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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Climate Change: The future is in our hands, for our children’s children’s children

National Council of Churches in Australia logo “As people of faith, we need to know, in detail, how our Federal Government and Opposition will respond to this Report with appropriate policies and budgeting” says Bishop Philip Huggins, President of National Council of Churches in Australia and Patron of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.

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Tasmania – July/August 2021

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Greetings of peace! We hope that all of your families and friends here and overseas are well and safe as the world battles with COVID and all its variants.  We continue to hold everyone in our thoughts and prayers… especially at such a time people of faith hold on to the light of spiritual hope, knowing that compassion and lovingkindness can be a powerful means of helping one another through all these difficulties.

In August, we commemorate Hiroshima Day and Religions for Peace Tasmania will join the gathering to be held at 11-12noon on 7 August on Parliament House Lawns in Hobart.

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Tasmania – May 2021

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Greetings of Peace! Our gratitude continues for our great fortune in being (mostly) free from the ravages of the pandemic and our loving thoughts go to other countries in the world, especially India at the moment, where there is such suffering.

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Sacred People – Sacred Earth: climate action is crucial to economic prosperity


On March 11, all over the world – and in many places in Australia – people took action to proclaim our Earth is a Sacred Earth, and we must care for the Earth – as people of faith. If we fail to care for the Earth, then we fail ourselves, our community, our society, our nation, our Earth. To be people of faith in Ausrtralia is to be multifaith, and multifaith Australia cares for our Earth and proclaims: This is a Sacred Earth.

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Australia: Sacred People, Sacred Earth

Sacred People - Sacred EarthPeople of all faiths are speaking with one voice in Australia and joining in the International Day of Climate Justice with Greenfaith International. At 11:00 am in every state, people of faith will join in ringing of bells for the climate, prayer, meditation and peaceful messaging. This activity involves Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Quakers and many other people of faith.

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Queensland: Faith Communities Make Noise For Climate

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More than one hundred Australian faith communities will ‘sound the alarm’ for the climate as part of a major global multi faith Day of Action on Thursday 11 March at 11am local time. Churches will ring bells, Rabbis will sound the shofar, Imams will call the Azan and other groups are holding silent vigils to draw attention to a series of demands of Prime Minister Scott Morrison for climate justice.

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Victoria, Tasmania: Living the Change

Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE on Sunday 6 December 2020 where we will be working together towards creating a flourishing world for all. We gather as members of diverse faith communities and those who care for our planet to share our stories of change, transformation, and regeneration. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia, Cultural Infusion and United Religions Initiative.

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Sacred People, Sacred Earth – TEDx kickoff

Greenfaith LogoOn 18 November, in six multi-faith TEDx events around the globe, people of faith and conscience at the grassroots are kicking off organizing for the biggest-ever faith-climate day of action – Sacred People, Sacred Earth.

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South Australia: International Day of Peace

Multifaith Association of South Australia LogoThe Multifaith Association of South Australia, in collaboration with Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Living the Change, Pinnacle College and Multicultural Youth Education Support Services will celebrate International Day of Peace at Pinnacle College, Elizabeth East, on Saturday 19 September from 2:00pm

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Tasmania – July 2020

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Greetings of Peace! We hope everyone is moving through the winter with a level of wellness, warmth and well-being.

We know that, while we are doing well with respect to COVID-19 at the moment in Tasmania, people in other places are not so lucky and many of us will have connections with those in other places who are sick or anxious. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and with them.

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Tasmania – March 2020

Tasmania LogoGreetings of Peace!In March 2020, Religions for Peace Tasmania will join with the Tasmanian Muslim Community Association and the Hobart Muslim community to honour the victims and martyrs on the first anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque attack. The event will be held on Sunday 15th March 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hobart Mosque, 166 Warwick Street, West Hobart. 

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World Interfaith Harmony Week: Bushfires and the Climate Crisis

Interfaith Centre of MelbourneThe Interfaith Centre of Melbourne will join faith leaders and special guests for interfaith dialogue on this 10th Anniversary of the World Interfaith Harmony Week:   Bushfires and the Climate Crisis: How do we make 2020 a transformative year for all creation? at St Michael’s Church, Melbourne from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm on Monday March 2, 2020

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Multi-faith Leaders Push Australian Government to Act on Climate Change

Members of the Peoples Climate AssemblyThe People’s Climate Assembly (PCA), co-hosted by multi-faith leaders from the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), gathered outside Parliament House in Canberra on 4 February, calling on the Australian government to take action on climate change. As a part of the peaceful protest, Anglican priest Fr. Rod Bower led an interfaith mourning ritual for victims of the widespread bushfires that have razed large areas of Australia. The ceremony of mourning was organized by the Canberra Interfaith Forum and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

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Canberra: Faithful speak out at People’s Climate Assembly after bushfires

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Buddhists, Anglicans, Catholics, Muslims, Quakers and people of other faiths joined thousands of concerned Australians in Canberra during the first sitting week of Parliament to stand up for meaningful action on climate change.

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