At the Annual General Meeting of Religions for Peace Australia (6 June 2021), Indigenous Woman Dr Anne Patel-Gray gave one talk about her work Walk Alongside to Build Religious Inclusivity and Acceptance and – as a Christian theologian and Doctor of Theology – told that Australia is not longer exclusively a Christian country but is now a multicultural and multifaith nation. The road forward for religions in Australia is an Interfaith road. In this article, we bring you the video of Dr Anne Pattel-Gray’s talk, and an overview of her work,What is Walk Alongside?
Religions for Peace Australia gives one message about the Common Good and the need for vaccination, in order to protect the entire community we call home. We understand vaccine hesitancy. People have various reasons for being hesitant. However, for the Common Good of the Australian community, as your interfaith leaders we want to encourage you all to be vaccinated as soon as possible, each one of us. We urge all faith leaders to take action and promote the Common Good.
The Pandemic – and lockdown – have presented both religious leaders and faith communities with challenges, particularly with delivery of normal religious observances when faith communities were barred from meeting in common due Covid-Safe restrictions applied by the various states and territory administrations. Here, Religious for Peace Australia gives one video of leading faith communities in difficult times.
Religions for Peace Australia presents an overview of the Multifaith and Interfaith History of Australia, delivered by Emeritus Professor Desmond P. Cahill, OAM. This presentation commences with the history of the Macassans visiting Australia and their interactions with indigenous peoples. Colonialisation and European settlement and the dismissal of indigenous presence and spirituality in this land is related.
Religions for Peace Australia has produced a series of video outlining issues around Covid 19 and multifaith matters. In this video, Rev. Chris Parnell, Interfaith Minister, gives an overview of mental health issues, faith and spirituality addressing mental health and references a simple strategy and further resources for mental health.
Religions for Peace Australia presents Racism in times of Covid-19, an account of racism and extremism in times of pandemic. This video – delivered by Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill, OAM, touches on many bases and causes of racism generally, in addition to addressing far-right extremism in Australia, which has undoubtedly contributed to this issue.
A group of disaffected Tibetan Buddhist followers are spamming religion and spirituality websites in Australia with a so-called TEDX talk by a geshe. The Office of the Dalai Lama has rebuffed the behaviour of this geshe. The email addresses are all spoofed, meaning the mails are sent via a contact form on a website and action cannot be taken against the sender for anti-social behaviour. Recipients are urged to take action against the senders.
The much-anticipated book by renowned businessman, global philanthropist and peacebuilder, Steve Killelea, A.M., offers a new and accessible understanding of peace: one that is measureable, resilient and above all, achievable in a time of chaos.
This lecture is one of a series of five lectures that will focus on the shared history of the Jewish and First Nations communities. These online lectures are hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies at the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Canberra Interfaith Forum invites you to attend our community forum on “The Common Basis of All Faiths and Their Relevance to Current Global Challenges” as per below details on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 6:30pm
Integrated Cultures ACT Inc. & High Commission of India, Canberra are organizing a series of weekly talks by Yoga practitioners and teachers. This week webinar talk is on ‘Yoga for Face, greater confidence’ by Ms.Elena Amani -Founder & Director of Yoga for Posture – 12th June 2021, 1:30pm. 19 June at 1pm, the talk will be on Yoga Marga. The role of practice in the path of Yoga, by Alan Goode.
International Yoga Day is celebrated worldwide on 21 June of each year. Yoga is an ancient tradition which has many applications. Individuals practice yoga all over the world, and gain benefit the asana poses and excercises bestow. Other forms of yoga still the mind within, and grant inner peace and stillness. The United Nations proclaimed International Day of Yoga in 2014. The day is growing in popularity each year. This year there will be observances with social distancing in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide
Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga! Do you love Yoga? This year, join our Yoga Teachers for 2 inspiring hours as we Celebrate International Day of Yoga with 5 events across Sydney!
The Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to the International Day of Yoga at Hunters Hill Sailing Club on Sunday 20th June 2021 at 10 am.
The World Council of Churches and the Council for World Mission, from 14-17 June, will present online the ecumenical event “Anti-racist in Christ? Ecumenical Christian Repentance, Reflection and Action on Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia.”
Interfidei invites you to their 30th Anniversary event, the Second Webinar Series “Sharing Interfaith Experiences” with the Indonesia Interfaith Network. Simultaneous Indonesian/English interpreters will be provided. This webinar will be held on Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 19:00 hrs Indonesian time.
A landmark report has found the incidence of domestic abuse is greater amongst Anglicans in Australia than the general population.
The report, commissioned by the Anglican church, also found that perpetrators used Biblical teachings to justify abuse, and that those who attended church regularly were more likely to have been in an abusive relationship than those who didn’t.
Despite this, the research — which includes surveys on prevalence, clergy and survivors in Anglican communities — showed almost nine out of 10 victims of domestic violence did not seek help from their church.
Religions for Peace International will engage the Myanmar Peace Process in conversation with the co-founder of Religions for Peace Myanmar. This is a free session, all are welcome to attend on Jun 11, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada).