NSW police say analysis shows pro-Palestine chant in viral Sydney Opera House video was ‘where’s the Jews?’

NSW police say analysis shows pro-Palestine chant in viral Sydney Opera House video was ‘where’s the Jews?’

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?’

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NSW Faith Affairs Council Meets

Parliament House, SydneyThe 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.

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NSW: Buddhist Studies Lecture Series, October 2023

Taj Mughal Stūpa, GilgitAssociate 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.

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Parramatta Bishop’s pastoral letter on the National Referendum on the Voice to Parliament

Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM ConvIn 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”.

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Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the Voice to Parliament

Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the Voice to Parliament


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.

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Buddhist Council of NSW: Voice to Parliament Workshop

Buddhist Council of NSWThe 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.

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NSW: International Day of Peace Interfaith Prayer Service

NSW:  International Day of Peace Interfaith Prayer Service

 

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).

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NSW: New religious vilification protections a step forward for faith in NSW

Religious vilification ban

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.

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