The Faith Communities Council of Victoria will present the online event, Faith Communities in Pandemic Times, online, on Sunday 15 November 2020, from 2pm to 3:30pm. This is a Q & A forum with Professor John Catford, who is currently a specialist health adviser to the Victorian Government.
The Jewish Museum of Australia and Monash University Publishing will launch the book Dunera Lives: Profiles online at 7:30pm on Thursday 3 September. The launch will be delivered by Prof. Glyn Davis, with MC Eliot Perlman.
The Faith Communities Council of Victoria and the Victorian Council of Churches invite you to: Light in the Darkness ~ Time Out for a Suffering World Date: Monday 31 August 2020 Time: 7pm Location: In your home On the eve of Spring, an invitation from the faith communities of Victoria to be a light in … Read more
Normal life has its markers in our minds and we follow the paths to work, exercise and play. Coronavirus has interrupted all that and burned away our life markers in the 21st Century. We should realise that whatever affects our neighbour in the Corona lockdown, affects us also. We will also need to answer the question “Quo Vadis?” when we recreate our paths in life after the coronavirus.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton, gives Eid-al-Adha greetings and advice on celebrations, with Arabic subtitles.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission launched a new website, accompanied by a refreshed organisational brand.
The Victorian Multicultural Commission unequivocally condemns racism and commits to taking a leadership role in addressing racism in Victoria. We unequivocally condemn all forms of racism, vilification or discrimination directed at someone because of their colour, ethnicity, faith or national origin.
Crime Stoppers Victoria have today released a two-episode podcast series focusing on international students and their feelings towards safety and crime here in Melbourne. Titled ‘A Home Away From Home’, the podcast explores several aspects to the international student experience, ranging from choosing Australia as a study destination, safety, reporting crime and racism following the outbreak of Covid-19.
The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) has warned against scapegoating the Muslim community for the rising number of coronavirus cases in Melbourne while backing calls from AFL star Bachar Houli for more people to get tested.
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 Christian community at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Gardiner, Melbourne, Australia.
Victoria Police is aware of recent media reporting and online community discussions suggesting that certain communities are to blame for the latest rise in confirmed coronavirus cases. We know this may cause many people to feel that they are being unfairly targeted. We want the community to know that we stand by you. If you … Read more
The Islamic Centre of Victoria has recently produced a Statement on Islamophobia. The statement explains Islamophobia, violent extremism and countering violent extremism. The statement has significant support from public leaders and the religious communities of Victoria. We provide a truncated summary of this document.
The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) is happy to offer for your enjoyment this first issue of the 2020 edition of Gesher, our annual journal. The launch of Gesher 2020 is given, along with a message from the patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC.
Please see below the latest directions from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) detailing the restrictions that apply to those living in these identified areas. Can you please forward this information throughout your various platforms, community contacts and networks who reside in these areas (locations detailed below), drawing particular attention to the restriction relating to Faith: Religious ceremonies and private worship can only occur online.
This advice updated 3 July 2020 – see below.
The Multifaith Advisory Group – a ministerial advisory – issues a statement of support to Victorians from the faith communities of Victoria.
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria will present the Yom Hashoah – Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust observance at the Robert Blackwood Hall, Clayton Campus on the evening of April 20th, 2020.
When was the last time you visited your local mosque? Well, a mosque is not just a prayer space for Muslims; it’s also a community space. The “ICV’s Victorian Mosque Open Day 2020” is the perfect opportunity to discover or reacquaint yourself with Victoria’s Muslim Community on Sunday 15 March from 10am-4pm at 30 different community locations.