On October 18th 2014 a seminar took place at Monash University in Melbourne, sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP). The seminar was the first in a series that will explore the role of religion, morality and interdisciplinary perspectives in addressing current moral, humanitarian and peace challenges facing our world and took the view that the best solutions to these challenges can emerge if the diverse perspectives of spiritual leaders, scholars, diplomats, government leaders, experts in geopolitics and leaders of NGOs can be combined.

On Thursday, 9th of October 2014, the Moonee Valley Interfaith Network (MVIN) welcomed over 60 members and guests at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Art Exhibition. 

A priest, a rabbi and an imam walk onto a plane … No, this is not the start of a joke – it actually happened in May this year, when four Christians, four Muslims and four Jews, all from Melbourne, set off on a Joint Jerusalem Journey, the first such interfaith journey from Australia to Jerusalem; a city that is holy to all three Abrahamic faiths.  The purposes of the Journey were to engage in dialogue, study the peace movement in Jerusalem, and to engage in serious discussion about each other’s beliefs.

We, the members of the Victoria Police Multi-Faith Council, are writing to the Victorian community to affirm our rejection of all violence, particularly that which is based on sectarianism.

On Monday 29th September 2014, an informative session was enjoyed at St Augustine's Hall when speakers gave talks about pilgrimages in the many religions of humanity.

During September, congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia, as well as other interested individuals or groups, are encouraged to create a community of hospitality, conversation and friendship with people of all faiths (and no faiths) throughout their neighbourhood.

Registration is now open for the 2014 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference to be held at Mulgrave Community Centre on Sunday, November 23rd 2014. To register for this free event go to vinc.eventbrite.com.au. Please note, places are limited so register early.

On Saturday 13th September, 2014, the Buddhist Council of Victoria and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne co-hosted a conversation on “Care in Prisons and Hospitals” at the Buddhist Society of Victoria’s centre in Malvern East.

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