Greetings of peace! The world has watched in horror over the last few weeks as, one after another, places of worship have been violated by terrorists during times of worship, two of them targeted on specially holy days. We have all mourned together and held each other in prayers and in light and supported each other with love and compassion, so that through the tragedies, closeness and understanding may be fostered. For our gathering this month we will join with Tom Teniswood and Byakko Shinko Kai in the Symphony of Peace Prayers.
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 Australian Religious Response to Climate Change – along with many others – will conduct a multi-faith funeral for coal outside Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s electoral office on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 am.
Greetings of peace! Our March gathering to honour Harmony Week will feature a long-time member of Religions for Peace Tasmania participant, Rev Rosalind Terry from the Uniting Church. The topic is A Mystery Pilgrimage: how a Christian minister found herself in India studying Buddhist philosophy.
In the week of October 7 – 14, Christians from the Uniting Church, Anglican, Catholic and other traditions joined their efforts with a global faith-inspired response to the climate crisis. This comes as good news after the disturbing IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
Greenfaith – the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change will host a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth at the Uniting Church, Rosebud, on the evening of Sunday 18th March 2018, 5pm – 8pm.
Greetings of peace! Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch are collaborating with three interfaith organisations during May: the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, the Symphony of Peace Prayers and Recognise. Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch together with Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre in Hobart are hosting the ARRCC AGM as the Tasmanian hub of the national meeting. The gathering will be held on Thursday 11 May.
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) / Greenfaith will conduct a Community organising workshop on Sunday 7 June 2015 at the Multicultural hub, cnr Therry & Elizabeth Sts, near Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne.