Western Australia: 2021 Abraham Day: Hope and faith of Abraham, a lesson for all

Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don SproxtonThe opportunity to connect, celebrate and learn from the three Abrahamic faiths, brought a host of audience to the annual Abraham Day event, held at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle on Tuesday, 26 October.

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Rabbi recites Jewish prayer as he is sworn in to Western Australia’s Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Western Australia Rabbi Marcus Solomon, an experienced commercial litigator and arbitrator, on Wednesday was sworn in to the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He chose to conclude the ceremony “with an old Jewish custom” — saying the Shehechyanu Jewish prayer, which is typically recited to celebrate new experiences.

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Christmas Island Youth Summit

Christmas Island Youth Summit

On Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November, Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of Western Australia – MYAN WA, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia and 3 amazing Shout Out speakers headed off to Christmas Island to run the Christmas Island Youth Summit!

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Perth: Muslim Film Festival 2020

Muslim Film Festival 2020Muslim Film Festival 2020 aims to promote inclusion, tolerance, and friendship and introduce Muslim society’s culture and stories to a wider audience. Our program will reflect the diversity and opportunities within Muslim communities in the West and all over the world, through fiction and documentary films, short and long, and our goal is to show films that the audience would otherwise have not seen, and leave a lasting impact. The launch will take place at the State Library of WA, Saturday 5 September 2020 1:00 PM and Saturday 5 September 2020 3:15 PM – coronavirus restrictions permitting.

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Perth: Can Art Stop a Bullet?

Can Art Stop a BulletThroughout his life, William Kelly has suspected that art has a profound ability to break through the vicious rage, that narrows minds, to create calming insights. Through the voices of some of the world’s most socially engaged artists and thinkers, “Can Art Stop a Bullet” explores these questions in the search for an alternative path for humanity. His film, Can Art Stop a Bullet will screen in Perth at the Palace Cinema, Raine Square, Perth on Wednesday 25th March at 7pm.

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Western Australia: 9th International conference Buddhism & Australia

9th International conference Buddhism & Australia
The International Conference for Buddhism & Australia invites submissions for the 9th International conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 6-8 February 2020 in Perth, Western Australia.

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Western Australia: Fully Sikh!

Fully Sikh Flyer

Fully Sikh is a new Australian work by one of Australia’s most talented and celebrated spoken word artists. Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s culture and politics have informed her poetry for years. She made headlines around the globe when she performed a rousing poem confronting racism on Australia’s Got Talent and went on to tour her poetry across Australia and overseas. Fully Sikh is Sukhjit’s story and marks her highly anticipated theatre debut.

Fully Sikh is a celebration of family and Sikh culture, with all of its complexity, told with Sukhjit’s lyrical style and flow. It is the story of growing up as a brown, hairy Sikh girl in the Perth suburbs and features a Punjabi meal cooked live on stage.

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Perth community pays tribute to Christchurch victims

There were emotional scenes as crowds gathered at mosques across Perth this afternoon to pay their respects to the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch massacre on March 15. About 1000 people joined in prayers at services held at the Perth Mosque. Others also gathered at the Thornlie Mosque and Masjid Ibrahim in Southern River.

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Bronze baby Buddha found off WA’s north coast could be Ming treasure

Two West Australian men, while exploring the state’s north coast with a metal detector, have discovered a bronze Buddha figurine that could date back to the early Ming Dynasty.

If authenticated, the infant Buddha will be of high value and potentially historically significant if its arrival on the coast could be shown to predate the first European visits to Australia’s western coast.

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WA’s deputy police commissioner praises Muslim leaders for unity

Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Brown says he does not need to call for more action from WA’s Muslim leaders because he knows how hard they are working to keep the community safe. Mr Brown joined imams from across Perth this week to call for unity in the fight against terrorism and to reveal the depth of the working relationship between WA Police and the Muslim community.

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