20210104gayconversionA Victorian government plan to crack down on churches using prayer to change LGBTI people has been branded as the biggest threat to religious freedom in years, placing Premier Daniel Andrews on a collision course with the nation’s faith groups.

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Source: The Age

20210112G20The 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum theme underscores the need for healing and increased understanding between religions amidst COVID-19 and overcoming inequality.

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Source: PR Newswire

20210113interfaithmarriageA Muslim man was held under a state law passed to address accusations by Hindu nationalists that women are being lured into marriage in order to convert them to Islam.

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Source: New York Times

20210102vmcIn 2020, 71 Victorians were recognised from more than 450 nominations across 15 categories, highlighting the passionate work of individuals and organisations that are strengthening multiculturalism.

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Source: Victorian Multicultural Commission

20210108bahaiAustralian Bahá’ís launch publication on social cohesion after two years of conversations among officials, academics, social actors, and people throughout the country.

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Source: Baha'i World News Service

20200801vicgovtlogoFind information about how COVIDSafe summer restrictions affect religion and ceremony, including weddings and funerals, in Victoria by downloading the Industry Restart Guidelines - Religion and Ceremony.

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Source: State Government of Victoria

20201211 Muslim model Halima Aden quits after being unable to reconcile her beliefs with the industrySomali-American model Halima Aden has announced she will be quitting modeling after feeling she had to compromise her religious beliefs. But how does her experience compare with that of models from diverse backgrounds in Australia?

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Source: SBS

20201215 Attacks on houses of worship are on the rise and interfaith dialogue may combat thisOn Oct. 29, three people were killed in a brutal attack at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice. This assault is the latest in a spate of high-profile attacks on houses of worship since 2015.

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Source: The Conversation

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