For 18 months, representatives of around 20 different faith groups have worked to form a Queensland network of faith communities committed to advancing interfaith understanding and collaboration and to making a positive contribution within society.
During this week the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia and JK Diversity Consultants held the first Queensland Women’s Interfaith forum about Domestic & Family Violence (DFV). The forum featured diverse speakers who shared their knowledge and experience within their faith communities.
A GROUP of community leaders has vowed to stand strong in support of Muslims in Bundaberg. More than 20 leaders came together at Buss Park yesterday to speak out against ignorance and intolerance. Among the group were religious leaders of different religious denominations as well as leaders of Bundaberg’s Muslim community.
Australian Earth Laws Alliance invites you to join for a thought provoking two day conference in Brisbane, on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017 at the Griffith Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue. This conference will bring together people from a range of fields – including environmental education, ethics, environmental psychology, indigenous knowledge systems, the arts, deep ecology, science, business and law – to address a central question: how do we inspire and build Earth ethics in Australian society?
COMMUNITY tensions over plans to build an Islamic centre in Gladstone are fuelled by “unreal fears”, a Church expert on Christian-Muslim relations says. Sydney’s Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations co-ordinator of Columban Father Patrick McInerney is regularly called upon to address religious and cultural concerns that increasingly confront Australian towns and city communities. In Gladstone, anti-Muslim sentiments are being voiced after the Islamic Society of Gladstone lodged a development application to build a worship centre.
A seminar on Islam and Environmental Stewardship was held on 19 February at Holland Park Mosque. This was an initiative of a small group from the Brisbane Muslim community who felt the need to consider starting a conversation—and potential future action—on the view of our faith on issues of climate change that are impacting our environment and our role as stewards on earth.
North Brisbane Interfaith Group will conduct an Interfaith Competition. Entries close on 31 January 2017. The competition provides several ways in which people who are concerned to promote interreligious harmony and goodwill, can express their ideas about living in a multi faith society and/or promoting interfaith relations.
MEMBERS of the Muslim community in Brisbane are preparing a mass letterbox drop to wish residents a “happy Christmas” with a message that extremists don’t represent Islamic views.
A PLAN by a Buddhist group in Toowoomba to transform a former boys home in Westbook has gained the support of council planning officers in Toowoomba.
The Garden City Mosque, Toowoomba, Queensland participated in the National Mosque Open Day program on Saturday, 29 October 2016. This was a nationwide event to invite members of the wider community to have a first hand look at the mosques in their neighbourhood and city, and find out more about the activities and rituals performed in the mosques.