There will be a Victorian Observance of the United Nations Day of Vesak with a Vesak Procession & Commemorations in Melbourne, 10am – 3.30pm, Saturday 12 May 2018.
The first volume of Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, a new series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Thupten Jinpa, is both a revelation and a precious resource on these civilizations that coinvented the scientific spirit. The editors define science as a form of knowledge of nature and its laws, based on empirical observations and striving to reach intersubjective agreement by shared rational principles.
Religions for Peace (RfP) International joins its national affiliates, the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (KCRP- South Korea), and the Korean Council of Religionists (KCR-North Korea) in calling for shared security and shared well-being for all peoples on the Korean Peninsula.
The Melton Interfaith Network, in partnership with Foundation for a Drug-free World, present a seminar on Faiths Unite Against Drugs on Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 11am.
The Hume Interfaith Networks will undertake a tour of the Daham Niketanaya Buddhist Temple Tour, Yuroke, Victoria, on evening of 28 April, 2018. The bus pickup point will be at the Hume Learning Centre.
The University of Tasmainia in collboration with Monash University and Deakin University provide study opportunity to interested participants in the Interfaith Movement in Australia. The study focusses on evaluating the impact of interfaith activities on religous diversity in Australia.
Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition dedicated to advancing common action among the world religious communities for peace. Religions for Peace works to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote just and harmonious societies, and protect the earth. Here, Religions for Peace International celebrates Earth Day.
Two years ago, Australia’s first-ever Royal Commission into Family Violence shone a bright light on a dark secret. The Victorian Government has undertaken manifold strategies to address family violence and has committed $1.9 billion – for family violence than every single previous Victorian Budget combined. Faith based communities and Victoria’s Multifaith Advisory Group have also instituted family violence working groups to provide solutions.
Buddhism beyond Gender articulates Gross’s objectives as a Buddhist teacher and also more sharply and directly issues a call that will be controversial, particularly among feminists coming of age in this generation, to realize that clinging to gender identity subverts enlightenment. An early pioneer of feminist scholarship, Gross navigated hostile terrain as a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the 1970s, where she was shunned by “serious scholars” for writing her dissertation on women’s studies in religion.
International Conference on “Youth, Peace and Violent Extremism” is a gathering between 100 to 150 young people from around the globe to come together to share their experiences on how they are building resilience in their communities to prevent violent extremism. This conference will take place in Melaka, Malaysia 30 July – 3 August 2018.