2022 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture

World Interfaith Harmony Week Logo - smallProfessor Douglas Ezzy of University of Tasmania will deliver the 2022 World Interfaith Harmony Week lecture on Tuesday 1 February 2022, on the topic of Religious freedom, discrimination, and living well together. This will an online event, hosted by Religions for Peace Australia Victoria Branch, Tasmania Branch and the Multifaith Association of South Australia.

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Adelaide: International Day of Peace

St Peters CathedralInternational Day of Peace is a program commemorating the 2021 International Day of Peace: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world. This will feature Dr Lynn Arnold AO as Keynote Speaker, and Guest Speakers Ms Nadia Rahim and Ms Gillian Aldridge OAM. This event will be held at St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

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South Australia: Why Faith?

Women’s Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of AustraliaThe Women’s Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia conducted an interfaith webinar, “Why Faith?” on 24th of July 2021. Vice chair of Religions for Peace Australia and President of the Multifaith Association of South Australia – Ms Philippa Rowland – participated in this event. Her contribution includes the interconnectedness of all things, the care of the Earth and the need to help guide our global family in the right direction.

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Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster loses bid for legal recognition as incorporated entity

 Church of the Flying Spaghetti MonsterThe Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will remain in the realms of satire, after an attempt to have its Australian wing formally recognised was rejected by a South Australian legal authority on the grounds that the purported religion is nothing more than a “hoax”.

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South Australia: Celebrating with Refugees

balloonRefugee Week commences on Sunday 20 June, which is World Refugee Day. Celebrate and reflect on the art of welcome & belonging (while raising funds in support for Circle of Friends Pilgrim) and hear more about the work of Circle of Friends and Justice for Refugees. The celebration is at Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide on evening of 22 June.

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South Australia: The festival of Ridvan

tralian Bahai CommunityThe period 20 April – 1 May is observed by the Bahai Community as the Festival of Ridvan. This is the Baha’i commemoration of the twelve-day period that Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i faith, spent in the Garden of Ridvan in the last days of his exile in Baghdad, and publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. The first, ninth and twelfth days are celebrated as holy days. The Prime Minister has sent one message to the Baha’i community in Australia.

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Sacred People Sacred Earth – Adelaide Sounds the Alarm on Climate Emergency

Sacred People Sacred Earth - Adelaide

On 11th March at 11.00am religions and faiths all over the world will protest the shocking inaction on climate change by our governments, organised by Greenfaith International and the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change in Australia. In Adelaide, there will be an assembly on the steps of Parliament House, North Terrace, at 11 AM.

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