Faith Communities in Pandemic Times

Faith Communities in Pandemic TimesThe 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.

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Book Launch: Dunera Lives: Profiles

Jewish Museum of Australia logoThe 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.

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Light in the Darkness ~ Time Out for a Suffering World

Light in the Darkness ~ Time Out for a Suffering World

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

Quo Vadis? Whither goest thou (after Coronavirus)?

Quo VadisNormal 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.

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Crimestoppers Podcast – International Students Experience

Crime Stoppers LogoCrime 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.

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Lockdown: St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Gardiner, Melbourne

St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Gardiner, MelbourneIn 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.

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Statement from Victoria Police

Victoria Police

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

Victoria: Statement on Islamophobia

Islamic Council of VictoriaThe 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.

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Victoria: Lockdown Suburbs and Religious Events

Victoria - State GovernmentPlease 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
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Victorian Open Mosque Day 2020

Victorian Open Mosque Day 2020When 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.

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