In Australia, religious communities were one part of society expressly impacted by the ‘lockdown’ directives introduced to stem the spread of the virus. On 29 March all places of religious worship were effectively closed by the restrictions that limited non-essential indoor gatherings to two people. In Victoria, lockdown came again on 9th of July, with border closures. Here, we look to faith community experiences in time of lockdown. On this page, we look to the experience of the members of the Sikh community at Glen Osmond Gurdwara, Adelaide South Australia.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia lists interfaith events, climate events and faith festivals happening both locally in South Australia, and nationally, with internet participation – for the month of May, 2020.
Following the sad news that meetings should be stalled until we know how to avoid the virus/vaccine is found we cancel the March meeting, which was due at the Baha’i centre. Next Interfaith meet (depending on health advise) is scheduled for 29 April (this time the 5th week in April – not the 4th week as is traditionally the case).
The first Interfaith Matters discussion at Hope’s Cafe will take place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 6pm. The theme will be Aboriginal Spirituality and faith.
Hesh (Hibble) is an acclaimed hip hop artist from the Melbourne based hip hop group called the Brothahood, a conscious hip hop group which promote positivity and meaningful messages through their music for young people. Hesh is now bringing that vibe and more to a younger group of children. He will be performing at the Adelaide Fringe from 22 February to 8 March.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 23 February, 2019 at the Al-Salam Community Centre, Parkholme. Prof. Rick Sarre UniSA will give an address on “What does the Religious Discrimination Bill mean for all Australians from an Interfaith perspective?”
An interfaith service to pray together with people from all faiths for all affected by the fire will be held at St Peter’s Cathedral, 26 King William Road, North Adelaide on Sunday 26 January, 2020, 3 – 4.30pm.
A Bushfires Community Prayer will be hosted by Playford City Church – Anglican Church of Australia – Holy Cross Anglican Church, 91-93 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, 7:30pm Wednesday January 8, 2020
The Multifaith Association of South Australia conducted a year-end event at the Unitarian Church, Norwood, SA. Speakers from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Bahá’í faith and Hinduism participated. Here, we share the talk given by Ms Ann Aisatullin of the Multifaith Association of South Australia.
Multifaith Association of South Australia President Phillipa Rowland reports that “In hindsight, 2019 has been a productive and positive year for the Multifaith Association of SA”, although not without its challenges.
The Multifaith SA and the Unitarian Church invite you to the 2019 End-of-year event at the Unitarian Meeting House on Sunday, 8 December to participate in a Multifaith Service on the theme “Engaging with Community”: Serving in a Troubled World, and a shared lunch to celebrate our togetherness.
You are invited to Interfaith Matters at Hope’s Cafe (cnr Norwood Pde and Portrush Road) on 28 August 5.30 for 6 pm – 8 / 8.30. The theme is Bruce Whyatt on his faith journey and the discoveries he has made through the eyes of another.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and the Uniting Church Environment Action Group warmly invite you to join an online webinar from 11am on Wednesday, 6 November, via Zoom. Grounding in Faith is new approach to exploring our relationship with climate change, focusing on air travel. Developed by US climate psychologist Dr. Renee Lertzman and her team, it provides new perspectives, concrete tools and guidance for aligning our spiritual and worldly lives.
National Mosque Open Day returns on Saturday 26th of October 2019. Invite your family and friends and join us on this day as we welcome you into our mosque – Marion Mosque, Marion Road Parkholme from 10AM.
60 people from a dozen faith traditions gathered to celebrate at an event jointly hosted by the Multifaith Association of South Australia and the Baha’i Centre of Learning. Our aim was to cultivate peace within ourselves and our wider community; to pay respect and learn from our First Nation communities; and to act swiftly on climate change by ‘Living the Change’.
You are warmly invited to an Interfaith Celebration of the International Day of Peace and to Living the Change at the Baha’i Centre of Learning, Adelaide on evening of Saturday, 21 September 2019.
You are invited to Interfaith Matters at Beit Shalom Synagogue, Hackney, on 28 August 5.30 for 6 pm – 8 / 8.30. The theme is the Jewish Faith and the speaker will be Rabbi Shoshana Kaminski.
Hope’s Cafe Theme in July: The world’s oldest faith? Is Zoroastrianism – this is the oldest, continuing, faith system on Earth. Come and listen to Mr. Khodadad Mikhchi and Facilitator Ben Heywood. Come and share thoughts, questions and reflections about one of the oldest faiths in the world!