Victoria: Common Ground - Poetry and Spoken Word

Common Ground 2015 will be a unique, multilingual project that utilizes poetry, spoken word, sound and film to build connections and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures in Melbourne. Over an eight-week series of free workshops at the State Library of Victoria, facilitators and artists Abdul Hammoud, Ebony Moncrief and Sukhjit Khalsa will be collaborating with budding wordsmiths to create new poetry and spoken word pieces exploring identity and role of faith in our everyday lives.
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Royal Commission: Justice McClelland's Address to the Uniting Church Assembly, Perth

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual AbuseOn Wednesday, 15 July 2015, Justice McClelland, Chair of the Royal Commission, gave an address at the Uniting Church in Australia’s 14th Assembly meeting in Perth. In his address, Justice McClelland told, Although the primary responsibility for the sexual abuse of an individual lies with the abuser and the institution of which they were part, we cannot avoid the conclusion that the problems faced by many people who have been abused are the responsibility of our entire society.
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Royal Commission: Satyananda Ashram Submissions

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions into the Satyananda Yoga Ashram public hearing on its website. The public hearing inquired into the response of the Satyananda Yoga Ashram located at Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales, to allegations of child sexual abuse by the Ashram’s former spiritual leader in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Royal Commission Resources and Guides

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has created a range of resources containing information about the Royal Commission and its work. There are explanatory documents in English and other languages, along with resources for disabled, indigenous, children and young people. There are also many videos on the Royal Commission YouTube channel.
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South Australia: Weekly Spiritual Discussions

Bahai centre of learning adelaide The Baha'i Centre of Learning in Adelaide will host American author and musician, Tom Price, for weekly discussions on the spiritual nature of man, the connection between science and spirituality, life after death, the keys to true happiness and the path to personal spiritual growth. The weekly discussions will occur on Wednesday evenings.
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Queensland: Who Is My God Series - Session 3

The third of the Who is My God events in 2015 will take place at the Center for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Nathan, on Thursday August 6th, 2015. This workshop will feature discussions on the use of Icons and Religious Imagery in the Sikh, Jewish and Greek Orthodox communities.
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Final MDG Report: Gains, Shortfalls Point Way to Post-2015 Success

Final MDG Report Extreme poverty was ended for more than one billion people through efforts under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the final edition of the MDGs Report. The 2015 report highlights achievements in access to drinking water, universal primary education, child and maternal health, gender equality and eliminating hunger, among others. However, the report also underscores the need for more work as part of the post-2015 development agenda and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable people are not left behind.
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World Bank, ILO Call for Universal Social Protection

30 June 2015: Outlining their vision of a world where anyone in need of social protection can access it at any time, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder issued a joint statement on the "unparalleled opportunity" presented by the post-2015 development agenda to realize universal social protection.
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Faiths for Earth

Faiths for Earth is a common initiative among the World's Religions, led by Religions for Peace to unite in a supreme effort to Protect the Earth We Have

Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace

2015 Parliament of Religions

parliament of the world's religions 2015

The 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15 - 19th. Click here to read more.

Multifaith Education Australia

SRI Victoria

The Recent Victorian Education Department Ministerial Direction №141 requires the posting of instruction program materials for Special Religious Instruction in Victoria to the public domain so that parents may overview the instruction program. Program 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 Instruction Program Content is found on this website here

The Golden Rule

Golden Rule, Australian Version

An Australian Version of the Golden Rule Poster is available

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 held the first G20 Interfaith Summit on the Gold Coast during the weekend of November 16 - 18. This Interfaith Summit explored Religious Freedom and Economic Development.

An archive of all presentations at the G20 Interfaith Summit can be found here.

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.