The Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre will host a Public Lecture by Dr. Peter Malinowski, Liverpool John Moores University on the Psychological Science of Meditation: The state of the art and some Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives.
Special prayers will be uttered for the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights during Solemn Mass, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on Sunday 16 December 2018.
An interfaith gathering held at the NSW Parliament on Tuesday 27 November organised by the Indian Crescent Society of Australia and hosted by Mr Jihad Dib MP and Dr Geoff Lee MP has called for interfaith education and dialogue in schools
At the Book launch of Josie Lacey’s Memoirs at the Jewish Museum yesterday – launched the Hon Walt Secord MLC – and attended by about 150 people. Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, and President of the Council of Christians and Jews gave a blessing for Peace.
More than 140 people attended the official launch on the weekend at the Sydney Jewish Museum of “An Inevitable Path – a Memoir”, telling the life of Jewish communal leader Josie Lacey, a prominent inter-faith and inter-community activist.
Parents will be able to choose between ethics and religious education on a single form next year after the NSW government moved to scrap a system that made it harder to opt out of scripture classes.
India’s president Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday presented a life-size, bronze sculpture of his nation’s founding father to the City of Parramatta ahead of the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth next year.
The Community Stories Project of the Sydney Jewish Museum is proud to launch Josie Lacey OAM’s story, An Inevitable Path: A Memoir, on Sunday 25 November 2018 at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Josie Lacey OAM is Convenor, NSW Branch of Religions for Peace.
Last night, hundreds gathered at The Great Synagogue to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, co-hosted by the ECAJ, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Emanuel Synagogue, and The Great Synagogue.
In the week of October 7 – 14, Christians from the Uniting Church, Anglican, Catholic and other traditions joined their efforts with a global faith-inspired response to the climate crisis. This comes as good news after the disturbing IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
Buddhist Connection – the Buddhist Council of NSW, will conduct training for Special Religious Education on the weekend of 20-21 October, 2018
Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE together at the Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, on Saturday 13th October at 12:30pm, to celebrate people’s efforts to walk more gently on earth. Believers around the world are participating in a faith-led initiative to promote reasonably ambitious lifestyle changes in the areas of transport, diet and/or energy use. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia and United Religions Initiative.
A massive information campaign about “Special Religious Education” (SRE) aimed at parents launches across NSW this week. Over 100 buses, 760,000 leaflets and 80 radio stations will carry the info campaign to parents at more than 2100 state schools.
The NSW Branch of Religions for Peace met at Parliament House, Sydney, to discuss “Mysticism in your religion”. Speakers were Ven Gayatripana (Hindu), Elder Norma Ingram (Indigenous), Rev MiaoYou (Buddhist), Lorraine Murphy (Christian), Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff (Jewish), Zhora Aly (Muslim). The discussion was followed by very interesting Q&A. Religions for Peace were hosted by … Read more
Muslims in Sydney have come together to pray for rain as NSW experiences its worst drought on record.
The prayers come as a response to the current drought which has left farmers across NSW in dire conditions desperate for rainfall.
Our lives are often caught between the experience of beauty and sadness, and sometimes we recognise the two in a single experience. The first disciple of the Buddha who entered the path entered through the gate of impermanence (anicca) and the Buddha proclaimed of him, “Kondanna knows”.
Most people avoid sadness and are fearful of anicca and see time as a kind of enemy, and yet it is a primary doorway leading to liberation. This weekend will be an invitation to enter into and to explore our experience of impermanence and its intimate relationship with beauty.
The Vajrayana Institute, Ashfield, NSW, offers an invitatio to Afternoons with Geshela: Saturday, 18 August 2018 to Saturday, 17 November 2018 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Daily Telegraph, a Sydney based tabloid newspaper published by Nationwide News Pty Ltd has been widely condemned for its Islamophobic headline “ALLAH AK BARRED!” appearing against a background of flag waving ISIS gunmen on its front page published on Thursday 9 August 2018, while reporting on “Five Aussie terrorists stripped of their citizenship.