Leaders from various faiths were invited to break fast at a Brisbane mosque over Easter

Brisbane Mosque

It’s often thought food brings people from all walks of life together, but for a mosque in Brisbane’s south — it was fasting.

While Easter celebrations continue across the country, more than 100 people gathered at an interfaith symposium in Stockleigh to not only observe Ramadan but to embrace all religions.

The annual event held by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community included leaders from Hindu, Jewish and Christian faiths, as well as the local Imam.

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“God empowers refugees and displaced people”

Nataliya Kolodiy, a mother and a refugee from UkraineDuring an inter-religious ceremony, refugees, religious leaders, and UN Refugee Agency representatives gathered on 12 December in the Ecumenical Centre chapel to pray, sing, and listen deeply to one another. Titled “This is My Story, This is My History,” the ceremony offered prayers from various traditions including Buddhist, Jewish, Bahá’í, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian.

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Victoria bans display of Nazi Hakenkreuz symbol

swastika ban in Victoria
The Nazi Hakenkreuz symbol is the most widely known Nazi symbol. The distorted version of the Swastika, the Nazi Hakenkreuz symbol, has become a symbol of the Nazi party and its heinous crimes against humanity. Neo-Nazi groups still use this Nazi symbol to intimidate and incite hatred and violence against the Jewish community and other diverse groups. This is fundamentally incompatible with Victoria’s multicultural and multifaith society, which is why as of December 29 2022, it is a criminal offence to publicly display the Nazi Hakenkreuz symbol in Victoria. More information and exceptions to this rule are given herein.

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South Australia: Faith Groups Work Together

Faith Groups Work TogetherSenior religious representatives have recommitted to interfaith harmony at four meetings hosted by the Adelaide Archdiocese. Philippa Rowland, president of the Multifaith Association of SA and chair of Religions for Peace Australia, convened the meetings to discuss the key elements of the Commitment to Interfaith Harmony.

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Prayers for a time of Community Challenges

Prayers for a time of Community ChallengesAustralia is once again facing uncertainty about the future of Covid 19, the security of home and employment, the frailty of the aged and the messy spread and contagion of the Delta variant of Covid-19. Religions for Peace Australia has prepared a video of faith leaders from many traditions offering prayers for a time of uncertainty and Community Challenges.

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Tasmania, June 2016

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In June we will be sharing in Multifaith events of two organisations. The first, Tierra Segrada or Sacred Earth, is a world-wide Multifaith day of prayer and action for the planet and a call to world leaders to commit to a 1.5 degree C limit on global temperature rise. This will be co-ordinated in Hobart by Marilyn Goninon at Scots Memorial Uniting Church, Bathurst St Hobart from 3.00-4.00pm on Sunday 12 June.

Secondly, we will share Tasmanians for Recognition’s Journey for Recognition to be held in Hobart from 12 noon to 2.00pm on 25 June on Parliament House lawns. There will be wet weather backup. There are a number of venues round Tasmania where people are welcome to join the Journey.

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