Grand Imam Al-Tayeb: “Fratelli tutti” important for Muslims too

Grand Imam Al-Tayeb: "Fratelli tutti" important for Muslims too


The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar speaks to Vatican Media about his relationship with Pope Francis: “From the first minute of our meeting I had confirmation that he is a man of peace and humanity. The encyclical is an appeal to create a true fraternity where there is no room for discrimination on the basis of differences of religion, race, gender, or other forms of intolerance.”

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WHO and Religions for Peace global conference

WHO and Religions for Peace global conference on strengthening national responses to health emergencies

The World Health Organisation along with Religions for Peace and EPI-WIN Faith Communities of Practice will conduct a global conference on strengthening national responses to health emergencies. The sessions of the conference will feature innovative responses in the areas of (i) Spiritual care during times of crisis, (ii) Country collaboration between WHO, faith partners and national governments, (iii) Trust and health histories, and (iv) Communication and advocacy for vaccine equity, access, and uptake.

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Lecture: Embracing Cultural Diversity in Australia

Lecture: Embracing Cultural Diversity in Australia

The Australian Human Rights Commission invites you to the Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture, delivered by writer Alice Pung on the theme, Embracing Cultural Diversity in Australia. This event (free) will be held online on Friday 29 October at 12pm.

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Tasmania – October 2021

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Greetings of peace! It’s hard to believe that we are nearly half-way through spring and well into October.  We hope you are well in everyway and experiencing success in all you do.

This month members of Religions for Peace Tasmania Branch invite you to join them in a number of initiatives to support Climate Action in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow.

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Faith Action towards COP26

Faith Action towards COP26

Approaching COP 26 – Faith organisations are joining the call for prayer, reflection and action directed to the forthcoming Climate Change Conference in Glasgow October – November 2021. An online webinar organised by the Interfaith Liaison Committee (ILC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held on Monday 27 September.

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Slavery in our suburbs: The matrix of marriage, migration and abuse

The matrix of marriage, migration and abuseVictoria’s Minister for Women and Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams is advocating for the federal government to increase protections for migrant victims of family violence, including women on temporary visas.

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The Diversity of Jewish Religious Groups and their Settlement in Australia

RfPA VictoriaThe Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Branch of Religions for Peace was conducted at Temple Beth Israel, Alma Rd, St Kilda, on Sunday, 1 June 2014. Prof. Andrew Markus – Pratt Foundation Research Chair of Jewish Civilisation at Monash University – delivered a talk on The Diversity of Jewish Religious Groups and their Settlement in Australia. A video of this talk is available.

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Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26

Pope FrancisOn 4 October 2021, faith leaders representing the world’s major religions joined scientists at the Vatican to call on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of COP26. Almost 40 faith leaders signed a joint Appeal, which was presented by Pope Francis to COP26 President-Designate, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma, and the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Luigi Di Maio.

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Global religious leaders, scientists join to release “Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26”

World Council of Churches logoGlobal religious leaders and leading scientists issued a joint statement on 4 October calling on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of the forthcoming climate change conference in Glasgow, commencing 31 October.

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Gandhi’s Birthday Reflections

MK GandhiOctober 2nd is the birth anniversary of Gandhi. INTERFIDEI (Indonesia), it is pleased to inform you that they are organising series of Talkshows titled: Reflections on the Meaning of the Three Gandhi Issues in Interpreting the Practice of Religious Life in Society.

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Asian Conference of Religions for Peace – Tokyo Conference – 19-22 October 2021

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace - Ninth General Assembly


Registration is now open for Asian Conference of Religions for Peace Ninth General Assembly! This will be an online event using Zoom. The conference is open to members of Religions for Peace and any interested persons. The conference theme is Asian Religious Communities in Action: Moving towards an Inclusive, Healthy, Prosperous, Peaceful Asia.

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Asian Conference of Religions for Peace – Ninth General Assembly

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With its 21 member nations comprising more than half of humanity, the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), now generally known as Religions for Peace Asia, will hold its Ninth Asian Assembly in Tokyo on 19 – 22 October 2021 online. This will be preceded by the Youth Pre-Assembly and the Women’s Pre-Assembly events.

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Care for Environment – Buddhism

ordination of treesA major aim of Buddhism is to relieve suffering, the root causes of which are greed, ignorance, and hatred. The monks see the destruction of the forests, pollution of the air and water, and other environmental problems as ultimately caused by people acting through these evils, motivated by economic gain and the material benefits of development, industrialization, and consumerism. As monks, they believe it is their duty to take action against these evils.

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To Build a More Peaceful, Equitable, and Sustainable World, Interfaith Dialogue is Fundamental

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Marking this year’s International Day of Peace, an expert group of religious, cultural, and peace-building leaders today underscored the importance of interfaith dialogue in achieving a more equitable and sustainable future.

Observed on September 21, the International Day of Peace advocates for a world free of war and conflict. As the global pandemic begins to ease and the planet looks ahead to a post-COVID-19 era, this message of harmony has particular resonance.

Over the last eighteen months, it has been the most vulnerable communities that have suffered the greatest. With unequal access to healthcare, they have been less sheltered from the virus, while a rise in hate speech and discrimination has impacted them disproportionately. To make matters worse, there has been an increase in nationalism, authoritarianism, and intolerance globally.

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