leobaecklogoThe William and Henrietta Kaye Memorial Study in Israel Scholarship 2018-9
Location: Israel
Date: 9 - 21 October 2018
Deadline for scholarship: 18 May 2018

A scholarship fund has been established in the memories of the late Hon. William Kaye AO, and the late Henrietta Kaye AM, long- standing members of the Leo Baeck Centre, to assist people to study in and develop their relationship with Israel. It is particularly intended to assist those who would otherwise struggle to fund such a study visit.

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01051801christianschoolvisitmosqueA Christian school has sparked outrage by asking its female students to wear head scarves when visiting a Muslim mosque.


Source: Daily Mail

01051804indigenousA leading Canberra academic has told the Turnbull government's review into religious freedom that Aboriginals are not adequately protected to practice their religion.


Source: Sydney Morning Herald


Bibles have reportedly been pulled from sale through online bookstores across China, sparking confusion and outrage from frustrated Chinese-Christians on social media amid a tenuous split between the Vatican and Beijing.


Source: ABC

​2018 Summer School in the Christian Sciences
Location: Pontificia Universita Urbaniana, Rome, Italy
Date: July 2 to July 30 2018
Course is for university students or graduates from different religious traditions (non-Christian)

The Pontificia Universita Urbaniana of Rome is organising an initiative for the summer of this year (2018). It is a Summer School in the Christian sciences open for university students or graduates who come from contexts of different religious traditions (non-Christian), aimed at providing a basic knowledge of the Christian culture. The courses provided are at a university level, given by lecturers of the same Pontificia Universita Urbaniana.

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01051802complaintsagainstchaplaincyprogA group of humanist societies has demanded that the Australian Human Rights Commission review the $60m-a-year school chaplains program, claiming it harms freedom of religion.


Source: The Guardian


The 2018 G20 Interfaith Forum will take place 26-28 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The is the fifth annual event in a series of conferences held in relation to the meetings of the international "Group of Twenty" (G20) Economic Summit.


Source: G20.org


Teenagers hold positive views of different faith groups and religious diversity in Australia but opinion shifts when it comes to how religion impacts their lives and the lives of others.


Source: Deakin University

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