The Multifaith Association of South Australia will host “Warming Our Souls from the Heart of Our Faith Traditions” in the Baha’i Centre for Learning, at 275 Flinders St, Adelaide City on evening of Saturday 5th August.
Greetings of peace! Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch will be participating in the Tamar Peace Festival and the extraordinary vigil for peace on Hiroshima day.
Over several years, Religions for Peace Australia has provided a select coverage the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as a service to the community documenting the examination – and responses – of non-Christian religions. No religion in Australia is above criminal law and the proper exercise of lawful duty and responsibility in the public domain. In this wise, we bring account of one Buddhist Rinpoche and allegations – albeit in another nation – as part of community service.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne – At the 10.30am service on Sunday 6 August – will mark the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima with a special Peace Day commemoration. There will be a vigil at the Cathedral in the afternoon and a talk on disarnament and peace at the Unitarian Church.
Initatives of Change, Melbourne, will host Margaret Hepworth and the book launch of The Gandhi Experiment: Teaching our teenagers how to become global citizens at Armagh, 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak on the evening of Wednesday, August 9th, 2017.
The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Nathan Campus, Griffith University will present Perspectives on Interfaith Dialogue: Dealing with Difference: Peril or Promise on Thursday 10 August, 2017.
The Janssen Spirituality Centre will offer a one-day event titled “Crossing Faith Borders” on Sunday, 20th August 2017 from 9:00am to 4:15pm. This will feature four personal faith journeys which crossed faith borders.
Michael Wakelin, a consultant to UK businesses and associate at Cambridge University’s Interfaith Initiative – and speaker at the recent G20 Interfaith – says some people are “really hostile” to religion in the workplace. “Religion is now the biggest butt of jokes in the office. It’s replaced gender and race,” he says.
On 7 July, most of the world’s countries voted to ban nuclear weapons. None of them, however, actually have The Bomb. Countries that do – or rely on a nuclear weapons for defence – boycotted the vote. Despite this its backers argue that a treaty making nuclear weapons illegal is a long-overdue step towards nuclear disarmament, a process that has withered under existing treaties.
Following the 2nd Anniversary of his historic environmental encyclical, Pope Francis endorsed the Laudato Si’ Pledge campaign, which was also supported by many other Church leaders. Through the Pledge, the Global Catholic Climate Movement aims to mobilize at least 1 million Catholics to become directly engaged in turning Laudato Si into action to care for the planet.