The echo of the Holocaust

Billbord showing Hamas abucteesIsrael after the attacks of 7 October. Many Israelis feel reminded of the Holocaust by the events of 7 October 2023. Others reject such comparisons. The government’s stance is ambivalent. A report from Tel Aviv. Religions for Peace Australia provides this article as a balanced and sensible report that is reflective of the debates within the Jewish state and Diaspora. Religions for Peace Australia maintains a neutral stance that seeks an enduring peace for all.

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Tasmania May 2024

Tasmania LogoGreetings of peace! The most beautiful gift we can give one another is the gift of peaceful thoughts, words and actions, especially at a time when peaceful interactions may not be the norm. Peaceful interactions build social cohesion, creating the glue that holds our communities together.

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Sacred Ecology: An Interfaith Perspective

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Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Archbishop of Constantinople and the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, is in Lisbon this week for a conference on interreligious dialogue.

On Wednesday morning, he delivered a stirring speech to the KAICIID interfaith forum on the “spiritual obligation” to fight against climate change.

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Grow in your Sense of Place + Listen to Wisdom from Elders

Faith Ecology Network logoFaith Ecology Network is an Australian hub for strengthening an interfaith dialgue between science and religion. Faith Ecology Network is an interfaith network of people from various traditions including: Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Ba’hai’, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, Brahma Kumari traditions united in growing our care for biodiversity. A hybrid event on ways to care for biodiversity will be delivered on Sunday, 2 June 2024 at Blacktown NSW and online.

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Victoria: Peace Kitchen at Asian Heritage Week

Victoria: Peace Kitchen at Asian Heritage Week

Join Peace Kitchen for a facilitated dinner at Yum Sing House where we will dive deep into how it feels being a migrant in Australia. This Peace Kitchen event will be on Wednesday 5 June, from 6:30pm. Come by yourself or with friends/family/colleagues for good food and meaningful conversations about identity, cultural heritage, and navigating feelings of imposter syndrome.

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A Sociological view of the family in Abrahamic Faiths

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The family is the nucleus of society. The education of an individual, and especially of a woman, brings about the building of a healthy family institution, which constitutes the ideal society. But is there an ideal society? According to religion yes. In addition, this is already being proven by scientific studies, which have recently shown that families that are bred by faith have a minimal level of family problems and especially family conflict, parent-child relations, relationship between sister and brothers, or less clash of generations.

From the day man begins to exist, as a still small being, it constantly develops as a burden on the shoulders of parents. In this regard, it is quite impossible to determine and assess the depth of the parent’s compassion towards the child, the limit of the concerns they lift.

Thus, the excellence of a nation and society begins with the family, the family nest raised by the spouses. Started from this, education should start from the family. Unless the family is raised on educational principles, neither can the society be thought to be polite.

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Religions for Peace Australia 2024 Annual General Meeting

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Religions for Peace Australia will conduct the 2024 Annual General Meeting in Canberra on Wednesday 12 June 2024. The Guest Speaker is Ms Anthea Hancocks of the Scanlon Foundation. The Scanlon Foundation partners with Monash University to deliver the annual Social Cohesion survey results. Ms Anthea Hancocks will give an address on Social Cohesion and Faith Communities.

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Nurturing Critical Parenting Skills in Religious Instruction: Safeguarding Our Youths’ and Children’s Future

Dr. Adis DuderijaDr Adis Duderija of Griffith University, writing in New Age Islam tells that while religion can provide a moral compass and a sense of purpose, it can also be misused to promote harmful ideologies and perpetuate dogma. there are many cases of youth becoming radicalised and carrying out acts of terrorism in the name of religion.

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Harmony in the Home

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Religions for Peace Australia has a mission statement. In that statement is the task to work through its networks for the well-being of vulnerable groups, including women and young people, and the well-being of the environment. In light of the current environment that is against the peace and well-being of women, Religions for Peace Australia gives one address toward the needs of our nation, this day, this age. We begin with Gandhi:

Where there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character;
Where there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home;
Where there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation;
Where there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. (M.K. Gandhi)

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