level of the community and institutions is contested. Some question both the value of religion, and the place of religious values in our society. This roundtable seminar will examine the role of religion – and its contributions to Australian society and culture – this day, this age.

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NSW and Victoria: Yingardi Immersion Experience

yingardiAboriginal Catholic Ministry in collaboration with Amberley Centre, invite you to experience and explore Aboriginal spirituality and connection to land by walking with Mutthi Mutthi woman Vicki Clark in the footsteps of her ancestors at Lake Mungo and Balranald.

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NSW: Creeds and cultures combine for Interfaith Dinner

punchbowl1The Canterbury Bankstown Harmony Group event was held at Punchbowl Community Centre last Wednesday night. The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, was present as well other religious leaders and politicians including Lakemba Uniting Church minister Reverend Graeme Watkins and Watson MP Tony Burke.

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NSW: Balaclava-clad men attack elderly nuns at Phuoc Hue Buddhist Monastery at Wetherill Park

wetherillAN attack on two elderly nuns — who were robbed at knifepoint inside the sleeping quarters of a Buddhist temple in Sydney’s west — has been labelled as “cowardly” and “completely disrespectful”.

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NSW: Interfaith gathering builds harmony

nswwomenMaha Abdo OAM, head of the Muslim Women’s association and human rights and social justice advocate, gave a moving keynote speech about interfaith dialogue and engaging heart to heart in dialogue with each other. Maha asked guests to reflect on what is in their heart in the final days of Ramadan and their purpose of “being here tonight breaking their fast” at the annual Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT and Affinity Intercultural Foundation joint Iftar Dinner

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NSW: Uniting Church expresses support for Newcastle Mosque

newcastleThe Hunter Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia as well as individual congregations and church members, have written letters in support of plans for a new mosque in Newcastle. The long-held trust and friendship between the region’s Christian and Muslim communities has provided a point of difference to anti-Islamic rhetoric surrounding the proposal. Read the letter from Hunter Presbytery to Cessnock Council in support of the mosque application.

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