ACARA-REENA Roundtable

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On the 16th November 2011, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), in partnership with the Religion and Ethics Education Network Australia (REENA) convened a Roundtable on the ‘Place of Religion and Ethics in the National Curriculum’.

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Restoring Dignity – A committment to end violence against Women

Women of Faith

The world’s major faith traditions – each in its own way – uphold the inviolable dignity of the human being as rooted in the Sacred. While respecting religious differences, the Restoring Dignity draws on the commitment and resources of faith congregations, institutions, communities and individual believers to bring an end to violence against women and girls. Join us to end violence and restore dignity of women.

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Religion, Women and Peacebuilding Seminar Series Launched

Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook

The Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network, in collaboration with United Nations Women, Princeton University Office for Religious Life, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ford Foundation, The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations and The Institute for Global Engagement, launched an ongoing seminar on “Religion, Women and Peacebuilding” on Tuesday December 6th 2011.

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Interfaith Forum on Violence against Women

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Religious leaders and family violence practioners from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions addressed faith responses to violence against women at a forum held at the Islamic Centre of Victoria, on the eve of International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women.

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SRI – Story Telling Seminar

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All human stories are stories of Divinity. So many of the founders of the religions of mankind told great stories or parables, or enacted great deeds, the telling of which captures the mind, heart and spirit. Storytelling is a foundation of all religious eduction.

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World Day of Prayer and Action for Children

We Choose Peace

How we care for our most vulnerable – our children – is how we express our faith, hope and confidence in our future. World Day of Prayer and Action for Children calls for an end to violence against Children.

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7th ASEM Interfaith Dialogue on Migration concludes in Manila

Asia Europe Meeting Interfaith Dialogue Meeting in Manila

The Seventh Interfaith Dialogue of the Asia-Europe Meeting (also known as the “ASEM-IFD7”) was concluded today (14 October 2011) with the issuance of The Manila Statement on ASEM Interfaith Dialogue on Migration . Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay was the Keynote Speaker for the event.

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A Different Point of View

A Different point of view

A community forum which will explore how different cultures, faiths and religions understand and address issues of mental health and wellbeing will be held at Swinburne University on Thursday, 27 October 2011

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Compass: 9/11 Ten Years On

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Dr Anna Halafoff (Vice Chair, Religions for Peace Australia) along with Dr Gary Bouma (past Vice Chair), Freeman Trebilcock and Ali Majokah, all members of RfPA, were interviewed on the ABC Compass Program, 9/11, Ten Years On

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Religious Freedom and Canon Law

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Religions for Peace Australia Chair, Prof. Des Cahill has spoken of the global religious trends that were impacting on freedom of religion and belief in Australia, in a wide-ranging address today at the Annual Conference of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne.

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Relflections on the Aftermath of 9/11

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In the days following 9/11, everyone asked, “Why?”; many persons questioned religion generally and Islam in particular. Relgions for Peace Australia offers some reflections on this event and its aftermath.

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7th ASEM Interfaith Dialogue to be held in Manilla

Delegates at ASEM interfaith dialogue

The 7th ASEM Interfaith Dialogue will have the theme, Harnessing the Benefits and Addressing the Challenges of Migration through Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue. The meeting will be held in Manilla on 13-14 October 2011. It will be also be a pre-event, Interfaith Youth Roundtable on Migration.

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