On Sunday 19 February 2017, the Victorian Government released its Multicultural Policy Statement and supporting campaign Victorian. And Proud of it. There is much in this campaign which supports social cohesion, multiculturalism and builds on the strengths of engagement with multifaith communities and their Interfaith Networks.
United Religions Initiative, in partnership with Moreland Together, cordially invites you to an illuminating discussion on What does it mean to be a person of faith in Melbourne today?. This event is in observance of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017
The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy, together with Religions for Peace Victoria, is hosting a special seminar, focusing on multi-faith issues in Australia.
The Sikh Empire Exhibition is an Educational photo exibition focusing on the arts, arcitecture and remnants of Sikh Empire, The Sikh History and The Australian Sikh Heritage. This will be held at the Drill Hall at the Multicultural Hub (nearby Victoria Market) from 17 December.
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3rd December around the world. The Faith Communities Council of Victoria has issued a press release on people with a disability.
Due the work – and the reports – of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, it has emerged that all jurisdictions must put into place protections for children in all institutions in the community and set forth standards for Child Safe Organisations. Multicultural and Multi-faith organisations will also be required to comply. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and the Victorian Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG) have been contracted by the Commission for Children and Young People to assist organisations like these to meet the Child Safe Standards.
The Buddhist Council of Victoria in partnership with Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc. USA, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc. Melbourne Chapter, and The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne will present a workshop for young people to explore enhancing a human/earth relationship.
The Faith Communities Council of Victoria would like to invite you to a presentation on the Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission and Faith Communities and the work done by several faith communities: the Jewish Task Force, Sankat Mochan Samiti and Anglicans Preventing Violence Against Women.
The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with Darebin City Council and Darebin Interfaith Council will conduct the annual Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference on Sunday, 13 November at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre.
NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not just in the Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces. In 2016, Naidoc Week will run from Sunday, 3 July until Sunday, 10 July 2016.