Religion and Family Violence - Muslim Women's View

Religious groups should not be able to promote the belief that men are superior to women if Australia wants to address family violence, an inquiry has heard. The use of religion to justify gender inequality or violence against women has largely been ignored in Australia, Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence heard on Tuesday. The Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights submission to the Royal Commission leaves no stone unturned in examining aspects of violence in CALD communities.

Discussion Paper: Citizenship

people walking Understanding the factors that underpin social cohesion is crucial to maintaining a functional society and positive future outlook. Since 2007, the Scanlon Foundation has supported Australia’s largest study, monitoring the nation’s attitudes on the issues influencing our cohesion. The Scanlon Foundation has released a discussion paper on Citizenship in order that we might address the concerns about social cohesion.

Royal Commission: Kids have their say on Safety

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Religions for Peace Australia brings occasional articles and reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse principally as a needful alertness to these issues for the non-Christian religious and faith communities in Australia. Child safety and creation of child-safe organisations is sine-qua-non for all faith communities in Australia. In this instance, the research of the Royal Commission into childrens' views on their safety is important to faith communities and their leadership. We offer this research and report for your consideration.

NSW: Advancing Community Cohesion Conference

SYDNEY: With the background of anti-Muslim rallies being held by extremists in many cities of Australia, a number of speakers at the recently held conference at UWS warned that right-wing extremism was emerging as an equal, if not greater, threat than Muslim radicalisation in Australia.

Advancing Community Cohesion” conference was held from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 July at The University of Western Sydney supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Victoria, Tasmania: Disability Action Plan

Faith communities internationally, and increasingly in Australia, are responding to the needs of people with disabilities and their families, who wish to participate in worship and social activities. The Victorian and Tasmanian Synod of the Uniting Church invite you to The Disability Actional Plan 2015 - 2018 on September 25.

Victoria: Listening to the Land (Winter Walk)

Listening to the Land is an initiative of the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network, seeking to bring people from different faith and cultural backgrounds together to connect or reconnect with the Land and to be moved to care for the Land. The Autumn Walk will take place on 30 August at The Briars, Mt Martha.

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.



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.