August – Religions for Peace Tasmania

Religions for Peace Tasmania

Our next gathering on Tuesday 13 August will be in Launceston. We are visiting Chabad House, 5 Brisbane St., Launceston, meeting Rabbi Yochanan Gordon there at 12.15pm. You can find further details here.

Greetings of peace and happy Eid al-Fitr!

You can see Sydney Muslims celebrating at the Lakemba mosque at on this website.

After visiting Chabad house (on Tuesday, 13 August) we’ll stop for lunch nearby at the Maggie’s cafe at the Pilgrim Uniting Church on Paterson St, Launceston, then go on to the Kagyu Thigsum Chokyi Ghatsal Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 13 Bryan Street, Invermay, to meet Lama Tsewang and other Buddhist friends.

Anyone interested in travelling up from Hobart, please contact Terry on 6272 6521. Anyone who is interested in meeting us in Launceston, meet at Chabad House at 12.15pm. It would help us to know if you intend to come, so we can look out for you.

Regular Multifaith Service

An interested group are proposing to hold a regular Multifaith service at Bishop Davies Court, Redwood Drive, Kingston, at 2.30 – 3.30pm, followed by afternoon tea on the second Sunday of every month. Anyone interested should ring Pym on 0488 147 152.

Anniversary of Gallipoli

Pax Christi is organising a national conference from Friday night 23 August through that weekend, looking the Christian peace movement. I can’t go and so far have been unable to find someone in Tas who can. People from other Faith traditions would be most welcome as Pax Christi has been involved in much interfaith activity. A particular concern is to prepare a response from the faith community for the centenary of Gallipoli which is bound to generate an orgy of self-congratulation of the ‘birth of a nation’ type, which is the opposite of inclusive and implicitly glorifies war. Could anyone interested get back to Terry and she can forward emails to Maxine.

Our Website

Don’t forget to keep your eye on our website: There is constantly new information about what is happening in interfaith. For example, there is news about the World Assembly of Religions for Peace to be held in Vienna, Australia on November20-22, 2013. The theme is “Welcoming the Other: Action for Human Dignity, Citizenship and Shared Well-being.” Find out more here.

Interfaith Quotes from Religious Thinkers

You may be interested in this link to an interesting Interfaith web page:

Nuns Make Billboard Chart History

Contemplatives at No. 1 for 13 Weeks

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 08, 2013 ( – A group of contemplative nuns from Missouri put their prayerful singing onto a CD — and it’s been at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Classical Music Chart for 13 consecutive weeks.

“Angels and Saints at Ephesus” features the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

This is the first time since 2006 that a group has occupied the top spot on the chart for that many weeks.

“Angels and Saints at Ephesus” was released May 7. It has English and Latin pieces sung a cappella for the feasts of the holy saints and angels.

“Not since 2006 has a group occupied the No. 1 spot for 13 weeks in a row on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Chart, said Monica Fitzgibbons, cofounder of De Montfort Music. “To have this accomplishment come from a group of monastic sisters is simply miraculous. The collection of music is soothing hearts and enabling contemplative moments. Simply a joy and honor to behold! We wish to thank all who have supported the beautiful music of the Benedictines of Mary!”

In addition to the CD, the album is available as a digital download for all devices at a variety of online retailers.

“Angels and Saints at Ephesus” is a follow-up hit for the Benedictines, who released “Advent at Ephesus” last year.

Source: Zenit

Religions for Peace Tasmania

Religions for Peace Tasmania