South Australia: May 2020

Multifaith Association of South Australia

The Multifaith Association of South Australia lists interfaith events, climate events and faith festivals happening both locally in South Australia, and nationally, with internet participation – for the month of May, 2020.

9.30am Fri 15 May:  Join the ARRCC multi faith service for the climate

Join an online service organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change this Friday at 9.30am (ACST) in three ways:

1.     via Zoom (click here Zoom )

2.     watch it live on the ARRCC Facebook page

3.     watch it live on the ARRCC YouTube channel.


3.30-7.30pm Fri 15 May: Online Global Student Strike

Support our young people This is the main event hosted by the school students themselves. All Welcome 

Please do sign up here: 

Social media To show that people of faith care about the climate, please ask if your faith community is willing to share photos on Facebook or Twitter @climatestrike @strikeclimate on Friday & subsequent #BuildaBetterFuturecommunity events ARRCC would appreciate it if as many people as possible help with this – Step One in the ARRCC organising guide has info about posting.

Sat 16 to Sun 24 May Laudato Si’ Week

During celebrations to mark the 5-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical Laudato Si’, all people of good will and all faiths are called to care for the Earth and the poor and vulnerable. See Australian events here: 

See Global links here:

To quote Pope Francis from Laudato Si’:

“…Along with the importance of little everyday gestures, social love moves us to devise larger strategies to halt environmental degradation and to encourage a “culture of care” which permeates all of society. When we feel that God is calling us to intervene with others in these social dynamics, we should realize that this too is part of our spirituality, which is an exercise of charity and, as such, matures and sanctifies us.” (#231)

7.40pm Sun 24 May:  ABC TV Channel 2

– Documentary about the Maralinga Lands (a new documentary)

Part of the story

The Maralinga Tjarutja Lands Council now owns the land and carries out day-to-day management of the former test site. It will soon be consulting the Australian Government about its continued commitments to the site, including ongoing radiation monitoring and archival records management.

Monday 25 May: Installation Mass for Adelaide’s new Catholic Archbishop Patrick O’Regan 

The ninth Archbishop of Adelaide will be installed during a special Mass held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on a day known in the Catholic year as ‘the solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians’. The service will be live-streamed on and replayed on Channel44 at 5.30pm

Sunday 24: May Eid al Fitr

The end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is traditionally marked by a superb Eid Festival open to all and held in the Adelaide Parklands– Sadly, out of responsibility and care for the SA community during this pandemic, all public celebrations are cancelled. Our thoughts are with all Muslim brothers and sisters. Online at the Islamic Information Centre of SA ; Australia’s oldest Adelaide City mosqueand SA Ahmadiyya Community & Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association

Please Don’t Miss Watching Online these very moving 2020 Interfaith Events in Adelaide:

Fri 24 April Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Healing the Earth: 

Kaurna Elder Frank Wanganeen & 9 pairs of faith representatives celebrated 50 years of Earth Day in a beautiful healing ceremony following social distancing rules on Karriwirra Parri  (Torrens) riverbank. Channel44 youtube  and on MultifaithSA Facebook:

Sunday 26 Jan: Interfaith Prayers for Bushfire Recovery and Resilience

Religious and community leaders from twelve faith traditions came together to share prayers for healing following this Black Summer’s terrible fires, kindly hosted by the Very Rev Frank Nelson, Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide Filmed on i-phone & shared here

Multifaith Prayer in South Australia
Multifaith Prayer in South Australia

Philippa Rowland, President, Multifaith Association of South Australia – Let’s start Living the Change !
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