20190704mandaens

Mandaeans belong to an ancient faith that started in Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq and Iran. As followers of John the Baptist, they're are baptised regularly – always in flowing water. This community uses Penrith's Nepean River.

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Source: ABC 

20190615statementfromtheheart

The Uluru Statement from the Heart outlines the path forward for recognising Indigenous Australians in the nation's constitution.

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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

20190620sikhiftar

In celebration of interfaith unity, Sikh Volunteers Australia celebrated Ramadan with Muslim brethren by serving cooked vegetarian meals at Albanian Islamic centre in Dandenong.

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Source: Singh Station

20190618aboriginalarttomuslims

When Aboriginal people from remote communities grieve, they come together in a camp and bring flowers to lay on graves as an expression of their love and sorrow.

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Source: ABC

20190619UN

On May 28 2019, Poland tabled a UN General Assembly resolution establishing the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on August 22. The resolution was adopted by consensus.

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Source: Forbes

20190616transmyanmar

In Myanmar, trans women are often ignored or abused. But for one week each year, they’re venerated as “spirit wives”.

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Source: ABC

20190607animalssentient

Pet owners who keep their dogs locked up and do not allow them to exercise for longer than one day could face a fine of up to $4,000 under sweeping changes that enshrine animal feelings into ACT law.

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Source: ABC

20190608persecutedchristians

The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near "genocide" levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Source: BBC

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