20190709pope

In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Roman Catholic Church on Monday cracked open the door to ordaining married, elderly men to the priesthood to meet the pastoral needs of Catholics in remote areas of the Amazon.

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Source: New York Times

20190705buddhistwomen

James Carleton and a panel of ordained women explore the influence of women in Buddhism and discuss contemporary issues surrounding gender and the faith.

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Source: ABC 

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

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