022018VMCcommissionerMelbourne’s African community has been “hammered” by weeks of political furore over youth crime and claims of “gang” violence are not helping, the Victorian multicultural commissioner says.

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Source: The Guardian

logo 200pxMulticultural and Multifaith Victoria supports our fellow Australians of African descent

A statement from the Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism

Victoria's diverse faith and multicultural communities are extremely concerned and disappointed by the media reporting, unhelpful statements by politicians and public debate surrounding youth crime in Victoria, which appears to target and make scapegoats out of the Victorian African community, and the South Sudanese community in particular.

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022018copticchurchAustralia's Coptic Orthodox community celebrates Christmas with services that also pay tribute to the lives lost in recent terror attacks.

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Source: SBS

wihwWhen is it?  World Interfaith Harmony Week is celebrated annually on the first week of February (February 1st to February 7th).

What is it about? World Interfaith Harmony Week aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith and non-faith. It provides a platform, one week in the year, where people of every group can recognize their common values, build ties with each other, and work alongside one another to bring peace and harmony to their communities.

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022018vmcreportThe Victorian Multicultural Commission's Annual Report, showcasing the core work of the Commission and its achievements for 2016-2017, is now available.

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Source: Victorian Multicultural Comission

022018edsantowThe Australian human rights commissioner, Ed Santow, will compile submissions for the upcoming religious freedom inquiry under Philip Ruddock.

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Source: The Guardian

30111705ascanlonThis report presents the findings of the tenth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2017.

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Source: Scanlon Foundation

logo 200pxThe Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) has issued the following statement on the prevention of family violence and violence against women. 

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Source: FCCV

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