Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Communities

Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced CommunitiesOn World Refugee Day – 20 June – join Religions for Peace’s event in celebration of World Refugee Day: “Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Communities.”

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Remembering that which holds us together

Remembering that which holds us togetherBishop Philip Huggins writes about matters that are important to the heart. Our spiritual practice is offered as part of seeking good relationships with each other. Part of our spiritual practice which we can offer to the other is the 100 days of meditation upto International Day of Peace, September 21. Given the current tensions and theatres of conflict on Earth, we need programs that help us better appreciate each other’s story of faith and life. We need to recognise and acknowledge true humanness.

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Going to Church on the Sunday after the Coalition spoke on Nuclear Reactors

Pacem in TerraBishop Philip Huggins – member of the United Nations Interfaith Liaison Committee and Patron of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change has written a reflection on the Coalition announcement about building seven nuclear power plants, and that which will bring Peace on Earth. It is a journey fractured by much noise and building of division instead of unity.

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‘If the land is sick, so are we’: Australian First Nations spirituality explained

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As an national interfaith and multifaith body with links to other nations, Religions for Peace gives acknowledgement and respect to all religions and spiritualities. In particular, we do not speak about Indigenous spirituality, rather, we allow indigenous peoples to share their law, their practice, their spiritual beliefs. We are coming to know that their presence in this land is older than 60,000 years – so these beliefs handed down in oral tradition are older than the Abrahamic religions. Here, this article by Joshua Waters, Senior Research Fellow, Indigenous Knowledges, Deakin University shares beliefs about the wellness of the land and the wellness of those who inhabit it.

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Victoria: Anglican Church and First Nations Matters

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The Anglican Province of Victoria will commence a new Indigenous ministry and reconciliation initiative to strengthen the participation and leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the Anglican Church. The project will be led by Wiradjuri elder and Anglican priest, the Reverend Canon Glenn Loughrey.

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Wisdom as Universal Phenomenon

New Age IslamTrue wisdom, by its very nature, transcends the boundaries of individual belief systems and compels us to think and act in ways that serve the greater good. It encourages us to look beyond our own immediate interests and to consider the welfare of the whole, whether that whole is defined in terms of our local community, our nation, or the entire human family, writes Dr Adis Duderija of Griffith University in New Age Islam.

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The Voice: Where to from here?

Christians for an Ethical Society (CES)Christians for an Ethical Society (CES) in conjunction with the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C), are hosting this very special forum with one of Australia’s leading indigenous theologians, Professor Anne Pattel-Gray. Prof Anne Pattel-Gray will discuss the Referendum held last year and the hope that Aboriginal theology provides for the future on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

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Transnational Repression in North America: Sikh community

Religions for Peace USA

Religions for Peace USA will conduct an online seminar examining Transnational Repression in North America and the Sikh Community. This seminar will take place online (Zoom or Facebook) on Thursday 20 June, 2pm to 3pm ET (USA time).

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Pope Francis issues G7 Leaders challenge on Artificial Intelligence

Pope Francis issues G7 Leaders challenge on Artificial Intelligence

BARI, Italy — Pope Francis challenged leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies on Friday to keep human dignity foremost in developing and using artificial intelligence, warning that such powerful technology risks turning human relations themselves into mere algorithms.

Francis brought his moral authority to bear on the Group of Seven, invited by host Italy to address a special session at their annual summit on the perils and promises of AI. In doing so, he became the first pope to attend the G7, offering an ethical take on an issue that is increasingly on the agenda of international summits, government policy and corporate boards alike.

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Hajj – a vision of interfaith solidarity

Kaaba - the goal of the Hajj pilgrimageThe Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca in 2024 occurs from Evening of Friday, 14 June 2024 – Wednesday, 19 June 2024, when Muslims turn to the Kaaba as a common centre point, they are reminded of their sacred bond with the entire human race and their special relationship with the other Abrahamic religions.

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