The ACP Talk website was designed in collaboration with Australian religious and cultural leaders and organisations. It is intended to provide informational support for health professionals conducting advance care planning with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. The website is open access and may be utilised by members of the general public.
The deputy director of the UK’s Council of Christians and Jews has joined the Queen and Prince Philip for an exclusive lunch at Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko was one of just eight guests from all walks of life selected by the Royals to join the special event, where she gifted Her Majesty with artwork by Vetta Alexis. It depicts the traditional Jewish prayer recited on meeting a member of the Royal Family.
On 25 October, the Vatican Congregation for the Faith gave an instruction on Cremation. The instruction, Ad resurgendum cum Christo emphasises that ashes should be put in a sacred place, not transformed into jewellery or other commemorative memorabilia.
On Friday 28 October 2016, the Royal Commission will host a research symposium on children and young people’s views of safety in institutions at University Hall, University of Technology Sydney, from 9:00am.
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia invites you to come along on Sunday 6 November and spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill between a church, synagogue and a mosque.
Due the work – and the reports – of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, it has emerged that all jurisdictions must put into place protections for children in all institutions in the community and set forth standards for Child Safe Organisations. Multicultural and Multi-faith organisations will also be required to comply. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and the Victorian Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG) have been contracted by the Commission for Children and Young People to assist organisations like these to meet the Child Safe Standards.
MELA Interfaith Association, in conjunction with Monash University, invites you to Tantric aspects of the world’s spiritualities ~ Multifaith Conference to be held at the Monash Caulfield Campus, on Saturday, 10 December.
The Yarra Interfaith Network would like to invite you to their Annual General Meeting 2016 on Wednesday 9 November at the Fitzroy Town Hall. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Fred Morgan, who will speak on Adventures in Interfaith Dialogue.
The al-Ghazzali Centre of Brisbane in collaboration with Griffith Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue will host a two day educational event, Alchemy of Wellbeing – a 2 Day Counsel on the Ethical and Spritual Wellbeing of Body & Mind, Heart & Soul on the weekend of 5 – 6 November at Griffith University.
Father Jacques Mourad was prior of the Mar Elian monastery, a pilgrimage centre near the city of al-Qaryatayn that was briefly occupied by ISIS, which destroyed the monastery and kidnapped the monk in November 2015. He was held for five months, before he managed to escape. Now based in Europe, he spoke Oct. 17, 2016, with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church about the situation in Syria.