Clerical Culture, Religious Organisations and the Royal Commission Report


University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Australia – Victoria Branch, conducted an extensive presentation into clerical culture and its effect on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) at Melbourne University on Tuesday 6th February 2018. The presentation was well attended.

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Victoria: Listening to the Female Voice: Women and Faith

Australian Catholic University and Australian Intercultural Society will conduct a Public Panel Discussion Listening to the Female Voice: Women and Faith at the ACU Fitzroy Campus on the evening of Tuesday 6 March.

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400 Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Sign ‘Washington Declaration’ for Religious Tolerance

WASHINGTON — Over 400 Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders from all over the world affirmed on Wednesday a new declaration calling for the global protection of religious minorities and marginalized communities.

The “Washington Declaration” was unveiled after two days of collaboration among hundreds of interfaith leaders who gathered for the three-day “Alliance of Virtue” conference organized by the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and its leader, Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a Saudi Arabian Islamic Studies professor.

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Alliance of Virtue to affirm respect for Religious Minorities

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the annual National Prayer Breakfast, international religious leaders from across the theological and political spectrum will make a unified commitment to concrete actions calling for respect of Muslims in the United States and affirming the rights of religious minorities around the world, including Christians in Muslim countries.

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Hear My Voice

The amplification of women’s voices has become an idee fixe of modern social media. Rightfully so. If anything has become clear since the 2016 presidential election and the recent #metoo exposure of rampant sexual assault, it’s the necessity and relevance of feminism in our society.

But for today’s fourth-wave feminists, an awareness and appreciation of the great forward leaps made by the second-wave feminists of the 1960s is imperative to maintain historical perspective and inform future action. Marcia R. Rudin’s historical novel, Hear My Voice, does just that.

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Humanitarian Action for Rohingya Refugee

Religions for Peace Asia – and in particular Religions for Peace Bangladesh, have responsed to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh with over 8000,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing across the border to escape ethnic cleansing. Through the work of RfP Bangladesh Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims have all united under the shared principles of dignity and compassion, and have invested in inter-religious efforts that provide life-saving aid to the survivors of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

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Tasmania, February 2018

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Greetings of peace!

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week occurs this week. We hope that you can come and celebrate it with us!

As part of honouring the week, Religions for Peace Tas and the Multicultural Council of Tasmania have combined resources to bring a young couple from Melbourne to share their experience and their expertise with us. Nivy Balachandran, Regional Coordinator of United Religions Initiative and Executive Member of Religions for Peace Australia, is a recognised young leader of interfaith and intercultural affairs and works in the area of conflict transformation and cross cultural communication. She will be joined by her husband, Tal Meretz. Nivy belongs to the Hindu faith and her husband is from the Jewish faith tradition.

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