South Australia: November 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 November 2020.

Deepavali 2020

Deepavali is observed by Hindus on Saturday 14 November. (It is also a 3 day festival, and for some, longer.)

The Hindu Council of Australia advises that due COVID 19, the plan this year is different to the regular program. They are looking at celebrating more by engaging the community online. Social Media, Webinars, Newsletters and Live telecast over online channels will be the main focus. The Hindu Council of Australia has successfully managed some BIG programs like International Yoga Day, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Webinars and Online live events. This engagement with community over online has been successful.

There are member organisations affiliated who further have individuals associated with them, this is not limited to India but Hindus across the world who live in Australia. There is a physical celebration planned in major shopping centres, local councils, schools and parliaments via display of art, presentations about culture, broachers and information and display of video and performance (if permitted) without NO gatherings. The same will be telecast online.

For more information, see – Diwali


Sacred People – Sacred Earth

On Wednesday 18 Nov 6:30pm (ACDT) – Sacred People Sacred Earth TEDx will launch in 6 locations including Australia and Oceania.

Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk people of diverse faiths and conscience from around the world are coming together to call for real climate solutions. The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) is proud to be a founding grassroots partner of the GreenFaith International Network coming together to organise a major new campaign for bold action on the climate crisis – Sacred People, Sacred Earth. Join ARRCC in a global TEDx event to herald the start of collaboration for the global faith-based day of action on 11 March 2021.

Register here Australia & Oceania event:  

“Together we can build an unstoppable, global, grassroots, multi-faith movement for climate justice. A better world is possible and we won’t stop till we create it.”

Living the Change
Sunday 22 Nov Palace Nova East End Cinema 3:30pm for a 4pm film screening – 2040 film and Living the Change workshop/panel discussion

Are you interested to see what our world could look like in 2040 if we actually adopted the existing climate solutions that exist right now? Join us for a screening of the film 2040 followed by a Q&A panel and a community solutions workshop on Living the Change.

Tickets: $18 with an option to donate to the Environmental Action Group (EAG) of the Uniting Church.

Speakers: Uncle Frank Wanganeen (Kaurna Elder), Brittany Smith (Masters in Eco-Anxiety), Philippa Rowland (Multifaith SA) & Dr Ingo Weber (Doctors for the Environment Australia).

Book your seat:  

Co-hosted by Community Connections, Environmental Action Group of the Uniting Church of Australia, and Multifaith SA.


  Connecting Conversations Across Culture, Creed, Traditions

Wednesday 25 Nov 5.30 for 6 pm – 8, Hope’s Café Norwood – Interfaith Matters with Rev Liellie McLaughlin,
Theme: Connecting Conversations Across Culture, Creed, Traditions

Let’s talk about the new Australia!  Who is my neighbour and how do our beliefs and spiritual practices connect or differ from one another?  You are invited to be part of a group exploring different faiths and meet others who have had very similar or different faith-traditions from you?  We are aiming together to encourage friendship across creed, culture and tradition; an opportunity to participate in building new communities; and a chance to share questions and discoveries (in a safe space) as we reflect on our own tradition /transition?

Please RSVP via email to let Liellie know by 22 November  (Sunday):
More details in attached flyeracross culture for november 2020

Faith Communities Supporting Healthy Family Relationships
Date: Wednesday, 25th November 2020 
Time: 2:00-3:30pm  (via zoom)
Faith leaders play an influential role in shaping attitudes and behaviours amongst their faith communities and therefore are in a unique position to prevent violence against women.
Join our panel of experts as they discuss their challenges and successes in building the prevention and response capacity of faith leaders and their communities.
– Dr Cathy Vaughan, Melbourne University
– Robyn Andréo-Boosey, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
– Anu Krishnan, Kulturbrille & Faith Communities Council of Victoria
Moderator: Monisha Sandhu, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
Free Registration: Online at Eventbrite
Register and you will be emailed a Zoom meeting address.

Fight For Planet A
Thursday 26 Nov 6pm – 7:15pm, Hawke Centre – In Conversation with Craig Reucassel

Join us for this online event with Australian writer, comedian and broadcaster, Craig Reucassel. In conversation with social commentator Jane Caro AM, Craig will discuss his book, Fight For Planet A. The book outlines the climate challenge and what we can do when there’s no Planet B.” 

Presented by the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA

Establishing Peace for a Bright Future

Saturday 28 Nov –Establishing Peace for a Bright Future
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia invites you to a national Peace Symposium. This special event will explore the theme of peace and it’s
importance for our shared future. The Adelaide venue is Noor Mosque 28-30 Hillier Road Morphett Vale.

Details in attached flyer  – registration essential. 


Multifaith Association of South Australia