The NSW Branch of Religions for Peace will next meet on Monday 11 March at the Vedanta Hall, Croydon from 10-12:00 concluding with lunch. Theme of the meeting will be Steps Towards Harmony.
Independent expert says with ‘overwhelming certainty’ the phrase was not ‘gas the Jews’, as was widely reported around the world. NSW police say analysis shows pro-Palestine chant in viral Sydney Opera House video was ‘where’s the Jews?’
The NSW Government has confirmed the first 19 members of the NSW Faith Affairs Council. The Council has been established as a consultative mechanism to provide advice on priorities and emerging trends, the impacts of government policy on faith communities, and enhancing community harmony, security and well-being. The first act of the Council was to pass an historic ‘Interfaith Resolution’ to help NSW faith communities navigate through the current difficult times.
The NSW Branch of Religions for Peace met on 6 November at the Vedanta Hall, Croydon. Discussion included the Diwali festival, the Church and the Referendum, and the problem of evil and suffering.
The NSW Branch of Religions for Peace will conduct its next meeting in the Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, on Monday 6 November from 10:00am. The topic for the meeting will be The Problem of Evil and Suffering.
Associate Professor Jason Neelis from Wilfrid Laurier University is the holder of the 2023 University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies. As part of this Professorship, he will deliver a lecture series on following Thursdays during October in the John Woolley Building at the University of Sydney.
In his letter to the Catholics of the Parramatta Diocese, Bishop Long says the referendum “will be a critical moment in the life of our nation. It will have implications for what kind of society we want ourselves to be”. Bishop Long said, “Enabling our First Nations People to have a say on the issues that affect them is a matter of the heart, common sense and justice”.
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry – ECAJ, the peak national representative body of the Australian Jewish community, is delighted to invite you to an enlightening presentation and Q&A virtual session with Noel Pearson, as we delve into the significant topic of The Voice referendum in Australia on the evening of Wednesday 6 September 2023.
The Buddhist Council of NSW will conduct a workshop to learn more about the referendum that is being held later this year and to help develop a Buddhist response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The workshop will be on Saturday 2 September 2023 at the Wentworth Point Community Centre and Library.
The Life of Pawo Tsuglak Threngwa will be the topic of the next seminar of the Australian Association of Buddhist Studies at the University of Sydney on 6:00-7:30pm (AEST) on Thursday 24 August. This will be a hybrid session.
To celebrate this day, you are cordially invited to join an Interfaith Prayer Service on Wednesday, 21 September 2023, at 11 am at Knox Cultural Centre, Knox Grammar School, 2 Borambil Street, Wahroonga 2076 (a stone’s throw distance from Warrawee Train Station).
In a step forward for the protection of religious freedom in NSW, Parliament has passed a religious vilification amendment to the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act on 3 August making it an offence to “incite hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule” of a person or group of people on religious grounds.
Under the new law, which passed the NSW Legislative Assembly on 3 August, a punishable public act of vilification includes any form of communication to the public whether verbal or non-verbal.
People who do not have a religious belief or affiliation or do not engage in religious activity are also protected under the new law.