The Census of Population and Housing provides a snapshot of Australia's people and their dwellings. It provides the basis for estimating Australia's population which is used to distribute government funds and plan services. The Census helps Australians understand who we are, where we live and how we are changing.
The first Census was held in 1911 and since 1961 they have been conducted every five years. Australia's seventeenth national Census of Population and Housing will be held on Tuesday, 9 August 2016.
Muslims and Christians joined in Friday prayer at the mosque in the Normandy town where an elderly priest was slain this week, with one imam chastising the extremists as non-Muslims who are “not part of civilization” or “humanity.”
Source: Al Arabiya
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (EIC) of the Archdiocese of the Catholic Church co-hosted the twelfth Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner on Sunday at the Catholic Leadership Centre.
We watched with sadness and horror the tragic events of the last days of Ramadan and can’t imagine how difficult they were for you.
We know that there is wide consensus that these terrorist attacks are largely political and that Islam is being distorted and manipulated for political and ideological purposes.
Source: JCMA Website
The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has joined the Lebanese Muslim Association in condemning One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
On Friday 15 July, Turkey witnessed a coup attempt by sections of the military, which has left hundreds dead and over a thousand injured.
The attempt has been successfully thwarted with the government back in control.
Source: AIS Website
In an attempt to turn away from polarization and politics, a group of Jews, Muslims, and Christians will be setting up a joint house of worship in Jerusalem.
The prayer hall will be open to the public between September 5th to the 11th.
Source: World Economic Forum
According to a study by the Pew Research Centre, most of the world's major religious groups are expected to rise in absolute numbers by 2050, with Islam set to overtake Christianity and become the world’s dominant religion by 2070.
Source: World Economic Forum
A theme park in the US state of Kentucky has unveiled a 510-foot-long (155 metre-long) wooden model of Noah's Ark.
The ark was built by Christians who said they believe the biblical story was a historical event.
This multi-faith Australasian Conference ( 21 - 23 August 2016) is a rare opportunity to bring together people interested in understandings of sacred texts, and the experiences of people with disabilities and carers within the context of faith.
The Conference will draw on the wisdom of all faiths, and will deepen our understanding of the many aspects of disability and spirituality. We are interested in your experience, research, practice, and ideas and knowledge. Among the themes explored will be ethics, care, inclusion in faith communities, friendship, discrimination, love, justice, liberation.