An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including a card signed by Adolf Hitler and a banner, has led to renewed calls for Western Australia to ban the public display of the swastika.
Perth religious leaders take public stance against new coal and gas projects
A multi-faith church service was held in Perth is part of a wider call across Australia for an end to new coal and gas projects.
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change group has organised the event.
About 100 religious leaders have urged Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to make a stronger commitment to climate change at the upcoming United Nations conference in November
WA: Premier McGowan’s misstep about militant anti-vaccination extremists and “Islamic fundamentalism”
Recent remarks made by Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan illustrate the importance of not using vulnerable communities as “exhibits” or to single them out when addressing political or social problems that have nothing to do with them.
Western Australia: 2021 Abraham Day: Hope and faith of Abraham, a lesson for all
The 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.
Rabbi recites Jewish prayer as he is sworn in to Western Australia’s Supreme Court
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.
PERTH: Sound the Alarm for the Climate
The West Australian Chapter of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change will sound the alarm for the climate and ring the bells at the Wesley Uniting Church in the City at 11:00 Am on Thursday 11 March 2021.
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!
Perth: Muslim Film Festival 2020
Muslim 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.
Perth: Free Yoga every Thursday
Consulate General of India in Perth in Association with Indian Society of Western Australia is organising free Yoga every Thursday at the Government House. Times are Thursday 4PM – 5PM at Government House, Perth.
Mercy Sister calls for release of Sri Lankan refugee
A Mercy Sister has launched a petition urging Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to release into the community a Sri Lankan refugee who has spent 11 years in detention.
Perth: Can Art Stop a Bullet?
Throughout 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.
Western 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.
Western Australia: Fully Sikh!
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.
Western Australia: Interfaith Prayer for Parliamentarians
Perth Bishop Don Sproxton has issued an invitation for people to participate in an interfaith prayer service in response to the euthanasia legislation being debated by the West Australian Parliament.
Social experiment exposes fear and racism in Perth man’s community
Amit Khaira is a teacher and Christian chaplain of Hindu background who normally gets around largely unnoticed in a t-shirt and jeans.
But in January 2018 he decided to begin a year-long social experiment in which he grew a beard, shaved his head and wore a kurta.
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.
Western Australia – Religious communities stand in solidarity after New Zealand terror attack
Religious leaders and people of varying faiths have united at a Perth church to condemn the terror attack in New Zealand on Friday in a show of solidarity with the families of those killed and injured.
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.