SYDNEY: The enduring legacy of Prophet Abraham (as) was analysed at an interfaith symposium held on Sunday 20 September at the University of Western Sydney, Bankstown campus.
The fluid tones of an Aboriginal language resounded in the Baha’i Temple in Sydney on 6 September 2015 as the Australian Baha’i Choral Festival choir sang a translation of scripture revealed by Baha’u’llah.
Baha’is from across Australia will be heading to Sydney in September to sing in the acoustically spectacular Baha’i Temple, an Ingleside icon above the city’s northern beaches.
A number of religious groups and leaders have signed an open letter to the New South Wales Premier calling for reforms of how coal mining is managed in the state.
SYDNEY: With the background of anti-Muslim rallies being held by extremists in many cities of Australia, a number of speakers at the recently held conference at UWS warned that right-wing extremism was emerging as an equal, if not greater, threat than Muslim radicalisation in Australia.
“Advancing Community Cohesion” conference was held from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 July at The University of Western Sydney supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Religions for Peace NSW Branch met at Parliament House, Sydney on 2 June. The speaker for Reconciliation Week was Dr Damien Freeman.
The 51st Annual Congress of Muslims Australia (AFIC), the national umbrella body of the Australian Muslim community was held in Sydney recently, and Mr Hafez Kassem (pictured left) from Sydney, was unanimously re-elected as the President for an-other term.
The Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts conference provides papers and presentations from artists, writers, musicians, academics and religious participants who are interested in the interplay between the arts and the sacred.
NSW: The value of dialogue – UCA Christian Jewish Dialogue 40th meeting
The dialogue between the Uniting Church and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry demonstrates that if you work hard enough and long enough at interfaith-relations, you build a solid foundation of trust and respect.
Speakers from various religious backgrounds focussed on the role of religion in advancing gender equality when they addressed a reception following a service at the Baha’i Temple in Sydney on 29 March to mark International Women’s Day.
The Australian Bahá’í Community will conduct an observance of International Womens Day at the Mona Vale Temple on Sunday 29 March 2015. (This celebration has been deferred due Bahá’í Fast and Bahá’í New Year.)
In Conversation : Religious Freedom In A Secular & Multicultural Society is an Interfaith panel discussion hosted by St James Institute and Affinity Intercultural Foundation. St James Institue and Affinity Intercultural Foundation co-host a discussion between Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, a Christian and a Muslim.
Members of Religions for Peace NSW Branch met at Parliament House. Discussion included the Sydney siege and the interfaith response to it, inter-religious events that had taken place or were coming up, as well as the various issues being tackled by the different faith communities such as domestic violence and the plight of refugees.
The NSW Council of Christians and Jews presents an evening with Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple, on “Peter and Paul; Scribes and Pharisees”.
The Sunday service at the Baha’i House of Worship in Sydney on 21 December will be dedicated to prayers for the innocent lives lost this week in Sydney and elsewhere in the world, and for the unity of the entire Australian community.
An interfaith service will be held tomorrow, 19 December, at St Mary’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Rd, Sydney at 9am in memory of the victims of the Sydney Siege.
Religious leaders are joined together in prayer as a hostage incident in Sydney was unfolding and urged their followers to do the same. Members of Religions for Peace NSW Branch attended a multifaith prayer service at Lakemba Mosque.
Members of the Religions for Peace NSW Branch paid a visit to the Sikh Mission Centre in Austral, in the outer western suburbs of Sydney.