21 Visions of Peace

21 Visions of Peace

Choose to be Calm invites you to join for a 21-day ‘Tour de Peace’ – a daily 10 minute meditation based on a return to peace for the self and a dedication of peace.

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Multiple Religious Modernities

University of Western Sydney

The Australian Association for the Study of Religion, in conjunction with the Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies will hold a conference on Multiple Religious Modernities at the University of Western Sydney, 28 – 30 September 2012.

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Listening to the Land: Balcombe Creek

Logo, Mornington Peninusla Interfaith Network

‘Listening to the Land’ is an initiative of the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network to bring people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds together to connect, or reconnect with the Land and be moved to care for it.

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Peace Symposium – Victoria

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Lajna Imaillah Victoria (Women’s Axiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association) is organising a women’s only event to promote Integration and dialogue, which brings together religious communities, parliamentarians and civics to share their thoughts on the promotion and establishment of peace in the modern world.

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The 2011 Census, ethnicity and religion in Australia

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Radio National has been keeping an eye on the 2011 Census and the information derived from this about the faith (and no faith) composition of Australia. Here, Prof. Des Cahill is interviewed about what the Census indicates about belief and practice in Australia.

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Senior Religious Leaders in Myanmar reject Violence

Senior Religious Leaders in Myanmar reject Violence

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(Yangon, Myanmar)  Senior Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Hindu leaders in Myanmar, collaborating as members of the working committee for Religions for Peace Myanmar, issued a multi-religious statement on June 18, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar, to address the escalating violence.

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Statement on Sikh Temple Shooting

Sikh Turbans

Religions for Peace condemns the morally reprehensible attack by a lone gunman on the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA, in which a number of innocent people were killed and wounded on 5 August.

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Regional and Rural Migration in and for the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Regional and Rural Migration in and for the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Bonegilla Migrant Camp, 1954

Migration to rural Australia places many challenges in a rapidly transforming nation. Meeting these challenges has substantial gains for both Australians and those who migrate to rural areas, writes Prof. Des Cahill.

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Confusions about Multiculturalism

Child with multicultural fingers

Recent publications in the Australian media suggest, Australian multiculturalism, seen as a strategy of managing cultural diversity and a social policy – has been often misunderstood and confused with ethno-cultural pluralism and assimilationist melting pot.

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