21 July 2015: A 'Call to Conscience for the Climate' was officially launched at the World Summit of Conscience. The Summit gathered people from many of the world's religions and wisdoms to discuss fundamental moral questions related to climate change, such as why we should care, how one can show one cares, and how to inspire the world to care. The Summit also saw the launch of the "Why Do I Care?" campaign, which has so far garnered over 1,200 participants.
Several thousand Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Moslems marched through Rome to the Vatican on Sunday to demand action on climate change and thank Pope Francis for his encyclical on the environment.
They marched behind banners reading “Many Faiths – One Planet” and “The Earth – Our Common Home – Climate Action Now!”
The Casey Multi-Faith Network is holding its first ever Arts Exhibition, with the theme "What does my faith mean to me" at Doveton Library on Saturday 8 August. As part of the exhibition, this is a unique opportunity to meet and greet with the artists and appreciate their artwork.
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.
On 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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2015 Parliament of Religions
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
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
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
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.
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