The Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network has welcomed the introduction of legislation by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus to establish an Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The World Council of Churches also supports this appointment.
Ian Lacey AM, co-founder of Religions for Peace NSW Branch, and member of the National Executive of Religions for Peace Australia, passed away in the company of his family on evening of 30 November. Professor Des Cahill writes of the accomplishments and service to the nation by Ian Lacey.
The Vatican has called on Christians and Hindus to avoid giving in to “contempt for human dignity”, the “curtailment of the fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens, including religious rights” and “aggression” against those who are different and instead collaborate using religion to build peace.
On Reformation Day—31 October—a Martin Luther avatar will be answering questions and bringing history to life.
Bishop Philip Huggins of the Anglican Archdiocese of Melbourne gives a reflection on the value of human life in the light of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The Interfaith Matters Forum for September will be held on Tuesday evening, 24 October from 5.45 (for 6pm) till 8.30’sh at the Unitarian Church, 99 Osmond Terrace, Norwood. The topic for this forum is Ancient wisdom for modern times – exploring how the ancient practice of Yoga can help us to let go of that which is not supportive, to let go of the things that are holding us back….”
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC), the Alliance of Australian Muslims (AAM) and the Muslim community stand strong in support of the Voice.
As Australians prepare to vote on Saturday 14 October 2023, Christian and other faith communities across Australia will participate in a weekend of prayer, reflection and meditation for unity, hope and respect in the lead-up to the Voice Referendum on the weekend of 8-10 September 2023.
The Securing Faith-Based Places grant program provides $40 million over three years to improve security at religious schools, pre-schools, places of worship, and faith-based community centres. The objective of the grant opportunity is to address the risk of crime and violence motivated by religious or racial intolerance through the installation or upgrade of security infrastructure and/or the engagement of security guards at those sites.
A Day of mourning; Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon’s Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem.
The 2023 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival, now in its ninth year, showcases the best contemporary cinema from these countries, selected from international film festivals and markets such as Göteborg, Cannes and Berlin. In this article, we look at a somewhat religious themed film, Camino, screening during this festival.
Australian Quakers consider it is essential that First Peoples have an effective say in laws and policies that affect them. We support the full implementation of the Statement from the Heart and we hold that support for the Yes vote for the Voice is a pivotal step toward the Statement’s full implementation.