To mark the visit of Pope Francis to the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 21 June, a special online “Virtual Issue” of the WCC’s quarterly journal, The Ecumenical Review, is offering a set of articles about relationships between the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church.
The Australian Intercultural Society & Rationalist Society of Australia present “Islam in a secular society : Individualism vs Communitariansim” Panel discussion on the evening of Tuesday, 31 July 2018. The panel will be moderated by the former Religion Editor of The Age newspaper Mr Barney Zwartz.
Pope Francis on June 25, 2018, received in audience in the Apostolic Palace the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, General Sir Peter Cosgrove, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States.
The Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull MP held a multi-faith Eid morning tea celebration, inviting 14 young people to the Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 18 June 2018. The event was organised by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and led by Mr Ridwaan Jadwat, Ambassador Designate to Saudi Arabia.
Pope Francis joined the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the moderator of its Central Committee at an ecumenical meeting during his landmark 21 June visit to the WCC to celebrate its 70th anniversary at an ecumenical meeting in Geneva.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has praised the bravery of child sexual abuse survivors for sparking sweeping protections for children through the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The ACT Government has officially adopted 290 recommendations from the royal commission, including creating a criminal offence for not reporting allegations revealed during confession.
‘Listening to God and to each other: Prayer and Dialogue’ is the theme of the 2018 Jewish Christian Muslim Association Conference, to be conducted at the Don Bosco Centre, Lysterfield, Victoria on the weekend of 29-30 July 2018.
The South Australian Catholic Church says it has been blindsided by news that clergy will have to report child abuse revealed to them in the confessional.