Religions for Peace Japan will conduct an online symposium on the “Current Situation of Human Trafficking” on 24th November 2020, 14:00~17:00 (JST) (16:00 – 19:00 AEDT). Simultaneous translation will be available; all are welcome.
To commemorate Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – and SDG 13 – Climate Action, the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Victorian Young Professionals are partnering with the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) to deliver a webinar on Thursday 19th November.
The Canberra Interfaith Forum will be hosting an Interfaith Youth Gathering on Sunday 6th December from 11am to 2pm at the Bahai Centre in Weston (18 Hickey Court). The theme of the gathering is ‘Service to Humanity’.
Popular Muslim prayer app says it is committed to protecting users’ privacy after Motherboard investigation causes uproar.
A popular Islamic prayer and Quran app has dismissed a report that said it was selling the private data of its users to brokers who then handed it to the United States military.
“Media reports are circulating that Muslim Pro has been selling personal data of its users to the US military. This [is] incorrect and untrue,” the popular app’s developers said in a statement posted on their website on Tuesday.
The following address was presented to the G20 Interfaith Forum Virtual Conference on Oct. 14, 2020 by Rabbi David Saperstein. Rabbi David Saperstein, is director emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, having served as its director and counsel for 40 years. He is the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Bruce Pascoe & Vicky Shukuroglou in conversation will discuss their new book, Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia online on 10 December 2020 at 6:30pm. Loving Country is a powerful and essential guidebook that offers a new way to travel and discover Australia through an Indigenous narrative.
Australian Intercultural Society and EEON will host Conversations from the Heart – exploring possibilities for your organisation to walk together with courage? Join Aboriginal leaders Karen Milward, Stephen Walsh, Sara Alden and special guests in a panel discussion on “Conversations from the Heart” on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM UTC+11.
On 18 November, in six multi-faith TEDx events around the globe, people of faith and conscience at the grassroots are kicking off organizing for the biggest-ever faith-climate day of action – Sacred People, Sacred Earth. What follows is the statement of Sacred People, Sacred Earth.
Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE on Sunday 6 December 2020 where we will be working together towards creating a flourishing world for all. We gather as members of diverse faith communities and those who care for our planet to share our stories of change, transformation, and regeneration. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia, Cultural Infusion and United Religions Initiative.
After ongoing consultations between church and healthcare leaders from many countries, the World Council of Churches has published an “Ecumenical Global Health COVID-19 Response Framework.”
Greetings of peace and many blessings for the beautiful festival of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which is today, 14 November 20! As the victory of light over darkness, it remembers not that darkness was destroyed, but that it was subsumed back into divinity. For many it is the start of the Hindu New Year.
We would also like to honour the memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a moral and intellectual giant and member of the Jewish faith. A brief obituary which came from JCCV is included. We hope that all of you, your families and communities continue to be safe and well as the year comes to peaceful close!
The Islamic Council of Victoria offers advice on re-opening of Mosques. All places of worship are required to have a Covid-safe Plan.
Diwali – a festival observed by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains is celebrated on November 14, 2020, across Australia. Large scale events are cancelled; different Covid-safe Diwali to be celebrated this year. Restrictions and rules differ in all states and territories. One of the most visible Hindu festivals in the calendar, Diwali will be celebrated this weekend but with COVID-19 related restrictions in place, here’s what you can and cannot do.
Since May 2020, Religions for Peace and UN Human Rights have collaborated to pilot the conversation around the “Faith for Rights” framework and the #Faith4Rights Toolkit (www.ohchr.org/Documents/Press/faith4rights-toolkit.pdf). The scope of piloting is being expanded through partnering with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the syllabus for the course “Religion and Sustainable Development”.
Religions for Peace, UN Human Rights, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will conduct a two day online event “Religion, Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals” on 23 and 25 November 2020 at 9:00-11:00am ET.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia lists interfaith events, climate events and faith festivals happening both locally in South Australia, and nationally, with internet participation – for the month of November 2020.
The Australian Academy of Science celebrates NAIDOC Week with a presentation on Land, water and fire: the science of a continuous culture online, on Monday 9 November at 5:30pm. You are invited to join in as they explain how Indigenous knowledge and science of land, water and fire can inform and improve the management of the natural world.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the much respected former chief rabbi of the UK, has died aged 72. Sacks was highly esteemed around the Jewish world for his erudition, his wisdom, and his prolific authorship of works on Jewish thought. He was regarded as an erudite teacher of the human condition.