Global Climate Change Week

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) took place for the second time in October 2016. 288 academics, students, and other members of academic communities from a wide range of disciplines and countries registered including 82 from Africa, 60 from Australasia, 52 from North America, 43 from Asia, 33 from Europe, and 18 from Latin America. In this, its third year GCCW will take place on October 9-15.

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Statement: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing

In a public address on September 19, Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, saying she is “deeply concerned” about those caught in the conflict, but Myanmar’s government needs time to investigate “what the real problems are” in Rakhine state.

With hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing their homes in Myanmar, more than 110 Buddhist teachers and community leaders have signed a letter calling on Myanmar’s Buddhist leaders take action to end the crisis.

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Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

Culture Talk is a free series of events hosted by Cultural Infusion that feature prominent guest speakers discussing their field of expertise, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. The next Culture Talk will focus on Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All at Cultural Infusion, Vere St Collingwood on 21 September commencing at 6pm.

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Tasmania, September 2017

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Greetings of peace! Many good wishes for this special month of September in which there are many significant Religious festivals. It is also the month of UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, the same day as Rosh HasHannah, the Jewish New Year and Navaratri, the Hindu festival to honour the feminine Divine.  

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Pope Francis Sends Message to Sant’Egidio Interreligious Peace Meeting in Germany

Pope Francis gave one message to the International Interreligious Peace Meeting, with the theme ‘Paths of Peace,’ taking place Sept. 10-12 in Münster Germany. The Meeting is organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Dioceses of Münster and Osnabrück. The Transcript of the Message is provided by Vatican Press Office.

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