NOW OPEN - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE HUME INTERFAITH NETWORK EXECUTIVE
On Sunday March 26, women formed a human chain along Westminster Bridge to remember the victims of the attack on March 22. Many of those present were Muslim, wearing blue as a symbol of hope and peace.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's upcoming speaking tour to Australia is not the first time she has visited the country, but it's the first time there has been significant public opposition, as a group of high-profile Australian Muslim women have launched a petition against the outspoken Dutch-American activist, claiming she "does not speak for us."
The Not-So Holy Comedy Debate at Melbourne Town Hall, co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Islamic Council of Victoria, with the Topic “North vs.South: North is better than the South”, was held on 20 March 2017.
Max Conlon loves painting the Bible. The well-known Aboriginal artist from the Kabi Kabi tribe in Cherbourg, Queensland, sees his biblical paintings as a tool to serve God and share Christ.
Source: Eternity News
Naw-Ruz, also spelled Nowruz as well as other variants, is an ancient Persian holiday celebrating the new year. It is one of only two festivals mentioned by Zoroaster in the Avesta, the holy Zoroastrian scriptures. It is also celebrated as a holy day by the Baha'i Faith. In addition, other Iranians (Persians) also commonly celebrate it as a secular holiday.
Landlords who refuse to rent homes to Muslim tenants and employers who shun Catholics or any other religious denomination will be committing an offence under a proposed widening of the race-hate laws.
Source: The Daily Telegraph
Regional development Minister Jaala Pulford has announced a $2.5 million funding injection to go towards the completion of Bendigo’s Great Stupa of Universal Compassion.
Source: Bendigo Advertiser
Satbir Singh Kahlon is an Officer Cadet in the Australian Army Reserve based at Melbourne University Regiment. He previously worked for the Australian Defense Force as a Multicultural Ambassador.
Source: Indian Link
Freedom of thought, speech and religion are among a list of individual freedoms to be recognised as part of Australia’s first multicultural statement to redefine the country’s national identity.
Source: The New Daily
The restored tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been interred after his crucifixion will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Source: The Guardian
Young people can lead the way towards interfaith unity by showing their elders what an inclusive society looks like.
This was a theme that emerged from the ‘Journeys of Culture and Faith, Stories of Us’ forum that took place at Darebin Intercultural Centre during Cultural Diversity Week.