20231002 thevoice

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis had allowed priests to bless same-sex couples, his most definitive step yet to make the Roman Catholic Church more welcoming to L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics and more reflective of his vision of a more pastoral, and less rigid, church.

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Source: New York Times

 

20231002 thevoice

We recognise, celebrate and appreciate outstanding Victorians and organisations for their service to multicultural Victoria.

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Source: Victorian Multicultural Commission

 

20231002 thevoice

Before agreeing to come, the woman checked with her friends in Gaza to make sure. She was a Palestinian mum, living in Jerusalem, grieving the deaths of five members of her husband’s family killed by Israeli bombs. Was it OK for her to sit and talk with Jews? Her friends told her she should; after this war, you have to live together.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

 

20231002 thevoice

According to the IDEALS survey of college students on 122 U.S. campuses, conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University, Ohio State University and the nonprofit Interfaith America, just 32% of students said they had developed the skills “to interact with people of diverse beliefs.”

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Source: The Conversation

 

20231002 thevoice

Religious and spiritual communities have been recognised by the UN (United Nations) as essential to the fight against climate change, and since January the Interfaith Coordination Group on Climate Change has been preparing for faith-based perspectives to be better integrated into COP28.

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Source: Catholic Church in Australia

 

20231002 thevoice

The Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is celebrated by billions worldwide, and while customs vary in different cultures, the universal theme of the holiday is love and joy.

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Source: CBS News

 

On Sunday November 19th 2023, approximately 265 people gathered at the Coburg Town Hall, for the 2023 Victorian Interfaith Networks Festival. The event was hosted by City of Merri-bek and Merri-bek Interfaith Network, in association with the Faith Communities Council of Victoria.

20231002 thevoice

Saturday, 28 October saw the Lebanese Muslim Association in collaboration with participating masjids around Australia conduct the 10th National Mosque Open Day.

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Source: Australian Muslim Times

 

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