Government, Leaders and Faith in Australian Politics

World Interfaith Harmony WeekOn the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism in Partnership with the Canberra Interfaith Forum and Religions for Peace Australia commemorated UN Harmony Day on the Topic of Government, Leaders and Faith in Australian Politics at Australian Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Guest Speaker for the occasion was Emeritus Professor John Warhurst of Australian National University.

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Victoria: Clergy need diversity training for the new era

Prof. Gary BoumaClergy of all faiths urgently needed cultural training to deal with an Australia that had changed beyond recognition since the 1990s, according to one of Australia’s leading religious authorities. Melbourne Anglican priest, UNESCO officer and university academic Gary Bouma told a UN Interfaith Harmony Week lecture at Melbourne University in February that Australia was now “one of the most diverse nations in the world”.

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Tasmania, February 2017

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Greetings of peace! At the moment we are celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, at a time when we are facing many challenges to the Interfaith movement.  As you will see from the items in this newsletter, however, there is great enthusiasm to meet those challenges. Our gathering for February will be in collaboration with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania on the evening of 23 February 2017. 

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Interfaith Network City of Greater Dandenong



The Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong invites you to the World Interfaith Harmony Day Breakfast 2017 on Saturday 4 February 2017 from 7am to 9am. Guest Speaker at the breakfast will be Dr Naysun Saeedi who will address Family Violence: Will It Ever End?

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Darebin Interfaith Council



The City of Darebin and Darebin Interfaith Council invite you to their Darebin World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration 2017 on Thursday 9 February 2017. The Guest Speaker is the Reverend Ian Smith, Executive Officer of Victorian Council of Churches. This event is in observance of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017


World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event in the first week of February each year. This is an activity supported by member-states of the United Nations. This year, 2017, there are many events in Australia and Oceania celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week. Religions for Peace Australia will be conducting several events in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week

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