Victoria: White Nationalists Found Guilty of Inciting Serious Contempt of Muslims

Three far-right nationalists who staged a mock beheading to protest against the building of a mosque in Bendigo in central Victoria have been found guilty of inciting serious contempt of Muslims. Blair Cottrell, Christopher Shortis and Neil Erikson have each been fined $2,000 after they filmed the beheading of a mannequin with a toy sword outside the Bendigo council offices in 2015.

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Environment: Simplicity and Solidarity to Overcome “Moral Decay”

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople have made a joint appeal on the occasion of the Day of Prayer for the Protection of Creation observed in September 1, 2017. Their appeal is to have the courage to embrace “greater simplicity and solidarity in our lives” to overcome the generalized “moral decay” of humanity, which deteriorates Creation by manipulation, domination, greed and control.

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Pope Francis’ Message to Rabbis: A Fruitful Dialogue

Pope Francis greeted the representatives of the Conference of European Rabbis, of the Rabbinical Council of America and of the Commission of the Grand Rabbinate of Israel, in dialogue with the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism, with Professor Riccardo di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome, on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

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Victoria: Finding Spirituality in a Troubled World – Christian and Muslim Perspectives



Finding Spirituality in a Troubled World – Christian and Muslim Perspectives is a public event with Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald and Professor Salih Yucel in Conversation with Dr Zuleyha Keskin. This will take place at the Cardinal Knox Centre 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne, on Tuesday, 12 September.

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NSW: Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the former President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue will deliver a Public Lecture at Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW on Saturday 9 September. Archbishop Fitzgerald’s topic is Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century. He is retired Apostolic Nuncio to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Delegate to the League of Arab States, currently living in Jerusalem

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Queensland: The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe – a social justice film – will have a screening sponsored by Creators of Peace Followed by Q&A with co-star Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe at the Multifaith Centre, Griffith University, Nathan Campus on Saturday 30 September, 2017.

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