United Religions Initiative, in collaboration with Bendigo Interfaith Council, Bendigo TAFE and Cultural Infusion will deliver a Public Forum on War, Faith and Peace at the Bendigo College of TAFE on Friday, August 26. The Forum will be followed by free conflict resolution training for young people (open for those aged 18-30).
The Australian Catholic University will conduct a four-session short course on Inter-Faith Perspectives on Mercy as part of the Short Courses in Theology series at the Lecture Theatre, Victoria Parade Campus of ACU in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia has released a statement addressing the killing of Fr Hamel in France this week. Father Hamel was a member of the Normandy Interfaith Committee and was well respected.
Two men pledging allegiance to Islamic State attacked a Roman Catholic church during Mass on Tuesday, killing a priest and gravely injuring another person in the first assault on a church amid a string of recent terror attacks on Western Europe. The priest, Father Hamel, was a member of the Normandy Interfaith Committee and was well respected.
The Religions for Peace gathering for this month will be held on Sunday 31 July 2016 from 3.00pm-4.00pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. Our guest will be Mr Usman Rana from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His topic will be An Introduction to Islam and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) will conduct a brief session enabling Faith Communities to dealth with Pressure Currently Facing Muslim Communities at Our Lady of Sion College, Box Hill on Sunday 31 July, at 3PM.
The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, has given a message to the Muslim youth of Australia urging steadiness, and to obtain their sacred learnings and practice of religion from recognised sheiks who lead at mosques in the Australian community. “Google Sheiks” and “Youtube Sheiks” are not authentic and misleading, says the Grand Mufti. The Grand Mufti also emphasises that Islam only presents good for all who live here.
Religions for Peace NSW Branch meets regularly at Parliament House in Sydney, hosted by the Hon. Walt Secord. During 2016, the theme of the meetings is the structure of the participant religions. This makes for an engaging dialogue session.
The Hindu Council of Australia (South Australian Chapter) will present one conference on Hinduism and Science on Sunday, 31 July 2016 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the Napier Building, – University of Adelaide.