NSW: Listen and give us a say: Children and young people’s views about safety in institutions

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual AbuseOn Friday 28 October 2016, the Royal Commission will host a research symposium on children and young people’s views of safety in institutions at University Hall, University of Technology Sydney, from 9:00am.

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Victoria: Creating Child Safe organisations in Multifaith communities

vicsegDue the work – and the reports – of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, it has emerged that all jurisdictions must put into place protections for children in all institutions in the community and set forth standards for Child Safe Organisations. Multicultural and Multi-faith organisations will also be required to comply. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and the Victorian Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG) have been contracted by the Commission for Children and Young People to assist organisations like these to meet the Child Safe Standards.

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Victoria: Tantric aspects of the world’s spiritualities

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MELA Interfaith Association, in conjunction with Monash University, invites you to Tantric aspects of the world’s spiritualities ~ Multifaith Conference to be held at the Monash Caulfield Campus, on Saturday, 10 December.

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Victoria: Yarra Interfaith Network AGM – Adventures in Interfaith Dialogue

yarraThe Yarra Interfaith Network would like to invite you to their Annual General Meeting 2016 on Wednesday 9 November at the Fitzroy Town Hall. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Fred Morgan, who will speak on Adventures in Interfaith Dialogue.

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Queensland: Alchemy of Well Being

al-ghazzbneThe 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.

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Syria: “Our World Needs a Revolution Against Violence”

asyriaFather 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.

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Buddhist Life Stories of Australia

lifestoryBuddhism 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.

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