The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Branch) will conduct a multicultural celebration of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Passing, along with Sangha Dana, Vesak Procession & Commemorations in Melbourne on Saturday 27 May, 2017
Toronto–acclaimed the most diverse city in the world and home to six million Canadians—has been chosen as the host city of the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions, to be convened in November 2018. The selection of Toronto was made by the Board of Trustees of the governing organization at its April 2017 meeting.
The Australian Council for Christians and Jews would like to invite your expression of interest to their Multi-Faith Israel Encounter proposed for travel to Israel from Tuesday 24 October to Friday 3 November, 2017.
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University is delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming Asia-Pacific Conference on Comparative Theology, Wednesday 19 July and Thursday 20 July 2017. The two-day conference will be held at Australian Catholic University, St Patrick’s campus, Melbourne.
A panel of experts will address the topic and answer questions about Social Justice, Israel and Palestine. The experts will include Jewish, Palestinian, Muslim and Christian speakers. The Q and A session will take place at the Wheeler Centre on Thursday 11th May, 2017 at 7.30 pm
The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne conducts interfaith services at the Toorak Uniting Church as a recurring event. The next interfaith service will take place on Sunday, 14 May 2017 at 3pm. The theme of the service is The Four Faces of Woman and the Sacred Feminine (Celebrating Mothers Day). This is an interspiritual inclusive service.
Interviewed on TV show screened in Ireland, Fry asked ‘Why should I respect a mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world so full of injustice and pain?’ Gardaí (police) in Dublin have contacted the man who reported the allegation following a broadcast in February 2015, and a full investigation is due to be carried out.
Australia’s grand mufti has won a defamation case over News Corp articles depicting him as an “unwise” monkey and asserting he had failed to condemn the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. News Corp consented to the judgement as part of a confidential settlement.
While speaking to an international conference on peace at Al-Azhar, the highest theological and religious institution of Sunni Islam in the world and the oldest Islamic University, alongside its Grand Imam, Pope Francis said this, noting: “Above all and especially in our day, the religions are called to respect this imperative, since, for all our need of the Absolute, it is essential that we reject any “absolutizing” that would justify violence.”
Greetings of peace! Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch are collaborating with three interfaith organisations during May: the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, the Symphony of Peace Prayers and Recognise. Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch together with Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre in Hobart are hosting the ARRCC AGM as the Tasmanian hub of the national meeting. The gathering will be held on Thursday 11 May.