The latest issue – May 2012 – of Sultana’s Dream is available for reading. The editorial takes up the issue of the role of muslims in Australian pioneer history.
According to the Halal Certified Medicine website HCM was developed to support Australian Muslims “in their endeavours to consume Halal only products by identifying which of their everyday products such as medicines, sporting and vitamin supplements are suitable for Muslims to purchase.”
The Australian Human Rights Commission has been approached with a request to publicize an initiative of the Australian Homestay Network to provide short-term accommodation to asylum seekers who have been recently released from immigration detention.
Efforts by Sri Lankan Senior Religious Leaders’ to advance reconciliation and peacebuilding have been applauded by the Prime Minister of Japan.
Religion, Women and Peacebuilding – This seminar was the first in an open series designed to connect multiple stakeholders with women of faith engaged in concrete projects on the ground.
Statement of the Secretary General on the Arson Attack of the Rida Mosque and the Killing of Imam Abdallah Dadou
The Uniting Church Disability Inclusion, people interested in issues of disability inclusion within multifaith settings, has presented a report on disability in multifaith settings.
ABC TV and Roar Film are inviting six young people aged 18-23 and their families to feature in a new experiential series for ABC TV’s COMPASS.
Theologies of inclusion tend to be feel good, ‘nice’ theologies and more importantly they promote social cohesion by providing a theological rationale for mutual respect, or at least tolerance of difference. However, there is more, writes Gary Bouma. What of an internal agenda of legitimisation?
Christians and Muslims are uniting in Nigeria to reject the violence advanced by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
World Interfaith Harmony Celebration, Australia, 2012 World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of all the world’s religions, faiths and beliefs. It seeks to do this by promoting their common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor, or Love of the Good and … Read more
A recent VicHealth study showed that while religion can protect against illness, religious discrimination can harm health. This has led to a renewed call to embrace and respect religious diversity, protection of human rights and promotion of interfaith relations between religions.
Religions for Peace condemns and deplores the terrorist attacks across Nigeria which killed scores of people, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic Church after celebrating Christmas Mass.
On the 16th November 2011, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), in partnership with the Religion and Ethics Education Network Australia (REENA) convened a Roundtable on the ‘Place of Religion and Ethics in the National Curriculum’.
The world’s major faith traditions – each in its own way – uphold the inviolable dignity of the human being as rooted in the Sacred. While respecting religious differences, the Restoring Dignity draws on the commitment and resources of faith congregations, institutions, communities and individual believers to bring an end to violence against women and girls. Join us to end violence and restore dignity of women.
The Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network, in collaboration with United Nations Women, Princeton University Office for Religious Life, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ford Foundation, The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations and The Institute for Global Engagement, launched an ongoing seminar on “Religion, Women and Peacebuilding” on Tuesday December 6th 2011.
Occasional address given in Hobart on 4th December, 2011 at an interfaith event organised by the Tasmanian branch of Religions for Peace Australia for Human Rights Week.