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

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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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Meditation Matters

Religions for Peace Australia is supporting and participating in the Meditation Matters event on August 7. An initiative of the Buddhist Council of Victoria Interfaith, Meditation Matters is a one day, multi-faith collaboration of 15 renowned presenters sharing their insights and knowledge on meditation. Prepare to immerse yourself in vast cultural and faith diversity! This … Read more

Festival of Refugees

The 2011 Festival of Refugees will be held on Sunday August 21st at the St Kilda Town Hall. Religions for Peace Australia are collaborating in providing this event. Book your tickets now through the VCC Office. 9650 4511. Download the Flyer. This is one of the best events on the calendar for supporters of refugees … Read more

May 2011

Religions for Peace Australia

14th May 2011

Dear RfP Members,

Greetings! I trust that this message of our 2010-11 activities finds you all well.

This past year has, as in previous years, been a very busy one for the Religions for Peace Australia (RfP Australia) with some significant achievements as the Australian interfaith movement has grown and diversified since the 2009 Melbourne Parliament of the World’s Religions. A pleasing feature has been the re-invigoration of our executive committee with some younger, talented and committed members – Dr. Anna Halafoff has become our deputy chairperson, recently completing her Ph.D. thesis on the world interfaith movement, Netpeace: Multifaith Movements and Common Security while our new secretary, Sue Ennis, who has almost completed her doctoral thesis on Religion, Spirituality and the Refugee Experience, has become our hardworking secretary.

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April, 2010

Religions for Peace Australia

28th April, 2010

Dear RfP Members,

Greetings again! The Parliament of the World’s Religions is over! Four years of hard work by many, many people in Melbourne, in Chicago and across the world have been completed. It is fair to say that everyone who attended, even if for only a day, came away enthused, inspired and informed. It is also fair to say that the end of the Parliament left many people tired – it took a lot out of most people, including myself. Only now are we really beginning to focus on the future.

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April 2009

Religions for Peace Australia

26th April, 2009

Dear Member of Religions for Peace Australia,

Greetings again! And it is again time for the Annual General Meeting, and details are enclosed. You have been all receiving news on our email network, especially from WCRP or Religions for Peace International with its headquarters in New York because of its work with the UN. This will have kept you informed of developments internationally.

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Worldwide Links

Religions for Peace   Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront … Read more

April 2008

Religions for Peace Australia

30th April, 2008

Dear Members,

Greetings! Since my last communication with you, we have very much become an electronic network. I hope that you are getting all the emails that our hard-working secretary, Jo Elvins, has been forwarding to you, particularly those from our New York headquarters. They reflect the scope of WCRP’s work and the various statements made by religious leaders in response to global and local issues. If you are not receiving these emails, please let Jo know.

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Disclaimer

Religions for Peace Australia: Disclaimer This site is authored by the Religions for Peace Australia. The material on this website is made available as a guide only, and not for the purpose of providing professional advice. Before relying on the material, users should independently verify its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and … Read more