Victoria: JCMA Women’s Conference 2018 – ‘Women Exploring Rituals & Worship’



The Jewish Muslim Christian Association of Australia invite women of faith to join their ‘Women Exploring Rituals & Worship’ Retreat at Lysterfield, Victoria, on the weekend of 23-25 January 2018.

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WCC to World Economic Forum: “Say no to nuclear weapons”

The 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will be held in Davos, Switzerland from 23-26 January under the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” Dr Olav Fykse Tveit of the World Council of Churches said there is no justification for keeping nuclear weapons nor threatening to use them.

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UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day. 27 January 1945 was the day Auschwitz was liberated. There will be a Commemoration at the Glen Eira Town Hall, Caulfield, on the evening of Sunday, 28 January.

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Tasmania: January 2018

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Greetings of peace!

Many good wishes for a peaceful, happy and successful new year in 2018!

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week will occur in the first week of February 2018. As part of honouring the week, Religions for Peace Tas and the Multicultural Council of Tasmania have combined resources to bring a young couple from Melbourne to share their experience and their expertise with us. Nivy Balachandran, Regional Coordinator of United Religions Initiative and Executive Member of Religions for Peace Australia, is a recognised young leader of interfaith and intercultural affairs and works in the area of conflict transformation and cross cultural communication. She will be joined by her husband, Tal Meretz. Nivy belongs to the Hindu faith and her husband is from the Jewish faith tradition.

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Victoria: Darebin-Whittlesea World Interfaith Harmony Event

The Darebin Interfaith Council and the Whittlesea Interfaith Network invite you to The Power of Love – Paying it Forward – a celebration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 on the evening of Thursday, 8 January 2018.

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Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations


University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Australia – Victoria Branch, invite you to attend a you to a FREE lecture on Tuesday 6th February 2018 on Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations.

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World Council of Churches to co-host public event on migration and displacement at UN

Why do people move? When their movement is forced, how should this be addressed? How can nations and faith-based organizations work together to mitigate the causes of forced migration and protect individuals who are forced to flee? What are the national and international legal architectures that need to be constructed to prevent a repeat of our recent failures as nations and organizations to protect and provide for migrants? What risks and rights challenges do migrants face in transit and in destination countries? What are the social costs of migration? And what is the benefit of host nations receiving migrants?

These are some of the questions to be approached by the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs, to be held at the United Nations headquarters, in New York, on 22 January. This event will be available online via live streaming.

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National: Making Waves with Peace Boat

The Peace Boat is on its way to Australia. The Making Waves speaking tour will feature second-generation nuclear test survivor Karina Lester, ICAN Ambassador Scott Ludlam, hibakusha from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and former dairy farmers from Fukushima, all travelling aboard the floating international peace village. Join the tour and help us amplify the call for Australia and Japan to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!

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