gary bouma

We are saddened by the news of the recent passing of our dear friend, Professor Gary Bouma AM.

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20211013 internationaldayThe International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, observed on August 22, emphasises the significance of aiding victims of religious persecution as part of the UN’s efforts to promote Human Rights related to religious or belief freedom.

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Source: News 18

20211010 orthodoxOne of the oldest synagogues in the world is the Altneuschul in Prague, which was completed in 1270. The synagogue’s attic is said to hold the body of the mythical Golem of Jewish folklore.

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Source: The Age

20211003 profgaryboumaReligions for Peace Australia recalls Prof. Gary Bouma – former Deputy Chair of Religions for Peace Australia – Deputy Vice Chancellor at Monash University and Chair of the Melbourne Board of the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

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Source: Religions for Peace

20211006Victorian COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar has apologised to Melbourne’s Jewish population after he mentioned members of the Orthodox community were among those who tested positive during a coronavirus briefing, saying it was a “poor choice of words”.

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Source: The Age

20211011 muslimartistWhen Fatima Killeen discovered she’d won the Australian Muslim Artists Art Prize 2021, it was too early to call her family in Morocco.

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Source: SBS

20211012 jainismJainism is one of the world’s oldest religions, originating in India at least 2,500 years ago.

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Source: Pew Research Centre

20211005 houseofworshipjainismIn the early 2000s, the Jain community in Melbourne was still a fledgling one. Yet they were able to knit together as a group in ways other diasporic relationships do.

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Source: The Indian Sun

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