The Maroondah Interfaith Network invites you and your friends to ‘Harmony in Music, Harmony in Faith’ 2023 at the Janssen Centre, Woodvale Road Boronia, on Sunday 26 March 2023 at 3pm.
Harmony Week 2023
Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Several resources are available, and there are a number of interfaith events occurring during Harmony Week.
Queensland to ban Nazi swastika tattoos as part of crackdown on hate symbols
The Queensland government has vowed to make it illegal to display Nazi swastika tattoos as part of its ban on hate symbols that it says will be among the strongest in the country.
Queensland will join New South Wales, which has already implemented a ban on displaying the symbol, in applying the restriction to tattoos. Western Australia and Tasmania are also moving to include tattoos in their proposed bans.
A National Human Rights Act for Australia
Australia is the only liberal democracy that does not have a bill or charter of rights at the national level, and people’s human rights are not very well protected in Australian law. The starting point for a national Human Rights Act is to recognise that people’s human rights matter, all of the time, and should be protected.
NSW: Zero tolerance regarding safety and security at religious institutions
A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $10 million over four years to boost safety and security for faith communities.
Victoria: Statements from the Soul Panel Discussion
Statements from the Soul is a new book comprised of a collection of essays from diverse religious leaders and thinkers advocating the moral case for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and for a First Nations voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution. Moderated by prominent journalist Patricia Karvelas, presenter of ABC’s RN Breakfast, Statements from the Soul panel discussion will feature some of the contributors on why a First Nations voice to parliament is necessary not only legally and politically, but also morally. Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 6:15pm at The Craig Auditorium, Trinity College, Melbourne
South Australia: Interfaith Seder
The Beth Shalom Synagogue of Adelaide will hold an Interfaith Seder on Sunday, 26 March, 2023 from 6pm. At this participatory Passover celebration, the hosts will retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, through ceremony, with ritual foods.
South Australia: Hope’s Cafe: ~ “Letting Go”
The February session of Hope’s Cafe will take place on Friday evening: 28 February 2023, focussing on ‘Letting Go‘ – with any faith tradition.
NSW: Buddhist Studies March Seminar
The Australasian Association for Buddhist Studies notifies that its next seminar will be a hybrid event, both Face-to-Face and Zoom on Thursday 9 March at 6:30pm (CAEST). The topic will be Buddhist theory of conditional genesis and social healing approach towards post conflict reconciliation.
NSW: Climate Change Conversation – Climate Migration
How Will Climate Migration Reshape Our World? Find out in a Climate Change Conversations at the University of NSW on Thursday 9 March, 6:30 pm at the Kensington Campus UNSW Roundhouse.
The UNSW Centre for Ideas, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and Adelaide Writers’ Week invite you to join in a conversation about climate change, its impacts on human displacement and solutions.
The UN Secretary-General has warned that the climate crisis is on track to prompt ‘a mass exodus of entire populations on a biblical scale’.
Bringing Our Multifaith Neighbours Together for Reconciliation: The Voice
The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne invites you to attend a special World Interfaith Harmony Week event in the Melbourne Town Hall, 90 -140 Swanston Street, Melbourne, to hear clear information about a Voice to Parliament from First Nations People and from religious and community leaders who are working for Reconciliation on Sunday 26 February, 2023, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm.
Opening the Parliamentary Year: Deep Listening
Each time a new parliamentary sitting commences, one of the churches of Canberra hosts a service of worship, to which come the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, their parliamentary colleagues, and others connected with the workings of the Parliament. This year, at the start of the parliamentary year, the preacher was the Rev. Dr Sarah Bachelard, who is the Director of the Benedictus Community, which meets in Canberra and online.
Tasmania: February 2023
Greetings of peace!
World Interfaith Harmony Week aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith and non-faith. It provides a platform, one week in the year, where people of every group can recognize their common values, build ties with each other, and work alongside one another to bring peace and harmony to their communities.
Victoria: Safety and Sanctity of Places of Worship
Leaders of a Port Melbourne church and a temple that was defaced in a series of attacks against Hindu places of worship, have shared ideas about religious freedom and safety during a joint sermon.
Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023)
On 4 November 2022, Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus MP KC, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to recommend reforms to the law to implement the Government’s policy commitments in this area in a way that is consistent with Australia’s international legal obligations.
Darwin: Multifaith Ceremony
A Multi-faith Ceremony was held in Darwin on 26 Jan 2023 as part of the Australia Day celebrations organised by Multicultural Council of the Northern Terriotory and Australia Day Council NT.
NSW: UTSAV: Celebration of Indian Dances
Hindu Council of Australia in support of the Counsellor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) program which aims in delivering Vedic Chaplaincy invites you to an evening of UTSAV, Celebration of folk dances of India by Hamsa Venkat & Samskriti School of Dance at the Science Theatre, UniNSW on 18 March.
Faith Communities Sharing Preventing Family Violence – Second Session
Religions for Peace Australia invites people of faith in Australia involved in working with or thinking of working with faith communities/ faith leaders on the prevention of family violence to our second informal Zoom gathering to be held online on Friday 10th of March 2023. This event is held in concert with International Women’s Day.