PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — In a historic event earlier today, the design for the national Baha’i House of Worship of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was unveiled. The House of Worship will be one of two national Baha’i temples to be constructed in the world in the coming years, signifying a new milestone for the Baha’i world community.
Four Australian Tibetan Buddhist sramaneris (female novice nuns) who in early March 2018 took their bhikshuni/bhikkhuni vows.
March 14 is an important day for Sikhs as it marks the enthronement day of seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai, who is remembered for his love for nature and care for animals. He is perhaps the first environmentalist in the South Asia who during his reign from 1644 to 1661 started and promoted herbal gardens and wild life refuge. EcoSikh has been facilitating the celebration of this day as Sikh Environment Day since 2010.
The 13th International Conference for Interfaith Dialogue on the topic of Religion and Human Rights was held in Doha on February 20 and February 21, 2018. The conference entitled “Religions and Human Rights”, was held with the participation of a group of two hundred and thirty-nine (239) scholars from the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, as well as participants from Qatar.
Religions for Peace worked with Syria’s top religious leaders, women and youth leaders, and also on the level of local mosques and churches. The effective and heartwarming small projects advanced by mosques and churches provided greatly needed services and helped nurture solidarity among Syrians.
The Melton Interfaith Network will conduct a Places of Worship Tour in observance of Harmony Day and the theme for this year, “Everyone Belongs” on Tuesday 20 March 2018.
Greenfaith – the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change will host a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth at the Uniting Church, Rosebud, on the evening of Sunday 18th March 2018, 5pm – 8pm.
As part of the 2018 Bendigo Zinda Festival, Bendigo Interfaith Council will hold a Forum and Dinner at the All Seasons Conservatory on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Guest speaker will be Helen Heath OAM, of the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong.
International Women’s Day means different things to different people, but the global focus on equality and celebration is clear.
Throughout ancient and modern history, women have collaborated and lead purposeful action to redress inequality in the hope of a better future for their communities, children and themselves. Whether through bold well-documented action or through humble resistance that never made it into the history books, women have united for equality and achievement forever.
Unity among religious leaders is growing and it is a powerful message of hope in the Arab region, Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have heard at a Vienna conference on peaceful coexistence and diversity, whilst advocating the necessity of even more dialogue.