CELEBRATING THE 2013 WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK

CELEBRATING THE 2013 WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK

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World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event in the first week of February each year. For the 2013 celebration in Parliament House, Melbourne, Religions for Peace Australia was one of the sponsors.

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ASEAN InterReligious Network Formed

Formation of Asean Interreligious Network in Bangkok

More than 200 religious leaders, representatives of interreligious councils and peace scholars from the Association of South Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states convened in Bangkok and Pattani, Thailand on 17-19 September 2012, to address the role of religion and interreligious cooperation in resolving conflicts and building peace in the ASEAN region.

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Religions for Peace Myanmar Launched

Launch of Religions for Peace Myanmar

13 September 2012, Yangon, Myanmar: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim communties in Myanmar together launched the Religions for Peace Myanmar as the country’s first full-fledged representative and action-oriented interreligious body for reconciliation, peace and development. Approximately 100 religious, diplomatic, political and civil society leaders in Myanmar and Religions for Peace International leaders joined the inauguration.

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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

Sikh Turbans

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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