20201106a dussehraEvery year, the Dussehra festival at Melbourne’s Sri Durga Temple sees crowds up to 15,000. But in 2020, Melbourne's Dussehra enthusiasts had to make do with a Facebook live event.

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Source: SBS

20201104 kidsprayersEven though places of worship have been closed in Victoria during the coronavirus pandemic, the Victorian Sikh Gurduaras Council (VSGC) has come up with a novel project called 'Kids Ardas', where new videos of children praying for the pandemic to go away are shared every day.

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Source: SBS

20201110 G20interfaithforumAttracting an extraordinary assembly of diverse representatives from world religious and interreligious networks and communities, the seventh annual G20 Interfaith Forum concluded its meetings on Saturday after five days of sessions.

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Source: Novena News

20201112 popeprayerA masked Pope Francis welcomed religious leaders to a socially-distanced interfaith peace prayer Tuesday, appealing for a unified international effort to work for peace and an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Source: Huffington Post

20201106 buddhistvolunteersSince the second wave of coronavirus infections began in Victoria, volunteers from the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple have provided nearly 900 vegan meals to people in the Melbourne suburbs of Footscray and Braybrook.

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Source: SBS

20201111 jewelryPopular Indian jewellery brand Tanishq has withdrawn an advertisement featuring an interfaith couple after a right-wing backlash on social media.

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Source: BBC

20201514 holocaustFacebook is expanding its hate speech policy to include content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust," a major shift for the platform, which has repeatedly come under fire for its inaction on hateful and false information.

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Source: CNN

20201109 100yearsBahai2020 marks 100 years since the introduction of the Baha'i faith to Australia. A milestone hot on the heels of last year’s international bicentenary, marking the birth of the herald of the faith, The Bab.

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Source: ABC

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