Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

islamic declaration on climate changeIslamic leaders have issued a clarion call to 1.6bn Muslims around the world to work towards phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a 100% renewable energy strategy. The grand mufti’s of Lebanon and Uganda endorsed the Islamic declaration on climate change, along with prominent Islamic scholars and teachers from 20 countries, at a symposium in Istanbul.

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Religion and Family Violence – Muslim Women’s View

Religious groups should not be able to promote the belief that men are superior to women if Australia wants to address family violence, an inquiry has heard. The use of religion to justify gender inequality or violence against women has largely been ignored in Australia, Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence heard on Tuesday. The Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights submission to the Royal Commission leaves no stone unturned in examining aspects of violence in CALD communities. ... Read more...

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Discussion Paper: Citizenship

people walkingUnderstanding the factors that underpin social cohesion is crucial to maintaining a functional society and positive future outlook. Since 2007, the Scanlon Foundation has supported Australia’s largest study, monitoring the nation’s attitudes on the issues influencing our cohesion. The Scanlon Foundation has released a discussion paper on Citizenship in order that we might address the concerns about social cohesion. ... Read more...

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Islamic Society of Albury-Wodonga submits plans for bigger mosque

THE Islamic Society of Albury-Wodonga is proposing a major redevelopment of its Lavington place of worship. The society has submitted a development application to Albury Council to demolish its existing converted weatherboard house in Wagga Road which has been its base since 2013. ... Read more...

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Survey: Australian National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care

The Australian National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care project aims to develop and evaluate pastoral and spiritual care guidelines that can be used in residential care and home care to provide spiritual care and support to older people and their families/representatives. As Australia has a rapidly ageing population planning for care is needful, and essential in rural Australia in places such as the Goulburn Valley. The survey would benefit immensely if peoples from all different faiths were to participate and give input. ... Read more...

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