The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) invites you to: JCMA Friendship Walk in Ballarat 2016 commencing from the Islamic Society of Ballarat on Sunday 20 November 2016
The deputy director of the UK’s Council of Christians and Jews has joined the Queen and Prince Philip for an exclusive lunch at Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko was one of just eight guests from all walks of life selected by the Royals to join the special event, where she gifted Her Majesty with artwork by Vetta Alexis. It depicts the traditional Jewish prayer recited on meeting a member of the Royal Family.
On 25 October, the Vatican Congregation for the Faith gave an instruction on Cremation. The instruction, Ad resurgendum cum Christo emphasises that ashes should be put in a sacred place, not transformed into jewellery or other commemorative memorabilia.
Father Jacques Mourad was prior of the Mar Elian monastery, a pilgrimage centre near the city of al-Qaryatayn that was briefly occupied by ISIS, which destroyed the monastery and kidnapped the monk in November 2015. He was held for five months, before he managed to escape. Now based in Europe, he spoke Oct. 17, 2016, with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church about the situation in Syria.
Professor Gillian Triggs will launch Dr Susan Ennis’ new book: Religion, Spirituality, and the Refugee Experience in Melbourne, Australia, 1990s-2010 (Palgrave Macmillian, UK. 2016).
TThe Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch gathering for October will be held on Sunday 9 October 2016 from 3.00-4.30pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. It is entitled ‘Promoting Equality and Respect: an interfaith collaboration on preventing family violence‘. An introductory presentation to the project will be given by Jill Shanti, who was a member of the Interfaith Working Group of the resource produced by the Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network.
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission would like to invite you to a public lecture, “Nothing substantively new“? … The latest Vatican document “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable” and the Future of Jewish-Catholic relations at East Melbourne on 30 October.
PathWays for Diversity Education works for educational purposes in order to promote mutual respect and social cohesion across the diversity of belief in Australian society, including both faith and freethought worldviews. This educational work is carried out in two main settings, first in the training of young adult presenters, second among senior high school students, usually Year 10. Pathways invites you to their first Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker Helen Kapalos, new chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
National Mosque Open Day is an annual Australia-wide event organised by the Lebanese Muslim Association and proudly supported by the Department of Social Services. The event features a number of mosques across the nation simultaneously opening their doors to the public and inviting them to come in and explore their local mosque.
The Australian public is invited to provide their views on the development of a new visa for parents of Australians. The Australian Government is seeking community input to help shape the development of the visa. More >> A discussion paper about developing the new visa titled Introducing a temporary visa for parents: Discussion paper (September … Read more
There has been much conversation, interaction and discussion in multifaith and interfaith circles along with formal responses to an Essential Opinion poll about Muslim immigration. Professor Andrew Markus of the Monash – Scanlon Index of Social Cohesion examines the poll, the various methods of polling, and what results certain types of polling deliver. Due his nation-building work on social cohesion, we reproduce (with permission) this examination of this poll by Prof. Andrew Markus.
The ICV hosted its first Eid Breakfast on Monday 19th September 2016 with Keynote Speaker Fr Rod Bower, from the Gosford Anglican Church. Fr Bower is internationally recognised for his interfaith dialogue. Guests also heard speeches from ICV President Bayram Aktepe, ICV Imam Sheikh Abdinur Weli and MC’ed by Br Junaid Cheema.
For the second month in a row, Pope Francis will visit Assisi, the Italian town famously associated with his namesake St. Francis. This time, the pontiff will take part in a gathering of leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds organized by the Community of San’t Egidio, Assisi, Italy.
On the morning of 21st September, the Melbourne community and it’s leaders will come together to wake up for peace and proactively support the UN International Day of Peace, along with millions around the world.
You are invited to join this event and create silent, powerful intentions of peace and goodwill – on one day, for one purpose – and as one community at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 7.45-8.30am.
On Thursday, Pope Francis received in audience the participants in a Symposium promoted by the Organization of American States and the Institute of Inter-Religious dialogue of Buenos Aires on the theme: “America in Dialogue: Our Common Home” (Augustinianum, Rome, September 7-8).
Pope Francis today received in audience some 250 participants in the congress of Benedictine abbots and abbesses gathered in Rome to reflect on the monastic charism received from St. Benedict and their faithfulness to it in a changing world.
United Religions Initiative, in collaboration with Bendigo Interfaith Council, Bendigo TAFE and Cultural Infusion will deliver a Public Forum on War, Faith and Peace at the Bendigo College of TAFE on Friday, August 26. The Forum will be followed by free conflict resolution training for young people (open for those aged 18-30).
A Special Session of the RfP International Standing Commission on Disarmament and Security at the United Nations University on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).