Statement from Australian faith leaders on Temporary Protection Visa Holders

Statement from Australian faith leaders on Temporary Protection Visa HoldersFaith leaders from many religions have signed a statement urging the government – or the incoming government to put an end to Temporary Protection Visas and give settlement and security to those who have been held in durance vile in Australia for many years. Such is against the regard of the dignity and personhood of those incarcerated in the teachings of many religions. A list of signatories is given.

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Faith perspectives on palliative care

queensland faith communities council

How do we support the spiritual needs of patients who are terminally ill? Watch the following videos to learn more about various faith perspectives on palliative care, including: Bahá’í, Tibetan Buddhist, Celtic Pagan, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Representatives of these faiths share a brief outline of their beliefs and how they apply in end-of-life situations. They offer practical advice concerning appropriate ways to interact with a patient and their loved ones in the lead up to death and the period immediately following.

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7th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics

Ecothee 22

Ecothee 22 will be held at Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari, Chania, Greece, from 26-29 October 2022. This conference is under the Auspices of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and with the support of the World Council of Churches (WCC) – Care for Creation, sustainability and climate justice (Ecological and Economic Justice). There is a call for Abstracts.

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Invitation to a yarning with Tyson Yunkaporta and Jeremy Lent

Invitation to a yarning with Tyson Yunkaporta and Jeremy Lent

In observance of Earth Day, Jeremy Lent and Tyson Yunkaporta of the Apalech mob in Queensland will conduct a seminar on Pacific on Envisioning an Ecological Civilization. How Could Indigenous Knowledge Really Help Transform the World? This online event will be hosted by the Deep Transformation Network. It is free and open to all. Melbourne: Friday, April 29, 2022 9:00 a.m. AEST

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Tasmania – May 2022

Quakers in Melbourne

Greetings of peace and Happy Passover because today is the last day of Pesach.

Yesterday was Earth Day, but given the urgency of our global situation, let’s make every day Earth Day.

As the sign on the Quaker Meeting House in Melbourne says, ‘Killing the Planet is Against our Religions’… our religions do not allow the destruction of the earth’…

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Holocaust Denial and Holocaust Distortion:

Holocaust Denial and Holocaust Distortion:Yom HaShoah – the commemoration of the Holocaust, occurs on Wednesday, April 27. Holocaust denial and distortion is occurring worldwide. Understanding what Holocaust denial and distortion are, how they differ, and where they overlap is crucial to countering these dangerous trends and to protecting an important memory for humanity: never again.

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Sydney to get a war memorial honouring efforts of Sikh soldiers in Australia’s military history

Sikh War Memorial

Sydney’s Blacktown City Council has approved the establishment of a war memorial commemorating the contributions and sacrifices made by the Sikh soldiers in epochal moments of military history, including World War I & II, Gallipoli, and Saragarhi.

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Peace and Alternatives to War

Peace and Alternatives to WarThe Raising Peace Network invites you to a series of talks about peace this Anzac Day Weekend. From 23rd – 25th April 2022, leaders in peace, diplomacy, and justice will speak on the most critical topics within the peace-security nexus: First Nations’ perspectives, climate change, AUKUS, and alternatives to war.

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When is the Anzac Day public holiday this year and will people be standing in their driveways again?

The ANZAC march

Celebrated annually on April 25, Anzac Day is one of the nation’s most important days on our calendars.

This year’s Anzac Day will see a return to communities coming together, as commemorations and dawn services are set to take place across the country.

Whether you’ve recently moved to Australia or you were born and raised here, having an understanding of what Anzac Day is and why it is so important to Australians is integral.

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Australia has ‘moral duty’ to take 20,000 more Afghan refugees, Catholic bishops say

Canberra Rally supporting refugeesAustralia’s Catholic bishops have called for a special intake of 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan, saying the country has a “moral duty” to do more. As part of its election statement, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said the country had an obligation to take more refugees from Afghanistan because of the support shown to Australian military forces.

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