Australia’s political and religious leaders have broken bread inside Parliament House for the seventh Australian Catholic University Interfaith Parliamentary Breakfast. ACU’s Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast celebrates the diverse contribution faith communities have made on Australia’s national fabric. It has become a popular forum for interfaith dialogue and fosters positive engagement between the country’s political and religious leaders.
There will be a show of public prayer support for the UN Conference COP28 on the lawns of Parliament House Canberra on Sunday 26 November and Monday 27 November 2023. The aim of public multi-faith prayer is to show the need for effective responses is a mainstream faith issue. As given in Laudate Deum, Pope Francis will attend COP28 for days 2 to 4.
Elder abuse is a serious issue that affects many older Australians, causing harm and distress within relationships built on trust. Join us for a thought-provoking webinar led by Dr. John Gilchrist, where we will delve into the legal position and redress for victims, with a special focus on financial abuse and neglect. We are also honoured to have Prof. Elizabeth Mackinlay shedding light on the spiritual and psychological aspects of abusive behaviour. This is an online event.
Drawing from her extensive experience of using technology in her role as a Spiritual Wellbeing Coordinator, Beaté Steller will share insights from her book, Tech-connect – Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care (2017), where she developed a spiritual care program using technology to connect a resident unable to attend her grandson’s wedding. This webinar is part of a series of continuing education sessions planned for 2023 by the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS) in conjunction with the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture 2023 Spiritus Short Film Prize aims to contribute to a vision of hope and the common good for Australia. Entries close: 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) 31 August 2023.
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and Bluestar Institute are presenting an evening of interfaith dialogue, hosted by renowned political journalist, Paul Bongiorno. Our four faith speakers – Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu – will come together to discuss the topic of faith and democracy. This event will present on 12 Jul 2023 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, ACT.
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture will host Prof. Wayne Hudson’s presentation on New Religious Thought on 27 Jun 2023 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm t the Chambers Pavilion, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, ACT.
Vice-Chair of Religions for Peace Australia and Chair of Canberra Interfaith Forum, Dean Sahu Khan has been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours 2023.
Wat Dhammadaro in Lyneham, ACT, was originally established in 1993, but a major expansion has been underway for the past 13 years. Project manager Tip Muangsaen has recently submitted the final inspection request to the ACT Government, with hopes the temple will open its doors later this year.
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture is presenting four public Interfaith Dialogues, hosted by Profs Anthony Maher and Stan Grant. The discussions will include a panel of six faith leaders from different religions. Each panellist will briefly engage with introductory remarks addressing the above questions followed by a Q & A hosted by Stan Grant between the panel and the audience.
Each time a new parliamentary sitting commences, one of the churches of Canberra hosts a service of worship, to which come the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, their parliamentary colleagues, and others connected with the workings of the Parliament. This year, at the start of the parliamentary year, the preacher was the Rev. Dr Sarah Bachelard, who is the Director of the Benedictus Community, which meets in Canberra and online.