Australia is rich with religious diversity. So why are our newsrooms falling behind?

Religious journalism

A lack of religious literacy by journalists – and a failure of news programs to feature a wider variety of faith leaders – is having an impact on the quality of coverage of major news stories and events in Australia.

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Generations In Dialogue Conference Guests

Ring for Peace - Religions for Peace
The international conferences of Religions for Peace and Ring for Peace, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, are establishing themselves: locally in Lindau and programmatically on the highest diplomatic level. The list of speakers taking part in the “Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue” confirms this.

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Diplomacy Roundtables at Faith & Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue

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Join Religions for Peace for our upcoming Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue. The hybrid in-person and virtual Conference is happening in Lindau, Germany on 4-7 October, 2021, and we welcome you to participate virtually.

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The Calm Collective

The Calm CollectiveA special initiative called The Calm Collective which is being launched as a collaborative network, to bring together committed meditators, faith leaders and well-wishers from all backgrounds and walks of life. It has one aim: To establish a collective, silent intentional space that gathers the power of presence for 10 minutes. These focused spaces are designed to generate atmospheres of calm, healing and hope. The Calm collective commences on the evening of Sunday, 26 September, 2021.

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Glasgow Multifaith Declaration on Climate Change

Glasgow Multifaith Declaration on Climate Change

Faith leaders from the United Kingdom and Scotland have come together to publish the Glasgow Multifaith Declaration in which they commit to reflection, prayer, meditation, and worship to reflect on how to tackle the climate crisis.

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Exploring Australian Indigenous Culture, Mission & Spiritualities

Exploring Australian Indigenous Culture, Mission & Spiritualities:


The Divine Word Missionaries and the Australian Association for Mission Studies will conduct an annual SVD Mission Day, exploring Australian Indigenous Culture, Mission and Spiritualities. There will be responses to Unbreakable Rock: Exploring the Mystery of Altyerre. This event will be hld online on October 2nd, 3pm – 6pm.

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Raising Peace Festival

Raising Peace Festival

You’re invited to join ‘Raising Peace’, a festival of over 30 organisations devoted to the pursuit of PEACE.

The Raising Peace Festival will be held online from 16 – 26 September 2021 as part of the world-wide observance of the International Day of Peace on September 21.

There are now 37 sessions in this free, online festival, all with the central theme of working for PEACE.

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Keynote Speakers at Faith & Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue

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Join Religions for Peace for our upcoming Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue. The hybrid in-person and virtual Conference will be held in Lindau, Germany on 4-7 October, 2021, and we welcome you to participate virtually. 

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2021 Richard Johnson Lecture / Out of Sight: Attentiveness in a Dismissive Age

2021 Richard Johnson Lecture / Out of Sight: Attentiveness in a Dismissive AgeHosted by the Centre for Public Christianity, Scott Stephens, editor of ABC Religion & Ethics will be speaking about the attentive gaze in a time where contempt is second nature on Thursday 28 October 2021. This will be a live-streamed event.

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Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue

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Exchange and cooperation between young and old generations in religious communities and international relations will be the theme of a conference to be held Oct. 4-7 in Lindau, Lake Constance: The “Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue.”

The gathering will be hybrid in organization: About 150 people will be present in Lindau and virtually about 700 participants are expected worldwide.

For four days, discussion panels and interactive workshops will focus on the three main themes of Peace and Security, Environment and Humanitarianism – always with a view to the extent to which young people can and must be involved as multipliers in global peace processes. In view of globally active youth movements, the questions arise: How do activists become the next leaders and where are they already today?

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Conference: Interfaith call for Ecocide Law

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Faith for Ecocide Law is creating an interreligious coalition in support of an international crime of Ecocide within the Rome statute of the International Criminal Court.

Humanity is at the crossroads, and faith communities have a unique voice for the reverence for Mother Earth/the Creation, and the existential understanding of the relationship between humans and nature. Faith for Ecocide Law aims at raising this voice in support of new rules for the protection of Nature at a global scale.

End Ecocide Sweden in cooperation with Stop Ecocide Foundation, Christian Council of Sweden, The Catholic Diocese of Stockholm, Sigtuna Foundation and Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University will host an Interfaith Conference -Interfaith call for Ecocide Law September 16, 9-12 CET (eastern hemisphere), 16-19 CET (western hemisphere). ONLINE

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Myanmar Junta Forces Desecrate Churches and Destroy Refugee Food Stocks

Myanmar Junta Forces Desecrate Churches and Destroy Refugee Food StocksMyanmar junta forces have occupied churches and destroyed stocks of food aid for refugees during clashes with ethnic armed forces and militias that oppose the Feb. 1 military takeover, local officials told Radio Free Asia.

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Online Symposium for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Rfp JapanReligions for Peace (Japan) has a special project division which continues to work for the abolition of nuclear weapons. There will be a virtual seminar on halting nuclear dependency, online, on September 12.

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The Covenants of Prophet Muhammad: From Shared Historical Memory to Peaceful Co-Existence

The Covenants of Prophet Muhammad: From Shared Historical Memory to Peaceful Co-ExistenceISRA Australia is offering an online session understanding the covenants of the Prophet Muhammed in monasteries and patriarchates which were under the rule of Islam. This session will take place online (Zoom) on evening of Tuesday 14 September from 6:00pm. This is a free session.

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Catholics and Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

Know the signs of modern slavery
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.

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