Members of the Australian Indian community are angry about a new lamb ad which depicts the Hindu God Ganesha eating meat, despite being widely considered a vegetarian by practitioners of the religion.
Harvard University seeks to allay widespread misunderstandings about religions around the globe and has launched a free online series to raise religious literacy.
To combat this illiteracy, Moore and five other religion professors from Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Wellesley College are kicking off a free, online series on world religions open to the masses. The courses are being offered via an online learning platform called edX, which Harvard University launched with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012.
More than 600,000 people from 175 countries – including 130,000 people in Australia – took to the streets over the weekend as part of the People’s Climate March. The protestors called for stronger climate change action ahead of the upcoming UN climate change summit in Paris.
A number of religious groups and leaders have signed an open letter to the New South Wales Premier calling for reforms of how coal mining is managed in the state.