Catholic organisations are required to comply with Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018. This means actions must be taken to assess and address modern slavery risks in our supply chains and operations and be published annually on a public register managed by the Commonwealth.
Human trafficking can take place in many hidden and subtle forms across the globe and within our own communities. Over the past two decades the fight against human trafficking has become a popular global cause. The cause taps into our intuition that economic life should serve people, not come at their expense.
The Abraham Conference plays an important role in bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims together to discuss contemporary issues of concern for the members of the three religions and for the wider society.
The theme of the 2021 Abraham Conference is Women Leaders in the Abrahamic Traditions: Role Models for Our Time. Our context is the continuing strong impact and significance of the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements and the revelations of abuse in our federal parliament, all of which brought thousands of women onto the streets in protest.
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Canterbury join together for the first time in urgent appeal for the future of the planet. For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
I am one of the many Jewish Melburnians who has had a very hard week, celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in lockdown for a second year. I tried to maintain the traditional sense of an oasis in time for the holy day, so I didn’t look at the news. I didn’t hear until Wednesday morning that a small group of ultra-Orthodox Jews had breached lockdown and barricaded themselves in a synagogue.
Cemeteries offer vital links between the living and the dead for religious community members. Cemeteries, as holy sites, are governed by religious laws and customs that dictate the location of, appearance of, and activities and behaviours allowed in the burial grounds, Additionally, country and international laws aim to protect such sites. Here, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) examines the rising pattern of defilement of cemeteries in several countries, and explains how different religions have rights to have their own cemeteries as a fundamental human right.
Victoria police say up to 100 worshippers who gathered near a synagogue in Melbourne’s south-east in breach of Covid-19 lockdown rules will be fined. People were allegedly spotted entering a building, believed to be a prayer room, near a Ripponlea synagogue early on Tuesday morning to mark the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
September 7 is World Day of Clean Air. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is running a session on aligning your finances with your faith. Do you have UniSuper? Are you with NGS, Catholic Super or ACSRF? Or just want to know more about aligning your finances with your faith to protect the planet? The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is presenting an information session via zoom on September 9th.
The second day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress was devoted to the Forum. Participants attended an opening session and then split into seven plenaries, addressing the meeting’s themes. During the day, numerous events took place, inter alia on novel technologies, spirituality, and rebuilding following the pandemic. The spirituality plenary took the topic, Spirituality and Nature Dialogue: responsibility, inspiration, and behavior change.. The Outcomes of the World Summit of Indigenous Peoples are also summarised.
The Hindu Council of Australia will conduct a one-day conference Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth – online – on 5 September 2021 from 9:30am. The event is held online due the constraints of Covid-19 and lockdown in many states.
The Hindu Council of Australia will conduct an online conference for Hindu youth (18-30) on 5 September 2021. The online event is called VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution. The conference will examine the application of Sanathana Dharma (the perennial philosophy) to the constant churning of the mind with thoughts, and the relevance of Sanathana Dharma to life today.
The Jain ecological philosophy is virtually synonymous with the principle of ahimsa (nonviolence) which runs through the tradition like a golden thread. Ahimsa is a principle that Jains teach and practice not only towards human beings but towards all nature. It is an unequivocal teaching that is at once ancient and contemporary.
Violence against women is a human rights violation that takes place every single day around the world. Globally, one in three women experiences physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. While domestic violence and abuse are sometimes hidden, if we know the signs of an abusive relationship, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions has issued a statement of solidarity with the Afghan community, Afghan refugees worldwide, and those who remain in Afghanistan.
The BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Hobart will take up several ceremonies of translation, installation and consecration of sacred images in its Hobart Mandir on Sunday 29 August from 9:30 am. The ceremonies will be broadcast live.
Institut Dialog Antar-Iman di Indonesia also known as INTERFIDEI (Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia) is celebrating its 30 anniversary. There have been several webinars with interfaith dialogue, and here, we bring you the Interfaith Choir for Peace.
Sign the Call is a petition from Christian Churches united in compassion for Afghanistan and seeks to join other calls for support for Afghanistan. Any person of faith, any person with human values and respect for life may sign the call.