Victoria: Greetings to Hindus for Diwali

The Vatican, through the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, sends a special message to Hindus every year on the occasion of their festival of Diwali. The Melbourne Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission also sends a local greeting on behalf of the Catholic Archdiocese to accompany the distribution of this message. Below is the Greeting from to members of the Hindu community in Melbourne from the Episcopal Vicar, Fr Denis Stanley.

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Victoria: Multifaith Statement on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

MELBOURNE: Wed, 11 October 2017: representatives of Victoria’s leading religions gathered on the steps of Parliament to deliver a joint statement to Deputy Premier, James Merlino, regarding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

The ‘Multifaith Statement’ is signed by Sheikh Isse Abdo Musse (President, Board of Imams Victoria), Phra Khru Kampee-panya-withet (Abbot, Melbourne Thai Buddhist Temple), Makarand Bhagwat (Victorian Director, Hindu Council of Australia), Rabbi Daniel Rabin (President, Rabbinical Council of Victoria), Jasbir Singh Suropada (Chairman, Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria) and Bishop Peter Danaher (President, Victorian Council of Churches).

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