Statement: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing

In a public address on September 19, Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, saying she is “deeply concerned” about those caught in the conflict, but Myanmar’s government needs time to investigate “what the real problems are” in Rakhine state.

With hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing their homes in Myanmar, more than 110 Buddhist teachers and community leaders have signed a letter calling on Myanmar’s Buddhist leaders take action to end the crisis.

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Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

Culture Talk is a free series of events hosted by Cultural Infusion that feature prominent guest speakers discussing their field of expertise, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. The next Culture Talk will focus on Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All at Cultural Infusion, Vere St Collingwood on 21 September commencing at 6pm.

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Pope Francis Sends Message to Sant’Egidio Interreligious Peace Meeting in Germany



Pope Francis gave one message to the International Interreligious Peace Meeting, with the theme ‘Paths of Peace,’ taking place Sept. 10-12 in Münster Germany. The Meeting is organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Dioceses of Münster and Osnabrück. The Transcript of the Message is provided by Vatican Press Office.

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Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders denounce Australian lamb marketing using religious figures

In a remarkable Interfaith gesture, faith leaders overseas have combined to respond to the Meat and Livestock Australia’s advertisement using Gods and Prophets from many religions to promote eating lamb. While artistic expression is free and valued, faith must be respected, said the leaders.

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Joint Appeal for the Signing and Ratification of the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons


Religions for Peace (RfP) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) seek your leadership and skillful interventions in urging your governments to sign and ratify the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted by over 120 governments at the United Nations (UN) on 7 July 2017.

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World Water Week: Faith and Water


Organized as part of World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invited faith-based organizations, congregations and individuals to their 30 August public event entitled “Water and Faith: Building partnerships to achieve the SDGs”. The event, an open session, was organized by the WCC in collaboration with Church of Sweden, Global Water Partnership, Stockholm International Water Institute, and Swedish Institute Alexandria.

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