NSW: Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the former President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue will deliver a Public Lecture at Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW on Saturday 9 September. Archbishop Fitzgerald’s topic is Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century. He is retired Apostolic Nuncio to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Delegate to the League of Arab States, currently living in Jerusalem

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NSW: Interfaith Movie – The Sultan and The Saint

The Sultan and the Saint tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground.

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NSW: Grand Mufti leads Annual Interfaith Iftar

The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, has called for religions to unite against terror as he hosted the largest ever Australian Iftar dinner. “This is obviously the view of everybody, whether they are the original custodians of the land, whether they are refugees or whether they have come here from anywhere around the world,” he said. Held during Ramadan, this year the traditional Islamic event was extended to ministers from various Christian denominations, as well as the senior Naval and Police Chaplains.

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NSW Branch Meeting

The NSW Branch of Religions for Peace met at Parliament House, Sydney, today (22 May 2017). As part of a series on the organisations of different faiths, the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu participants discussed the Australian Jewish community, with some history, anecdotes, observations and a little bit of theological questioning. Thanks to the Hon Walt Secord for hosting and Josie Lacey for chairing.


NSW: National interfaith forum on Religious values and the value of religion

APRO (Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations), the NSW Branch of Religions for Peace Australia, the Australian Multicultural Foundation along with the Organ and Tissue Authority of Australia bring a national interfaith forum on Religious Values and the values of religion.
While religion still plays an important role in many individual lives, its role at the level of the community and institutions is contested. Some question both the value of religion, and the place of religious values in our society. This roundtable seminar will examine the role of religion – and its contributions to Australian society and culture – this day, this age.

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