Vesak is a major Buddhist festival and is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on different days around the world to celebrate the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Melbourne will hold a Multicultural Festival of celebrations on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May at Federation Square.
The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Branch) will conduct a multicultural celebration of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Passing, along with Sangha Dana, Vesak Procession & Commemorations in Melbourne on Saturday 27 May, 2017
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University is delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming Asia-Pacific Conference on Comparative Theology, Wednesday 19 July and Thursday 20 July 2017. The two-day conference will be held at Australian Catholic University, St Patrick’s campus, Melbourne.
A panel of experts will address the topic and answer questions about Social Justice, Israel and Palestine. The experts will include Jewish, Palestinian, Muslim and Christian speakers. The Q and A session will take place at the Wheeler Centre on Thursday 11th May, 2017 at 7.30 pm
24 April: Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is a day set aside to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust or Shoah. Many Australians with Jewish ties or heritage observe Yom Ha’Shoah. It commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945.
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association Women’s Committee invites women to join in their Inspiring Women of Faith Women’s Retreat at the Lysterfield Don Bosco Centre on Friday 12 May 2017, 5pm to Sunday 14 May 2017.
St Paul’s Cathedral and Pax Christi Australia, the Victorian Council of Churches, the Uniting Church in Australia, the Melbourne Catholic Office for Justice and Peace, the Anglican Social Responsibilities Committee, Social Policy Connections, and the Anzac Centenary Peace Coalition are co-sponsoring an ANZAC Day event at St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne at 11AM.
On the 500 Hundredth Anniversary of the Reformation The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of Melbourne is cosponsoring an event with the Council of Christians and Jews on Sunday, 7th May 2017 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Box Hill.
On Sunday, May 7 2017 Victorian mosques will open their doors and hearts to the public of all beliefs to strengthen community spirit, build better relationships with neighbours and breakdown misconceptions about Islam.
Clergy of all faiths urgently needed cultural training to deal with an Australia that had changed beyond recognition since the 1990s, according to one of Australia’s leading religious authorities. Melbourne Anglican priest, UNESCO officer and university academic Gary Bouma told a UN Interfaith Harmony Week lecture at Melbourne University in February that Australia was now “one of the most diverse nations in the world”.