Tasmania, Sept 2015

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The next gathering of Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch will be on Sunday 20 September 3.00-4.30pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave., Sandy Bay, when Religions for Peace and the UTAS Multifaith Chaplaincy will be holding a gathering entitled: Remembering Peace: a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace in the Anzac Centenary Year.


The September Religions for Peace Tas gathering will celebrate the UN International Day of Peace for 2015 on Sunday 20 September from 3.00-4.30pm. It is entitled: Remembering peace: Celebrating UN International day of Peace in the Anzac Centenary Year. The gathering will celebrate the courage, resilience and greatness of the human spirit, made evident by the peacebuilders and humanitarian activities occurring during the time of the Gallipoli campaign. Gallipoli was more multicultural and multifaith than we have been led to believe.

We will share stories and prayers for peace with representatives from Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and from other faith communities, including the Quaker, Christian, Bahaí, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Brahma Kumaris communities. We hope you can come and join us and also share this news among your communities.

Parliament of the World’s Religions 2015


2015 Parliament Speakers Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity Bring Global Wisdom and Practice to 3 Critical Issues:

  • Climate Change & Care for Creation,
  • Income Inequity & Wasteful Consumption,
  • and War, Violence & Hate Speech.

I will be attending the event, so if you are interested in knowing about any of the programs, please let me know.

You can find out more about the 2015 Parliament of Religions here

Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

islamic declaration on climate change

Islamic leaders have issued a clarion call to 1.6bn Muslims around the world to work towards phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a 100% renewable energy strategy. The grand mufti’s of Lebanon and Uganda endorsed the Islamic declaration on climate change, along with prominent Islamic scholars and teachers from 20 countries, at a symposium in Istanbul.

Their collective statement makes several detailed political demands likely to increase pressure on Gulf states ahead of the Paris climate summit in December. Here is a link to the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change.

Satsangs with Swami Paramananda

Free public lecture based on Shrimat Bhagawat Mahapuran Canto 3, Chapter 27 … Teachings of Lord Kapila to his Mother Devahuti

How to attain Liberation through the differentiation of Matter and Spirit is the topic covered in this episode. What is Matter? What is Spirit? What is their relationship? How do the two, with diametrically opposite qualities, exist together?

  • Where: UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay
  • When: Friday 4 September 6.30-8.00pm
  • Saturday 5 September 3.30-5.00pm
  • Sunday 6 September 3.30-5.00pm.
  • All are welcome.

Akhand Paath (Sikh Readings of Scriptures)

Satinder and the Sikh community announcing the continuous reading of the Sikh Holy Scriptures:

I am pleased to inform you that Paath Shri Akhand Sahib is to commence from 2 a.m. 4th September 2015 and its bhog will be on 6th September 2015 around 10.00 am, followed by Kirtan and Guru Ka Langar.

The Akhand paath is being held to celebrate the First Prakash Purab, (i. e on 1st Sept) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Enquiries to Gagandeep Singh ji 0452 455 707.

Soul Food


Soul Food Session at the Baha’i Centre

Soul Food – Sunday 6 September 3pm.

The theme for our next Soul Food is “The Light of Universal Peace.” This program is dedicated to International day of Peace and the music for this event will be Lindisfarne Riverside Arts Club Choir, so come along and bring your friends to this free community event.

We also promise you a nice afternoon tea with lots of hot food to warm the body. Hosted in the tranquil ambience of the Bahá’í Centre of Learning, (Behind A.B.C. building) 1 Tasman Highway, providing an opportunity to be inspired, uplifted and to celebrate our humanity and oneness in a spirit of friendship and unity. This pleasant meditative afternoon is a free Community inspired event Enquiries: 6234 7654 or call Val 0404080768


Brahma Kumaris: Awakening your Inner Wisdom

We would like to extend an invitation to special event entitled Awakening your Inner Wisdom at the Brahma Kumaris’ Meditation Centre, 51 Risdon Rd, New Town, with a very lovely and powerful yogi, Didi Sudesh on Tuesday 8th of September from 7pm-8.45pm. Didi has a wealth of experience from her research into meditation and is particularly adept at clarifying the inner workings of the mind. She is the European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, based in Germany. Please book to reserve your seat on 6278 3788 or hobart@au.brahmakumaris.org

Mental Health First Aid training

Gus wants to make you aware of some free Mental Health First Aid training, in case it interests you. The attached flyer contains details of an upcoming course in Launceston. Details of other courses in various towns and cities can be found at https://www.pirtasmania.com.au/news/want-help-mental-health-your-community

Emergencies Ministry Training

TCC’s Emergencies Ministry seeks to provide compassionate care in times of crisis. We provide emotional and spiritual care, personal support and psychological first aid and contribute to outreach in the event of a disaster or emergency. As part of the Tasmanian Social Recovery Plan, th
rough the activation of a regional social recovery committee, the TCC is the primary agency whose sole purpose is to deliver pastoral care in times of crisis. We hope to continue building on our network by training and accrediting volunteers who can provide Pastoral and Spiritual care in disaster settings and the emergency context. Stuart Stuart (VCC EM Manager) will be conducting the training.

  • Personal Support Training
  • Venue: Edge Anglican Church, 56 Main Rd, Claremont
  • Dates: Mon 12-Tues 13 October 2015
  • Times: 9.30am-4.30pm both days
  • Cost: $110 (GST Inclusive)
  • Personal Support Refresher:
  • Venue: Edge Anglican Church, 56 Main Rd, Claremont
  • Date: Tues 13 October 2015
  • Times: 9.30-4.30pm
  • Cost $38.50 (GST Inclusive)
  • RSVP: 30 September
  • Enquiries: Gus Yearsley, Emergencies Ministry Project Officer 0432 620 253 emprojects@tcctas.org.au
  • Devonport venue:
  • Personal Support Training
  • Venue: Gateway Church, 100 Don Rd, Devonport
  • Dates: Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 October 2015
  • Times: 9.30-4.30pm both days
  • Cost: $110 (Including GST)
  • Personal Support Refresher
  • Venue: Gateway Church, 100 Don Rd, Devonport
  • Dates: Thursday 15 October 2015
  • Times: 9.30-4.30pm
  • Cost: $38.50 (Including GST)

RSVP for all training: 30 September; Enquiries: Gus Yearsley, Emergencies Ministry Project Officer 0432 620 253 emprojects@tcctas.org.au

From Zenit:

UK Chief Rabbi Visits Pope

Rome, September 03, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter:

Pope Francis was visited today by the Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis.

The rabbi was accompanied in his trip to Rome by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster.

After the meting with the Pope, the rabbi and the cardinal spoke with Vatican Radio.

They discussed not only their meeting, but challenges at home (including the push to legalize assisted suicide) and the situation in the Middle East, including the persecution of minorities.

Hear the interview here: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/09/03/uk_chief_rabbi_meets_pope_to_highlight_interfaith_relations/1169431


Mt Olympus at Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Parliament Lawns, The Esplanade, Hobart. 6PM, Monday 7 September. Rug up, bring your own lamp, tealight, candle.


In peace,
Convenor RfP Tasmania Branch
6272 6521

Religions for Peace Tasmania

Religions for Peace Tasmania