First World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights”


The first World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” will be held on 25 June 2018 under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. It will mark a new conceptual departure towards expanding the boundaries of the convergence of values, which bring the world of religions and faiths together.

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Pope Francis names replacement for Australian archbishop who covered up abuse

Pope Francis has appointed Gregory O’Kelly, the bishop of Port Pirie, the special administrator of Adelaide following the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for covering up child sex crimes during the 1970s.

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Canberra: Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations


Australian Center Christianity at Charles Sturt University and Religions for Peace Australia invite you to attend a you to a FREE lecture on Sunday 24 June 2018 on Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations
at 4:45pm.

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Religions for Peace Multi-religious Delegation’s Visit to Rakhine State

Representatives of Religions for Peace visited Sittwe and Maungdaw in the north of Rakhine State, Myanmar, where militant attacks in August 2017 triggered massive operations by the security personnel on the area’s Muslim communities and some 700,000 Muslims and hundreds of Hindus fled for Bangladesh. This region has also seen terrorist attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) accused of massacres of a 100 Hindus and attacks on other ethnic and religious minorities. While acknowledging the authorities’ duty to maintain law and order, the delegation expressed a concern that an excessive use of force could hamper the peace and reconciliation process.

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Religions for Peace Multi-religious Delegation meets with Aung Sun Suu Kyi

(Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar | 25 May 2018) The ‘Letter to the Peoples of Myanmar‘ carrying a call for peace and development was delivered by the visiting joint delegation of Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu leaders from Myanmar and across the region to the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 25 May 2018 in the country’s capital Nay Pyi Taw.

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The Ruddock Inquiry: An insider’s view

The University of Divinity’s Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy (RASP) is conducting its Annual Conversation on Friday 1 June at Collins Street Baptist Church. Many attended and appreciated last year’s Conversation on the topic of End of Life Choices between Professors Peter Singer and Margaret Somerville. It is expected that this year’s conversation, on the topic of Religious Freedom, will be equally significant.

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Living the Change launched in Australia

The Australian chapter of a new and ambitious global campaign, “Living the Change, was launched on May 3 at a national gathering of the multi-faith Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC). With a byline, “faithful choices for a flourishing world”, this is a fresh faith-led initiative which aims to champion the role of more sustainable lifestyles in protecting the earth from global warming.

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Vatican Message to Muslims for Ramadan

The Vatican appreciates the importance of this month of Ramadan and the great effort by the Muslims throughout the world to fast, pray and share the Almighty’s gifts with the poor. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue addresses a vital aspect of relations between Christians and Muslims: the need to move from competition to collaboration. The Vatican sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims.

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