The Australian Council of Christians and Jews invite you to join for a unique experience where Christians, Jews and Muslims will explore Israel together while learning about the common roots of their respective faiths. The proposal is for a tour on around the following dates: October 24 – November 3, 2017.
The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) announces its first function for 2017 with DAVID MARLOW and MARK ZIRNSAK discussing RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
APRO (Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations), the NSW Branch of Religions for Peace Australia, the Australian Multicultural Foundation along with the Organ and Tissue Authority of Australia bring a national interfaith forum on Religious Values and the values of religion.
While religion still plays an important role in many individual lives, its role at the level of the community and institutions is contested. Some question both the value of religion, and the place of religious values in our society. This roundtable seminar will examine the role of religion – and its contributions to Australian society and culture – this day, this age.
The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy, together with Religions for Peace Victoria, is hosting a special seminar, focusing on multi-faith issues in Australia.
Pope Francis gave one address to an Australian foundation in Rome on Saturday 14 January. Pope Francis spoke to participants of the ‘Round Table’ of the Global Foundation in Rome. According to its website, launched in Melbourne, Australia, in 1998, the Global Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, was born when some of Australia’s leading citizens wished to confront the challenges and opportunities presented by an emerging world. The global network brings together influential global figures focused on serving the longer-term public good and backed by private sector and philanthropic sponsors and a diverse membership base.
The Victorian Law Reform Commission has examined the legal status of funeral and burial instructions of a deceased person. The Commission’s report – and video – explain what is important, what the law says (in each state and other jurisdictions) and what changes might improve matters. This is of extreme importance in the case of the indigenous peoples, who have a need for burial “on country”.
North Brisbane Interfaith Group will conduct an Interfaith Competition. Entries close on 31 January 2017. The competition provides several ways in which people who are concerned to promote interreligious harmony and goodwill, can express their ideas about living in a multi faith society and/or promoting interfaith relations.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda’s birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. According to the English calendar or the generally used Indian Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. In 2017, the date of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as per Hindu Lunar Calendar Tithi is on January 19. In 2017, it is the 154th birth anniversary.
Pope Francis, during his annual greeting to the Diplomatic Corps, appealed to all Religious Leaders to join in ‘Reaffirming Unequivocally that One can never Kill in God’s Name”.
In a series of essays Omar Saif Ghobash (former UAE ambassador to Russia) offers a guide for young Muslims to navigate the complex 21st century. Although the book is written in the form of letters to his 15 year-old son Saif, the advice and counsel he offers is appropriate for Muslims of all ages. Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi read the book “Letters to a Young Muslim.”