The Buddhist Council of Victoria and the ARRRC – an interfaith group active on climate change issues in Australia – will be jointly launching the Buddhist Climate Change Action Kit on Wednesday, 17 August.
Join Women’s Melbourne Network for a frank and fearless of discussion with women of faith and feminism. Inspirational women from faith communities and backgrounds will discuss religion, gender and feminism.
The gathering for Religions for Peace for this month will be held on Wednesday evening 10 August from 6.00-7.00pm at the Brahma Kumaris Centre, 51 Risdon Rd., New Town. We’ll share a skype call with Thea Ormerod, the Chair of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, who is hoping to discuss her proposed visit to Hobart on Saturday 19 November to conduct a workshop for interested participants. This will be an opportunity not only to discuss Thea’s proposed visit but the content of her workshop as well.
The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) will conduct a seminar on Religious Response to Family Violence From a Jewish and a Christian Perspective at St Peter’s Church Hall, East Melbourne on Sunday 14 August 2016.
Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. “I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. “This is not right and this is not true.”
The Canterbury Bankstown Harmony Group event was held at Punchbowl Community Centre last Wednesday night. The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, was present as well other religious leaders and politicians including Lakemba Uniting Church minister Reverend Graeme Watkins and Watson MP Tony Burke.
United Religions Initiative, in collaboration with Bendigo Interfaith Council, Bendigo TAFE and Cultural Infusion will deliver a Public Forum on War, Faith and Peace at the Bendigo College of TAFE on Friday, August 26. The Forum will be followed by free conflict resolution training for young people (open for those aged 18-30).
The Australian Catholic University will conduct a four-session short course on Inter-Faith Perspectives on Mercy as part of the Short Courses in Theology series at the Lecture Theatre, Victoria Parade Campus of ACU in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia has released a statement addressing the killing of Fr Hamel in France this week. Father Hamel was a member of the Normandy Interfaith Committee and was well respected.
Two men pledging allegiance to Islamic State attacked a Roman Catholic church during Mass on Tuesday, killing a priest and gravely injuring another person in the first assault on a church amid a string of recent terror attacks on Western Europe. The priest, Father Hamel, was a member of the Normandy Interfaith Committee and was well respected.
The Religions for Peace gathering for this month will be held on Sunday 31 July 2016 from 3.00pm-4.00pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay. Our guest will be Mr Usman Rana from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His topic will be An Introduction to Islam and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) will conduct a brief session enabling Faith Communities to dealth with Pressure Currently Facing Muslim Communities at Our Lady of Sion College, Box Hill on Sunday 31 July, at 3PM.
The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, has given a message to the Muslim youth of Australia urging steadiness, and to obtain their sacred learnings and practice of religion from recognised sheiks who lead at mosques in the Australian community. “Google Sheiks” and “Youtube Sheiks” are not authentic and misleading, says the Grand Mufti. The Grand Mufti also emphasises that Islam only presents good for all who live here.
The Hindu Council of Australia (South Australian Chapter) will present one conference on Hinduism and Science on Sunday, 31 July 2016 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the Napier Building, – University of Adelaide.
The Buddhist Council of Victoria in partnership with Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc. USA, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc. Melbourne Chapter, and The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne will present a workshop for young people to explore enhancing a human/earth relationship.
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations addressed this week the High Level Thematic Debate on Human Rights. Archbishop Bernardino Auza affirmed in the address that in order for talk of human rights to be effective and useful, there must be an understanding of where human rights come from in the first place. Moreover, the archbishop reminded, “the term ‘human right’ must be strictly and prudently applied, lest it become a rhetorical catch-all, endlessly expanded to suit the passing tastes of the age.”
The Holy See’s Pontifical Council for Culture (PCC) and Allianz today announced that Allianz is the Founding Partner of the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference, conceived by the Council under the leadership of its President, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. “Challenge yourself in the game of life, as you do in the game of sport,” are the words of Pope Francis, which have inspired this interfaith conference on faith and sport to take place in Rome, October 5 to 7, 2016.