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Monday, 1 June 2015

Interfaith, multicultural and environment events from Faith Communities Council of Victoria - June 2015

Cross-posted from Beside The Creek, the blog Ballarat Interfaith Network

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June 2015

Upcoming Events

Scarves Story: Gippsland Ethnic Communities Council

4th June 11:00am

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Interfaith Festival: Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network

7th June 12:30pm

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Tour to Places of Worship: Dandenong Interfaith Network

10th June 8:30am

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Tolerance & Respect of other Religions: Lajna Imaillah Victoria

13th June 11:00am

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Annual General Meeting 2015: Council of Christians and Jews (Vic)

14th June 3:00pm

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Tour to Islamic Museum of Australia: Casey Multi-Faith Network

16th June 9:30am

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ISIS, Sectarianism and Islamophobia: Middle East Studies Forum

16th June 10:00am

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Friendship Gathering: Yarra Interfaith Network

20th June 2:30pm

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How Jesus The Faithful Jew became The Christ of Christianity: Council of Christians and Jews Vic

5th July 2:00pm

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Multifaith Future Leaders Program

21st July 5:00pm

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Climate Change Workshop: Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) / Greenfaith

26th July 12:00pm

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Religious Dates & Holidays

Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom (Sikhism)

16th June

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Beginning of the Month of Ramadan (Islam)

18th June

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Ashala Puja / Dharma Day (Buddhism)

2nd July

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Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)

10th July

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Laylat al Qadr – Night of Destiny (Islam)

13th July

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Ancestor Day / Ulambana / Obon- Mahayana) (Buddhism)

13th July

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Eid ul Fitr – End of Ramadan and breaking of the Fast (Islam)

18th July

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Tisha B’Av / Fast of Av (Judaism)

26th July

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Obon (Shintoism)

13th August

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Assumption of Mary (Christianity)

15th August

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Latest news

Interfaith September: Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

 Throughout the month of September, congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia, as well as congregations and groups from other denominations and religions are encouraged to participate in Interfaith September - an initiative to create a community of hospitality, conversation and friendship with people of all faiths in their neighbourhood.

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Listening to the Land (Autumn): Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network

 On Saturday 23rd May 2015, thirty-five people came together at Green's Bush, Main Ridge for the 'Listening to the Land' autumn program.

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Symphony of Peace Prayers: Geelong Interfaith Network

 On Sunday, 17 May 2015, the Geelong Interfaith Network took part in the Symphony of Peace Prayers (SOPP) at Geelong West Town Hall.

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Jewish Bus Tour: Frankston Interfaith Network

 On Wednesday 29 April 2015, twenty nine people departed Frankston Visitor Information centre for a bus tour to the Jewish Museum of Australia, St Kilda and the Progressive Synagogue of Temple Beth Israel, St Kilda followed by a kosher lunch in Elsternwick.

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Faith Communities Council of Victoria on Facebook & Twitter

 Did you know the Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) posts over 200 multifaith events and news articles per year on its website:

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Good Samaritan assaulted after standing up for Muslim women who were abused on Melbourne train
The Age, 26 May 2015

'Bomb proofing' Melbourne Jewish centre: Government funds $500,000 security wall
The Age, 11 May 2015

Prevention better than deradicalisation as number of teenage jihadis grows
The Age, 14 May 2015

Ancient Coptic Orthodox Church develops new high-rise parish in Melbourne CBD
The Age, 4 May 2015

Media Release: State budget announced Andrew's government supports diversity and the arts
Multicultural Arts Victoria, 6 May 2015

Muslim women’s football team to play historic curtain-raiser at MCG
Herald Sun, 12 May 2015

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren in Melbourne
Epoch Times, 14 May 2015

This is our Islam: Ararat Muslims reveal what it is like to be a religious minority in a country town
ABC, 11 May 2015

Monash hospital agrees to female-only doctor requests after complaint
The Age, 6 May 2015


Religious leaders call on Abbott government and Labor to pledge deep carbon cuts
Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2015

This Is Why Australia Has ‘National Sorry Day’
Time, 25 May 2015

Sellicks Hills Buddha: Retreat to attract 20,000 visitors a year
Herald Sun, 18 May 2015

Ingleside’s big landmark is an article of faith and beauty
Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2015

Indigenous oral history honoured by Jewish community
J Wire, 11 May 2015

Australian Megachurch Band Hillsong United Wins Billboard Music Award Ahead of 'Empires' Release
Christian Post, 18 May 2015

Toowoomba residents will put city on show at UNESCO
The Chronicle, 20 May 2015

Far-flung Broken Hill an unlikely base for two young Mormon missionaries
ABC, 16 May 2015


‘Olympics of religions’ receives a preview in Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 April 2015

First Divine Liturgy in 93 Years Held in Historic Greek Orthodox Church in Izmir, Turkey
Pappas Post, 16 May 2015

World's largest temple to be built in India 
The Telegraph, 26 May 2015

Emotional moment for 'Sikh Samaritan'
Daily Mail Australia, 25 May 2015

Dutch cabinet approves partial ban on Islamic veil in public areas
The Guardian, 23 May 2015

The Challenges Faced By Religious Minorities Practicing Their Faith
Malaysian Digest, 8 May 2015

The World’s Religions Bring Compassion to Nepal
Parliament of Religions, 5 May 2015

Articles of Interest

A Day in the Life of the Dalai Lama
Lion’s Roar, 29 May 2015

Inside the World’s Largest Free Kitchen
Munchies, 28 April 2015

Interfaith Collaboration – Walking the Talk, 18 May 2015

Get literate in myth, religion and theology
The Conversation, 20 March 2015

Arlington Cemetery Gravestones Honor America's Fallen Soldiers Of Every (And No) Faith
Huffington Post, 25 May 2015


Islamic Sects

14 Powerful Moments Of Love And Sacrifice That Will Change How You See Hindus And Muslims
Buzz Feed, 22 May 2015


Art as a spiritual practice
ABC Radio, 24 May 2015

Has religion fallen off the radar in Australia?
ABC Radio, 30 April 2015

Flesh and divinity–pagans, Jews and Christians
ABC Radio, 2 April 2015


Baha'i protest
World News Australia, 17 May 2015

Hip-Hop Hijabis: Spitting Rhymes About Being Muslim And Female
18 May 2015


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