The Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Tasmanian Branch invites you, your family and friends, to a Soup and Sandwich luncheon on Friday 4 December 2020 (12.30-2.30 pm) to celebrate the Centenary of our Branch of WILPF Australia and Human Right’s Week.
On May 26 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates presented the Uluru Statement from the Heart to the Australian people. This followed 13 First Nations Regional Dialogues that deliberated on the proposals put forward by the Referendum Council and the four-day First Nations National Constitutional Convention at Uluru.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart represents a historic consensus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in seeking constitutional change to enable a Voice to Parliament in the Constitution.
From the Heart is a campaign to engage Australians about why an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament enabled by the Constitution is a fair and practical change, and how it will unify our nation.
Religions for Peace is forming a partnership with FaithInvest. FaithInvest is an international non-profit organisation that assists faith groups to invest in line with their beliefs and values. The organisation’s aim is to support the rapidly developing movement of faiths actively using their investments to create a better world – for people and planet.
The goal of this new partnership is to share ways of developing environmental aid, and one of the ways to support the achievement of Religions for Peace’s strategic priorities 2020-2025 can be through FaithInvest’s Faith Long-term Plans. The collaboration will drive multi-faith investment for multi-faith efforts, and to grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent investment. This partnership advances Religions for Peace’s strategic plan 2020-2025 and actively supports the United Nations’s COP26 efforts
Faith for Earth – A Call for Action was launched at the Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action Conference 5-8 October 2020, which was hosted by the Government of Iceland. This book is an interfaith collaboration that offers an introduction to the magnitude of the task we now face and to the faith communities that are becoming a force for the global environmental future.
The 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum will take place online from 13th to 17th October 2020 prior to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Co-organized by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the G20 Interfaith Forum Association, and the National Committee for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the G20 Interfaith Forum offers an annual platform where networks of religiously linked and faith-inspired actors engage on global agendas, within the broad framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the G20 host country’s agenda. This year, G20 countries and policy makers are at the centre of global action to address the social, economic, and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, an effort in which religious actors continue to offer crucial partnership and creative solutions.
Queensland Churches Together and the Brisbane Roman Catholic Council for Ecumenism and Inter Religious Relations will this year present the annual Bishop Michael Putney Memorial Lecture via Zoom on evening of 20 October 2020
On Gender, Leadership, and COVID-19 is an upcoming webinar, co-hosted by Religions for Peace and the Centre of Theological Inquiry, which will take place virtually on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 between 8:00 am – 10:00 am ET. Use timeanddate.com to convert this New York time to your own time zone.
Religions for Peace and the Centre of Theological Inquiry convene once again to discuss the intricacies of leadership in and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Panellists will explore a gendered dimension of leadership, looking toward examples of women of faith in formal and informal structures of leadership, who are often at the forefront of humanitarian responses.
Sacred People, Sacred Earth – Sounding the Alarm is available in Arabic, Bahasa, Danish, English, French, German, Japanese, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish. This is an Interfaith Statement calling for a just compassionate recovery from Covid and Climate.
Religions for Peace Australia is a member of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace. The Deputy Convenor is Prof. Des Cahill, who is the Australian Chair of Religions for Peace. Prof. Cahill was involved in activities and negotiations with Religions for Peace Myanmar. Here, we consider the report of the United States International Committee on Religious Freedom Factsheet on Rohingya Refugees in Southeast Asia.
Friday, 2 October is International Day of Non-violence. It is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is the mightiest weapon devised by ingenuity of Man, Mahatma Gandhi said. It is also a human value which guides human behaviour and leads to peace and integrity.
Multi Faith Actions: The Tipping Point for Peace
Join the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for the 22nd Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace, a virtual event featuring Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace International.
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on ritual slaughter laws and the range of restrictions across Europe:
Though a number of recent social-media posts indicated that Thich Nhat Hanh, who turns 94 on October 11, had ceased eating, Plum Village reports his health “currently remains stable thanks to the love and care of his medical team and monastic attendants.”
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) offers three online sessions, Understanding & Interpreting Sacred Texts- The Abrahamic Faiths online, commencing evening of 8 October at 7:00PM. The speakers will be offering an approach to reading and interpreting their sacred texts followed by Q&A.
In an Australian first, St Kilda Shule is partnering with Yad Vashem, Jerusalem to present a 10-week Holocaust education course. From Jewish life in pre-war Poland to artifacts from the Shoah, from the German Jewish response to the rise of Nazism to women in the Resistance, the course starts on Thursday 15 October and runs to 17 December inclusive.
Youth PoWR – the Youth Parliament of the World’s Religions will launch the Interfaith Charter, the Sydney Statement, online, live on Facebook on evening of THURSDAY 15 October 2020, 7-8pm. You are invited to cast your vote for building bridges between religions.
A new toolkit published by ACT Alliance EU, Caritas Europa, EU-CORD and Islamic Relief Worldwide gives EU decision-makersand civil society a concise practical tool to encourage engagement with local religious leaders and faith communities in humanitarian, development and peace response. It has been produced in the context ofpandemic response and looks ahead to the post-recovery phase. Yet its considerations apply broadly across programming sectors: from addressing conflict and fragility to defence of civil liberties.
A group in Tasmania is trying to lift the lid on funeral expenses. Members have been making DIY coffins from wood but are now branching into cardboard; They say it’s cheaper, more environmentally friendly and can come as a flatpack.
Religions for Peace Australia will conduct Interfaith Prayers for Australia online, on Sunday 18 October 2020 at 5PM AEDT. Religious leaders from many faiths will be presenting prayers. All are welcome to attend. A zoom link is given below for this event. All are welcome and join in the prayers for the welfare of our nation.