Victoria: Asylum Seekers Lecture Series

Melb Uni

The University of Melbourne invites asylum seekers in our community to attend a lecture series. During October and November we will host lectures on important issues in modern and historical Australia, including education, human rights, equality, health and Indigenous cultures.

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Australian Imams Council Rejects Violence

ANIC

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) wishes to reassure all Australians that they have nothing to fear from their true Muslim neighbours who want peace and security for everyone regardless of religion. The safety of Australia is a shared aspiration of all citizens.

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Religion and Multifaith Diversity: Evolution in a Globalizing World

In this paper presented to the Evolution Symposium of 2014, Prof. Des Cahill, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia, examines various creation narratives and beliefs of different religions and goes on the offence with regard to the thoughts of Richard Dawkins. Prof. Cahill also examines creationism and intelligent design and whether or not either of these might be taught in Australian schools, considering the legal and constitutional dimensions. With regard to the roles of state govenemnts and the duty of the Minister of Education to have oversight of what is taught in schools, there are some thoughtful issues raised by Professor Cahill.

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Learning from Interfaith Dialogue

Herman Roborgh

Australian Jesuit Fr Herman Roborgh lived in Pakistan for eight years, before completing a PhD in Islamic Studies at Aligarh Muslim University in India. Recently Fr Herman Roborg attended an interfaith dialogue event in Melbourne and writes a reflection on the importance of recognising the other as the goal of understanding and recognizes the other as the source of new insights.

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Multifaith Committee Open Letter

The Victoria Police has maintained relations with community groups and religious groups in their profile of community relations. Senior leaders of groups in Victoria have been meeting periodically with the command of Victoria Police in order to further harmony and understanding in the community, which is one of the foundations of interfaith activity.

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Incheon Declaration, 8th General Assembly, ACRP

Asian Conference Religions for Peace

The 8th General Assembly of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace was conducted at Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 25 - 28 August, 2014. There were five delegates from Australia. This report gives the Incheon Declaration of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace.

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Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace

Multifaith Education Australia

SRI Victoria

The Recent Victorian Education Department Ministerial Directive №41 requires the posting of curriculum materials for Special Religious Instruction in Victoria to the public domain so that parents may overview the curriculum content. Curriculum materials will be posted to Multifaith Education Australia, the new website for Special Religious Instruction (and multifaith education) in Australia. This website is administered by Religions for Peace Australia under its contractural requirements with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. SRI Curriculum Content is found on this website here

The Golden Rule

Golden Rule, Australian Version

An Australian Version of the Golden Rule Poster is available

Multifaith Australia - Reimaging our Common Future

Reimagining Our Common Future

Religions for Peace Australia, with RMIT Chaplaincy, present Multifaith Australia – Reimagining Our Common Future public lecture by Religions for Peace for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Watch a video of this lecture by Prof. Joe Camillerie and the response by Maria Vamvakinou, MP.

Offer a Meal Movement

Offer a Meal

Religions for Peace Australia invites you to join the worldwide Offer a Meal Movement – a movement which skips a meal a couple of times a month in solidarity with–and prayer for –those suffering from hunger, extreme poverty or violent conflict.

G20 Interfaith Summit: Religious Freedom and Economic Development

G20 Interfaith Summit

Griffith University Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue will conduct a G20 Interfaith Summit on November 16 - 18. This Interfaith Summit will explore Religious Freedom and Economic Development.
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Interaction

Interaction

Affliated with Religions for Peace Australia, InterAction is Interfaith Youth building a generation-wide movement of young people. Inspired by individual spiritual traditions, InterAction works together to build a better world. Visit Interaction

Anti Racism

Racism, it stops with Me

Religions for Peace has partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission Anti Racism Strategy

9th World Assembly

Religions for Peace

The 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace was held in Vienna during November, 2013. Theme Papers and Resources are available.