The Moonee Valley Interfaith Network will conduct a panel session on Violence in Society: a perspective from the faith communities | Celebrating our Diversity on Wednesday 5 August.
Launched during Refugee Week, Schools and Families in Partnership: A Desktop Guide to Engaging Families from Refugee Backgrounds in their Children’s Learning, gives schools vital information about ways that families and schools can collaborate to meet the needs of students and their families from refugee backgrounds.
Pace e Bene invites applications for the 2015 Non-violent Leadership Program. Round 1 applications close: Friday 28 August 2015.
Climate Change is an issue that affects us all and the Multifaith Association of South Australia recognises the need for people of all faiths to join together and take action; we also recognise that all faiths have a deep spiritual connection with the earth and environment we live in. Accordingly we are sending an open leader to spiritual leaders to call for action on climate change.
The Federation of Indian origin Multi-Faith Organistaion (FIMO) and Museum India would like to invite you to: NEPAL Prayers to Action | A Multi-Faith Visual Arts & Performing Arts Exhibition.
Victoria: Business, Faith, Law & Morality: The Asylum Seeker Debate Business, Faith, Law & Morality: The Asylum Seeker Debate will be held on Monday, June 29, at 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
On Saturday, June 13 the Islamic Centre of Victoria played host to a media panel discussion and Q&A. The event was moderated by head of media and communications at the Islamic Centre of Victoria Kuranda Seyit. We bring you one participant’s point of view about Islam and the Media.
Faiths for Earth is a common initiative among the World’s Religions, led by Religions for Peace to unite in a supreme effort to Protect the Earth We Have. Please read on to view the video prepared by Religions for Peace International Secretary, Rev. William Vendley.
Women of faith have been at the forefront of Religions for Peace’s efforts since the first World Assembly in Kyoto, Japan in 1970, when a women’s caucus was officially formed.
Subsequent Religions for Peace World Assemblies have featured women’s pre-assemblies, which provided a unique space for women of faith to build action programs.
In Nepal after the 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck, killed over five-thousand people; injured more than eleven thousand; and left 1.4 million in need of food assistance, the Religions for Peace family on its different levels: Religions for Peace International, Religions for Peace Asia and Religions for Peace Nepal began to work as a single team to implement multi religious efforts to help those in need on the ground in Nepal.
How can religious communities foster peaceful, inclusive societies and counter violent extremism?
The Secretary General of the United Nations, the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations invited senior religious leaders in Religions for Peace to respond to this question in a high-level thematic debate held on 21 and 22 April at UN Headquarters in New York. Also participating were representatives of 193 Member States and diverse stakeholders.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened a consultation at the Vatican hosted by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences, in consultation with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and Religions for Peace International. The consultation focused squarely on the moral and religious dimensions of climate change and sustainable development, especially through its effect on the world’s poor.
Our leaders and media have created an environment that has effectively provided people with permission to hate, emboldening people to encounter Muslims as “the enemy in the war on terror” or as potential radicals, as though we all carry a “radical” dormant virus ready to be activated at any moment, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah on the ABC Religion and Ethics website.
The Mela Interfaith Association will conduct an Interfaith Retreat at the Janssen Centre in Boronia, on the weekend of 25-16 July, 2015.
LONDON—The world is facing the worst refugee crisis in modern times – and the global response has been pitifully inadequate, according to the latest annual report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Humanitarian groups are calling for a global summit to address the crisis.
> Three International Vice Presidents of Religions for Peace, Rabbi David Rosen, Cardinal John Onaiyekan and Professor Dr. Din Syamsuddin have given an opinion editorial on the Pope’s Letter (Encyclical) to the World on Climate Change. This work emphsises the common grounds for faiths to work together on Climate Change.
The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue in collaboration with the Australian Earth Laws Alliance will be hosting an information session, which features presentations about ecocentrism and ecospirituality from Earth Jurispurdence perspectives, in addition to perspectives from many faith traditions. This event also features open space and small group discussions. This event will take place on Tuesday, 23 June at Griffith University.
The Muslim Women’s Association of SA Youth Group would like to invite people from the community to join us for an Iftar (breaking of the fast) and learn more about what the Holy Month of Ramadan is and why Muslims fast. A Community Iftar will be held at The Hawke Centre on Saturday, 4th of July.