A Multi-faith Ceremony was held in Darwin on 26 Jan 2023 as part of the Australia Day celebrations organised by Multicultural Council of the Northern Terriotory and Australia Day Council NT.
Launch of Religions for Peace Northern Territory Branch
On October 19, Dr Edwin Joseph, the NT Convener of Religions for Peace Australia, it gives me immense pleasure to witness the official launch of the Northern Territory Chapter hosted by the NT Speaker Hon Mark Monaghan MLA: Member for Fong Lim at the Parliament House. Great to have representatives coming together from several faiths like Jew, Sikh, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Bahai, etc.
Darwin Muslims welcome traditional return of Ramadan after years of COVID restrictions
The holy month of Ramadan began last weekend across the world. During the month Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food and drink. The Darwin Mosque hosts around 400 Muslims every night.
First Islamic school in the NT opens its doors in Darwin
Darwin has opened its first Islamic school in the industrial suburb of Berrimah. The school has around 35 students at primary level, with plans to expand. There are three “sister schools” in Queensland. School leaders say they hope the school will attract more Muslims to Darwin.
Outback Muslims say they are ‘blessed’ to celebrate Eid al-Adha festivities during pandemic
Muslims across Australia haven’t been able to celebrate Eid Al Adha as usual this year, but festivities in Central Australia are in full swing. Eid al-Adha is one of the holy days in the Islamic calendar. Alice Springs’ Afghan Mosque is a safe space for the diverse, but relatively small Muslim community.
Darwin: Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebrations
The Australian School of Yoga and Meditation in Darwin will celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna (Janmastami) in Nightcliff on the evening of 15 August, 2020. Registration is necessary to comply with Covid-19 social distancing.
Eased coronavirus restrictions in the NT allow for first Ramadan prayers
Mohammad Waqas, the president of the NT’s Islamic Society, says being able to pray in public is a huge boost to morale in the community. On account of the relaxed lockdown restrictions in the Northern Territory, the Darwin Mosque opened its doors for Friday prayes and Taweed on 15 May 2020.
NT: PM attends Sri Lankan service in Darwin
When the local Sri Lankan Association heard Mr Morrison was flying in to Darwin on Tuesday for the election campaign, they invited him to a service at the Darwin International Buddhist Temple organised following the bombings.
Durga Puja celebrated in Darwin
On October 13, 2018, another cultural and religious initiative by the Indian community at Darwin. The occasion was the Durga Puja, first time celebrated at this magnanimous scale. The Puja & Durga society of Northern Territory was the organising body but a beautiful amalgam of all cultures and regions was witnessed at this beautifully managed event.
Forty years of Hinduism in Darwin celebrated
On 29 September 2018, the Hindu Society of the Northern Territory celebrated 40 years of Hinduism in Darwin with a book launch and cultural performances at Harmony Hall, Malak.
Darwin: Indigenous Spirituality and Justice
“We worship in different languages and cultures, yet all one in Christ. This is an immensely enriching experience,” said Dr Jude Long, principal of Nungalinya College, in Darwin (Northern Territory), Australia, as she explored spirituality with indigenous people from across the world this week. Long helped lead prayers and biblical reflections along with Australian indigenous staff and students at the college as part of a World Council of Churches (WCC) Indigenous Spirituality and Theology Consultation on 27-31 August.