Statement on Sikh Temple Shooting

Sikh Turbans

Religions for Peace condemns the morally reprehensible attack by a lone gunman on the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA, in which a number of innocent people were killed and wounded on 5 August.

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Regional and Rural Migration in and for the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Regional and Rural Migration in and for the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Bonegilla Migrant Camp, 1954

Migration to rural Australia places many challenges in a rapidly transforming nation. Meeting these challenges has substantial gains for both Australians and those who migrate to rural areas, writes Prof. Des Cahill.

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Confusions about Multiculturalism

Child with multicultural fingers

Recent publications in the Australian media suggest, Australian multiculturalism, seen as a strategy of managing cultural diversity and a social policy – has been often misunderstood and confused with ethno-cultural pluralism and assimilationist melting pot.

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Australia’s Religious Profile from the 2011 Census

Australia with religion symbols

The 2011 Census revealed changes are occurring in the religious profile of Australia. We can say the overall trend is very clear: a more secular humanist, less Christian and more multifaith Australia, writes Des Cahill, Chair of Religions for Peace Australia.

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Report on ACRP Executive Meeting, Korea

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace

The Executive Meeting of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), held at the Best Western Premier Incheon Airport Hotel and Hanwha Resort in Jeonnam, Republic of Korea, June 11-15, 2012.

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The Growing Banyan Tree

The Growing Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree

Prof. Des Cahill, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia, delivered a keynote address, The Growing Banyan Tree at the recent AGM of the Buddhist Society of Victoria. Professor Cahill presented a series of key challenges to the Buddhist Sangha in Australia and how it may play a vital role in the development of Australian Asians.

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