Canberra: Post Christchurch: Hate speech & Political Discourse, What Lies Ahead?

ANU LogoBluestar Intercultural and the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies will host Post Christchurch: Hate speech & Political Discourse, What Lies Ahead? at the Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU, Canberra, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 7 PM.

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Canberra: Faithful speak out at People’s Climate Assembly after bushfires

Interfaith Mourning Ritual at Parliament House

Buddhists, Anglicans, Catholics, Muslims, Quakers and people of other faiths joined thousands of concerned Australians in Canberra during the first sitting week of Parliament to stand up for meaningful action on climate change.

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ACT: A Chorus of Women – The People’s Passion

A Chorus of women logoA Chorus of Women marked the centenary of the WWI Armistice with a sell-out, standing-ovation performance of The People’s Passion at the Chapel of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. Our big choral drama moved singers and audience alike, sparking much reflection about the contribution music and great wise stories could make to Peace on Earth now. The People’s Passion will be repeated between Friday 28 June 2019 7:30 PM and Sunday 30 June 2019 5:00 PM at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, ACT.

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Parliament House Canberra: The Human Face of Climate Change

Diverse faith and community leaders, climate scientists and doctors joined forces in the heart of Parliament House to provide an urgent climate briefing to politicians.

The Human Face of Climate Change’ event, organised by the Multifaith Association of SA and co-sponsored by the nonpartisan Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism and Religions for Peace Australia, was held on the last sitting day before global UN climate talks begin today at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.

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2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week – Parliament House, Canberra

The co-convenors of the Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism, the Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou and the Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent commemorated the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week with a guest speaker in partnership with the Canberra Interfaith Forum and Religions for Peace Australia in Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Rabbi Shmueli Feldman of Chabad ACT delivered the keynote address.

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ACT: Chaplains to be banned in ACT public schools, those left forced to teach non-religious roles

Chaplains will be banned from Canberra’s public schools from the end of the year in a move that goes beyond federal Labor policy to allow a choice of religious or secular workers. The School Chaplaincy community has slammed the decision, saying it is “removing choice from parents”, and it is “ludicrous” to keep current chaplains on in non-secular roles.

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ACT: Writing in the sky says time to act on climate change is NOW

There was skywriting in Canberra, yesterday. It has now been confirmed that the message it was trying to deliver was an indication not to ignore the writing on the wall – or in this case, the sky. It has been confirmed that NOW is the time to act on Climate Change.

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Canberra – The Human Face of Climate Change

The Multifaith Association of South Australia has organised a timely Climate Briefing, entitled: “The Human Face of Climate Change – the real costs of inaction”.This unique faith-led event is co-sponsored by the Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism and Religions for Peace Australia, and will be held inside the Australian Parliament House for all parliamentarians.

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Australia: Nobel Peace Ride


In September 2018, The Nobel Peace Ride will journey from Melbourne to Canberra by bicycle, touring ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and raising awareness of the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Beginning on September 2 in Melbourne, the birthplace of ICAN, we will arrive in Canberra on September 20, marking one year since the nuclear ban treaty opened for signature and demanding our Government join this landmark accord as a matter of urgency.

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