On Sunday November 12th, around 240 people gathered at Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo for the 2017 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference. The event was hosted by the Bendigo Interfaith Council and the City of Greater Bendigo, in association with the Faith Communities Council of Victoria.

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Ulumbarra Theatre - Bendigo

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cplogoThe Religious Short Film Prize is an opportunity for film-makers to explore the religious quest through a powerful contemporary medium. The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture has initiated this venture as part of its commitment to promoting the lively interaction between the arts, religion, faith and culture. A prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the winning entry.

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Source: Creativity Pillar

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A special Lutheran and Catholic joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation took place on Saturday night (28 October) at St John’s Lutheran Church Southgate.

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Source: Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission

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Muslim women were encouraged to share stories of resilience with the wider community at a forum organised by Uniting through Faiths.

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Source: Crosslight

11117 torahMembers of the Australian Parliament, government ministers, foreign diplomats, local Jewish residents and guests gathered in the country’s capital city to celebrate the completion of a new Torah scroll.

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Source: Chabad.org

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Diwali or Deepavali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists, all in different ways with different meanings. See images and videos of celebrations from around the world.

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Source: Metro

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Representatives of Victoria’s leading religions gathered on the steps of Parliament to deliver a joint statement to Deputy Premier, James Merlino, regarding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

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Source: Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission

11117 04mcchristianMore than a third of Australian churchgoers were born overseas, according to the latest National Church Life Survey report.

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Source: ABC

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