Asian Conference of Religions for Peace – Concluding Statement

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace - Concluding Statement

The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace – which has 24 member nations – Religions for Peace Australia is a foundation member. The recent Executive Meeting of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace issued a concluding statement which addressed the Gaza situation, and reviewed the recent five-year action plan.

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Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Communities

Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced CommunitiesJoin Religions for Peace’s event in celebration of #WorldRefugeeDay: “Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Communities.”

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Pope Francis and Artificial Intelligence

Pope against the machineWhen Pope Francis delivered a message for the World Day of Social Communications, he focused on Artificial Intelligence. The topic clearly preoccupies him, having previously discussed it in his message for the World Day of Peace. There, he reflected on the place that Artificial Intelligence has in war-making and the place it could have in peace-making. He also suggested that the Congregation of the Faith bring it into their discussion of pressing ethical concerns.

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“Wheels Turning: Engaged Buddhism, Anthropological Solidarity, and a Return to the 1990s”

Dr Michael EdwardsThe next Religion and Society online seminar (WSU) is by Dr Michael Edwards (Anthropology, Sydney University). His paper is titled “Wheels Turning: Engaged Buddhism, Anthropological Solidarity, and a Return to the 1990s“.

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Liberating Ourselves from Bad Theology: A Critique of Classical Theism from a Process Theology Perspective

Dr. Adis DuderijaDr Adis Duderija of Griffith University, writing in New Age Islam reflects on Let Us Cultivate A Willingness To Question, Learn, And Engage With Diverse Theological Perspectives, Allowing Our Spiritual Journeys To Evolve And Flourish As We Seek A Deeper Understanding Of The Divine And Our Place Within The Intricate Tapestry Of Existence. Theology, the study of religious beliefs and their implications, plays a significant role in shaping our understanding of the divine and the world around us.

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Pope to Buddhists: ‘Let’s work together for a more inclusive world’

Pope with Buddhist monksPope Francis receives a delegation of Buddhist monks from the Wat Phra Cetuphon temple (also known as the Wat Pho) of Bangkok, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, and encourages them to continue fostering dialogue and cooperation for a better world.

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The echo of the Holocaust

Billbord showing Hamas abucteesIsrael after the attacks of 7 October. Many Israelis feel reminded of the Holocaust by the events of 7 October 2023. Others reject such comparisons. The government’s stance is ambivalent. A report from Tel Aviv. Religions for Peace Australia provides this article as a balanced and sensible report that is reflective of the debates within the Jewish state and Diaspora. Religions for Peace Australia maintains a neutral stance that seeks an enduring peace for all.

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Tasmania May 2024

Tasmania LogoGreetings of peace! The most beautiful gift we can give one another is the gift of peaceful thoughts, words and actions, especially at a time when peaceful interactions may not be the norm. Peaceful interactions build social cohesion, creating the glue that holds our communities together.

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Sacred Ecology: An Interfaith Perspective

Patriarch Bartholomew I

Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Archbishop of Constantinople and the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, is in Lisbon this week for a conference on interreligious dialogue.

On Wednesday morning, he delivered a stirring speech to the KAICIID interfaith forum on the “spiritual obligation” to fight against climate change.

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