Senior leaders from Christian, Muslim and Buddhist faiths will visit key Ministers and MPs in Canberra today to urge the Federal Labor Government to put an end to all new fossil fuel projects in Australia, and to listen to the voices of Pacific Island nations calling for Australia to phase out fossil fuels.
A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights is a presentation by participants – from Australia – at the 2023 Parliament of World Religions in Chicago. Presenters are Bishop Philip Huggins, Adrian Dass and Ayesha Bux. This event will be held online on evening of Monday 30 October 2023, from 7pm, Australian Eastern Daylight time.
Bishop Philip Huggins of the Anglican Archdiocese of Melbourne gives a reflection on the value of human life in the light of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Bishop Philip Huggins of the Anglican Church, Diocese of Melbourne – and Director, Centre for Ecumenical Studies, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (Charles Sturt University) recently participated – as a member of the Elijah Institute – in the Parliament of the World’s Religions, held in Chicago, August 13-19. Here, Bishop Philip shares his reflections on the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.