Buddha's Day 2014

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Buddha’s Day celebrates the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who was to become Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha’s Day is celebrated by Fo Guang Shan Melbourne at the specially constructed Buddha’s Stage in the centre of Federation Square.

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Palm Sunday: A Walk for Justice for Refugees

PALM SUNDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES

PALM SUNDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES

The Palm Sunday Walk Organisation Committee – a broad coalition of community groups, churches and unions – invites you to join with other well-known people to lead this year’s traditional Palm Sunday Peace March: A Walk for Justice for Refugees.

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Note on Amendment to Racial Discrimination Act

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Solicitor Ian Lacey AM, BA, LLB., Member of Religions for Peace NSW Branch and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, has prepared a note on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. The proposed changes remove limited protections in place and provide no useful adequate protection in its place, writes Ian Lacey.

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Response to Racial Discrimination Act

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APRO, the peak religious and multifaith body in Australia met with advisers to Sen. George Brandis, early in March to present concerns about the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. A letter from APRO to the Attorney General has been made available.

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RfP Tasmania, March 2014

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Religions for Peace Tasmania have had a few informal meetings this year, but this is the first formal meeting to be arranged. The gathering will be at the Catholic Women’s League Centre, Mather’s Lane, Hobart City on Tuesday 11 March from 12.00-1.00pm. We will have a Hindu speaker discussing the Bhagavad Gita. There will also be sharing of Gershon Goldstein’s recent seminars on the Torah which were held at Holy Trinity South Hobart and were very well attended.

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