Harmony in the Workplace

Fecca Logo

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) has released a new series of factsheets, d aimed at encouraging greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in Australian workplaces

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ACRP Malang Meeting

Asian Conference Religions for Peace

The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace met at the Muhammadiyah University in Malang in East Java on 7th – 10th June, 2013. The Malang Statement is the fruit of this meeting.

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Melbourne: Festival of Tibet

Festival of Tibet, Melbourne

The Tibetan Community of Victoria is holding their inaugural Festival of Tibet on the weekend of Saturday July 6th and Sunday 7th at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

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Asian Conference Meeting

Asian Conference Religions for Peace

Prf. Des Cahill provides an account of the meeting of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace held at the Muhammadiyah University at Malang in East Java, Indonesia on 7th – 10th, June, 2013. Fifteen nations were represented at the meeting.

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Integrating Human Rights Standards


A report from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) calls for integrating human rights standards in post-2015 goals, saying discussion of the post-2015 development agenda is an “unmissable opportunity” to address lack of accountability and unfulfilled development commitments regarding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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McDonalds, KFC, fast-food Hallal

McDonalds, Sydney

HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald’s restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia’s growing Muslim population.

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Freedom of Expression v. Respect for the Sacred

Lecture Theatre, JCU

In a time of globalization and the new social media, there are many challenges to the freedom of expression, including when and particularly when the sacred is involved. This conference, held at the John Carroll University in Cleveland, was designed to foster dialogue and create understanding on an important issue in today’s world.

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Syria establishes Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace Meeting Syria

A wide range of Syrian religious leaders convened in Istanbul to advance multi-religious cooperation for peace in Syria during a meeting, Syria for all Syrians. They committed themselves to the establishment of a Syrian Religions for Peace Council (RfP—Syria).

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Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary Ki Moon Meet

UN Ban Moon with Pope Francis

Vatican City – Recognizing the important role each other plays on the global stage, Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Tuesday at the Vatican, discussing common efforts to promote peace and protect human dignity.

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Australia’s Religious Communities

Christian Research Australia has produced a record called Australia’s Religious Communities: Facts and Figures which examines the recent census and provides statistical information on 90 religious groups in Australia.

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The Golden Rule Poster


The Golden Rule Poster is now being distributed in an Australian version, which includes Aboriginal Spirituality among the 13 religions on the poster.

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Measuring Happiness and Well-Being


The UN Secretary-General has released a note on “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development”. This report gathers the views of Member States and international organizations on the identification of indicators for the “pursuit of happiness and well-being.”

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