From 1 July 2022, new Child Safe Standards start in Victoria.

All children have a right to be safe, including when they visit a place of worship. Child Safe Standards have been mandatory in Victoria since 2016, so many organisations already have well-developed child safety frameworks. They are compulsory for a large range of organisations, including faith-based organisations who work or volunteer with children up to the age of 18.

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With the public display of the Nazi Hakenkreuz soon to become banned in Victoria, members of Australia’s Hindu community say they want clearer differentiation between the hate sign and the swastika, a holy symbol in several South Asian religions.

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Source: SBS

 

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Australia’s Anglican bishops have thwarted an attempt by the powerful, conservative Sydney diocese to have the national church affirm that marriage is only between a man and a woman, prompting dire warnings from Sydney’s archbishop that the unity of the Australian church is in peril.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

 

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The use of exclusively masculine language to refer to God is a point of contention for many Christians, including Dr Dorothy Lee, an Anglican priest and Steward Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity College Theological School in the University of Divinity.

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Source: ABC

 

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This book celebrates 25 years of the multi-faith disability and spirituality movement in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Source: Uniting Church in Australia

 

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The Reverend Hoda Ameri was once a devout Muslim who would never have believed that she would make a difference in the lives of Iranian refugees and asylum seekers.

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Source: Melbourne Anglican

 

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Don't look Tina Rahimi in the eyes. It's how she'll bring you down.

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Source: ABC

 

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Whether it's prayer, meditation, tai chi, or just chanting, every major religion weaves some form of contemplative practice into its rituals.

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Source: ABC

 

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