Tisna Sanjaya will be participating in Art is a Prayer on the forecourt and steps to the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, 27 February- 3 March, 10am -4pm, daily. He will be joined by the Jeprut Community from Bandung, Indonesia, an art movement group.
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) called upon all Imams across Australia “to unite firmly against the extremist group ISIS and their deviant understanding of Islam.” and to be “to be the best practising examples of what it means to be an Australian Muslim.”
A seminar on Islam and Environmental Stewardship was held on 19 February at Holland Park Mosque. This was an initiative of a small group from the Brisbane Muslim community who felt the need to consider starting a conversation—and potential future action—on the view of our faith on issues of climate change that are impacting our environment and our role as stewards on earth.
(New York, 21 February 2017) Religions for Peace (RfP) Co-Presidents, Honorary Presidents, and International Trustees were among the international leaders convened at the Vatican for the second meeting of Ethics in Action initiative on 2-3 February 2017.
Ethics in Action
Positive Peace and its Pillars
The world’s religions are based in peace, call for peace, promote peace. Religious leaders since the time of the prophets have been urging that we “beat swords into ploughshares.” “Blessed are the peacemakers,” declares Jesus in the Beatitudes. Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Indigenous and other religions’ believers understand-each in their own ways-that peace is the true “name” of their religion. Across the diverse religions, the injunction not to kill and to respect life is deeply shared. The obligation to advance peace is a foundational moral and spiritual imperative across different religious traditions. Accordingly, interpretations of religion that go against peace are self-contradictory.
On Sunday 19 February 2017, the Victorian Government released its Multicultural Policy Statement and supporting campaign Victorian. And Proud of it. There is much in this campaign which supports social cohesion, multiculturalism and builds on the strengths of engagement with multifaith communities and their Interfaith Networks.
The Uniting Church Carlton – Church of All Nations – will celebrate their 50 Year anniversary with a service and forum, Who Do You Say I Am: Identity, Multiculturalism and Christianity in Contemporary Australia on Sunday, 5th of March.
The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Victoria) would like to invite you to their Women’s Interfaith Model Passover Seder 2017 to be held in North Caulfield on Monday 27 March 201
The United Nations General Assembly instituted World Day of Social Justice in 2007. The promotion of social justice has gone hand in hand with advances in human rights awareness, particularly with regard to the duties of States towards citizens. But much remains to be done to translate this awareness into reality.
FECCA – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia – has urged interfaith dialogue in its submission to the Australian Government’s Inquiry into the Status of the Human Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief.