21 Visions of Peace

21 Visions of Peace

Choose to be Calm invites you to join for a 21-day ‘Tour de Peace’ – a daily 10 minute meditation based on a return to peace for the self and a dedication of peace.

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The 2011 Census, ethnicity and religion in Australia

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Radio National has been keeping an eye on the 2011 Census and the information derived from this about the faith (and no faith) composition of Australia. Here, Prof. Des Cahill is interviewed about what the Census indicates about belief and practice in Australia.

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Senior Religious Leaders in Myanmar reject Violence

Senior Religious Leaders in Myanmar reject Violence

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(Yangon, Myanmar)  Senior Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Hindu leaders in Myanmar, collaborating as members of the working committee for Religions for Peace Myanmar, issued a multi-religious statement on June 18, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar, to address the escalating violence.

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Statement on Sikh Temple Shooting

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Religions for Peace condemns the morally reprehensible attack by a lone gunman on the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA, in which a number of innocent people were killed and wounded on 5 August.

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Regional and Rural Migration in and for the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Regional and Rural Migration in and for the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Bonegilla Migrant Camp, 1954

Migration to rural Australia places many challenges in a rapidly transforming nation. Meeting these challenges has substantial gains for both Australians and those who migrate to rural areas, writes Prof. Des Cahill.

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Confusions about Multiculturalism

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Recent publications in the Australian media suggest, Australian multiculturalism, seen as a strategy of managing cultural diversity and a social policy – has been often misunderstood and confused with ethno-cultural pluralism and assimilationist melting pot.

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Australia’s Religious Profile from the 2011 Census

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The 2011 Census revealed changes are occurring in the religious profile of Australia. We can say the overall trend is very clear: a more secular humanist, less Christian and more multifaith Australia, writes Des Cahill, Chair of Religions for Peace Australia.

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Report on ACRP Executive Meeting, Korea

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace

The Executive Meeting of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), held at the Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel and Hanwha Resort in Jeonnam, Republic of Korea, June 11-15, 2012.

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Religious Leaders in Myanmar Reject Violence

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Senior Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Hindu leaders in Myanmar, collaborating as members of the working committee for Religions for Peace Myanmar, issued a multi-religious statement on June 18, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar, to address recent escalating violence.

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Instanbul Declaration on Tolerance

European Council of Religious Leaders

The European Council of Religious Leaders have delivered a declaration on Tolerance which gives a wide array of values and behaviours which show tolerance in action.

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Religion in the University Curriculum

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Where would you expect to find religion as part of a university education? Andrew West of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics Report explored this question with speakers at the recent Religion in the University Conference.

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