The al-Ghazzali Centre of Brisbane in collaboration with Griffith Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue will host a two day educational event, Alchemy of Wellbeing – a 2 Day Counsel on the Ethical and Spritual Wellbeing of Body & Mind, Heart & Soul on the weekend of 5 – 6 November at Griffith University.
Father Jacques Mourad was prior of the Mar Elian monastery, a pilgrimage centre near the city of al-Qaryatayn that was briefly occupied by ISIS, which destroyed the monastery and kidnapped the monk in November 2015. He was held for five months, before he managed to escape. Now based in Europe, he spoke Oct. 17, 2016, with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church about the situation in Syria.
Professor Gillian Triggs will launch Dr Susan Ennis’ new book: Religion, Spirituality, and the Refugee Experience in Melbourne, Australia, 1990s-2010 (Palgrave Macmillian, UK. 2016).
Buddhism is Australia’s second largest religion, and has a long history dating back to at least the 1850s Gold Rush period, yet the life stories of prominent Buddhists in Australia have remained largely undocumented until now. Buddhist leaders and community members in Australia felt there was an urgent need to record these stories and to preserve them for future generations.
The 3rd AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ON ISLAM: “Refuting the Theological Foundations of Violent Extremism and Radicalisation” will be conducted by Deakin University, Melbourne City Campus on 13-14 October, 2016
An Ecumenical Forum
The Victorian Council of Churches’ Social Question Commission is proud to host this important discussion on treaty, sovereignty and constitutional recognition.
TThe Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch gathering for October will be held on Sunday 9 October 2016 from 3.00-4.30pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. It is entitled ‘Promoting Equality and Respect: an interfaith collaboration on preventing family violence‘. An introductory presentation to the project will be given by Jill Shanti, who was a member of the Interfaith Working Group of the resource produced by the Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network.
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission would like to invite you to a public lecture, “Nothing substantively new“? … The latest Vatican document “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable” and the Future of Jewish-Catholic relations at East Melbourne on 30 October.
PathWays for Diversity Education works for educational purposes in order to promote mutual respect and social cohesion across the diversity of belief in Australian society, including both faith and freethought worldviews. This educational work is carried out in two main settings, first in the training of young adult presenters, second among senior high school students, usually Year 10. Pathways invites you to their first Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker Helen Kapalos, new chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
National Mosque Open Day is an annual Australia-wide event organised by the Lebanese Muslim Association and proudly supported by the Department of Social Services. The event features a number of mosques across the nation simultaneously opening their doors to the public and inviting them to come in and explore their local mosque.