Interfaith Conference on Tantra

The Mela Interfaith Association in conjunction with the Janssen Spirituality Centre in Boronia, Victoria will hold the First Interfaith Conference on Tantra In Australia on 14-15 November this year. The theme of the Conference is: 'Classical Tantra in the World's Religions: The bliss that arises from the union of opposites.'

Countering Violent Extremism Requires a Whole-of-Community Approach

Countering violent extremism in Australia is a difficult task, fraught with political, cultural and religious sensitivities, exacerbated by social tensions and lack of understanding across various communities. One unintended consequence of the desire to secure our nation has been to heighten these tensions and divisions in many communities across Australia.

Pastoral Care and the Complexity of Mental Illness in Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches

In April 2013, 27-year-old Matthew Warren tragically took his own life, after a lifelong struggle with mental illness. While such incidences may seem unremarkable due to their sad frequency, Warren was the much-loved son of Rick and Kay Warren, the pastors of Saddleback Church in California. In the light of Mental Health Week just passed, important questions must be asked. How does the church best support those who live with mental illness?

NSW: We Are All ONE

Father Rod Bower of Gosford Anglican Church met with the Grand Mufti of Australia. In their press conference, Fr Bower said asked who benefits for the use of divisive, sensationalist language? It is clear who does not; and that is our society.

World Bank Changes Extreme Poverty Definition

World BankThe World Bank updated the international poverty line to US$1.90 a day, from US$1.25 a day. The poverty line was revised to incorporate new information on differences in the cost of living across countries. The World Bank also announced that, using the new line (as well as new country-level data on living standards), global poverty has fallen from 902 million people (12.8% of the global population) in 2012, to 702 million people (9.6% of the global population) in 2015.

Faiths for Earth Campaign

Faiths for Earth
Dear Esteemed Colleague:

Warm greetings.

As the former President of Religions for Peace (RfP) South Africa, I am pleased to join my good friend and our Secretary General, Dr. William Vendley, to announce today the launching of the Religions for Peace Faiths for Earth campaign in 195 countries.

Religions for Peace Australia: Annual Report, 2014 ~ 2015

Religions for Peace Australia Prof. Desmond Cahill, OAM, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia, delivered the Annual Report for 2014-2015 at the recently convened Annual General Meeting in Canberra. Prof. Cahill addresses the local situation, the 8th General Assembly of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, and provides an overview of Religions for Peace activities in all states during the year.

Victoria: Local Lives - global matters

Victoria: Local Lives - Global Matters, Castlemaine Local Lives - Global Matters is a three day conference in Castlemaine exploring the broad themes of local economies and livelihoods, equitable, redemocratised societies, social and ecological justice and the spirituality that connects us to the land and each other. Local Lives, Global Matters will take place in Castlemaine, from 16 - 18 October.. A program for this event is now available

Welcome to Country

Religions for Peace Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to the elders both past and present.

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

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.

Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace

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



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.