After allegations, Sogyal Rinpoche retires from Rigpa

Following discussion of allegations of abuse, Sogyal Rinpoche, Buddhist teacher and author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, “has decided, with immediate effect, to retire as spiritual director from all the organizations that bear the name of Rigpa in different countries around the world,” according to a press release from the organization dated today.

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Victoria: School’s ‘turban ban’ displays common misunderstanding of equality

Can a school impose a uniform policy that does not take into account a student’s religious or cultural beliefs and practices? This issue is being considered by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Sagardeep Singh Arora, on behalf of his five-year-old son Sidhak Singh Arora, is challenging Melton Christian College’s decision not to enrol his son unless he agrees not to wear his patka, a Sikh head covering.

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Victoria: Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture

The Joyce Rebeiro Memorial Lecture celebrates the life of Joyce Rebiro, who had strong social justice convictions with regard to Human Trafficking. She was also a pioneer of Interfaith in Victoria and was more recently engaged in multifaith education. The memorial lecture will be held at the St Paul Apostle Parish Church, Endeavour Hills on evening of 26 September 2017.

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Victoria: Freedom of Religion in a Multi-religious Society: the Contribution of Migration.

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office and Australian Catholic University will present the Annual Bishop Joe Grech Colloquium, Freedom of Religion in a Multi-religious Society: the Contribution of Migration at the ACU Campus Brunswick St, Fitzroy on evening of 24 August 2017 at 7pm.

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Victoria: One World Multifaith Art Exhibition

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The Planetary Healing Artists’ Association together with the City of Port Phillip, COMMON, Women’s Interfaith Network and other Multifaith Networks invite you to the United Nations International Day of Peace One World – Opening Celebration on 21 September 2017 at 4Dverse Gallery, Carlisle St, St Kilda.

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