Leaders of a Port Melbourne church and a temple that was defaced in a series of attacks against Hindu places of worship, have shared ideas about religious freedom and safety during a joint sermon.
Bishop Philip Huggins
Reflection for I 4give Week: 1-8 February 2023
In reflection of the “I 4give Week” Bishop Philip Huggins writes that Australia has the capacity to be a ‘Continent of Compassion’ embodying the essence of our wisdom traditions and offering to others only what we would be grateful to receive ourselves.
Prayers and Meditation for COP27
We encourage people of all faiths to offer their prayers and meditations towards a beneficial UN COP 27 (the next climate change conference). Our silent prayer and meditation around the world helped the outcome of the Glasgow COP26 through collaboration and inclusion.
About Climate Change and the Federal Election
Bishop Philip Huggins, Director, Centre for Ecumenical Studies, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, writes about climate change, the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the federal election.
The importance and usefulness of Christian meditation practice now
Bishop Philip Huggins – formerly President of the Australian Council of Churches – reflects that the sadness and suffering in the Ukraine have drawn us to prayer and meditation. Here, Bishop Huggins gives an understanding of meditation and the Jesus Prayer.
Religious leaders call on Morrison to free asylum seekers after Djokovic ordeal
Religious leaders are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to extend the same values of his Christian faith to the 70 asylum seekers indefinitely detained in Melbourne.
Remembering Gary Bouma
Bishop Philip Huggins – President of the National Council of Churches Australia – writes of his memory of the Rev. Gary Bouma, a fellow Anglican Minister. When Gary Bouma was the distinguished academic at Monash University, Bishop Huggins was Chaplain at the University.
Queensland: Faith Communities Make Noise For Climate
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.