What It Is Like to Have Interfaith Dialogues

ucm I have been an active member of Multi-Faith Student Council at the University of Minnesota for two years now. I have been fortunate to learn so much about other people and their faith. I am no expert on interfaith dialogues but did pick up some things along the way. The beginning can be awkward because you don’t want to ask dumb questions or seem ignorant. The truth is, there is no such thing as a dumb question. ... Read more...

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12 Interfaith Prayers for Peace

seedsAll people are seeking peace – for one reason or another. Peace in how we relate one to another, peace between adherents of religions, peace between nations, Peace on Earth. These fervent desires, wishes and aspirations rise in every heart. As Gandhi told, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. In this message we bring prayers for peace from the scriptures of many of the world’s spiritual paths and faith traditions.
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Faith at the End of Life

phe Public Health England last week launched a new resource for healthcare professionals and service providers giving guidance about spiritual needs at the end of life. Faith at the End of Life, which focuses on the UK’s six largest religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, promotes a public health approach to death, dying and bereavement, highlighting the importance of community in maintaining and promoting the wellbeing of people who are dying, caring or bereaved. ... Read more...

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Harvard Launches Free Online Class To Promote Religious Literacy

Harvard University seeks to allay widespread misunderstandings about religions around the globe and has launched a free online series to raise religious literacy.





To combat this illiteracy, Moore and five other religion professors from Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Wellesley College are kicking off a free, online series on world religions open to the masses. The courses are being offered via an online learning platform called edX, which Harvard University launched with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012.

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Nostra Aetate: Cordial Relations with Other Religions

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Last October marked the fiftieth anniversary of Nostra aetate (“In Our Time”), the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. There were celebrations in Australia on the signal importance of this document. Commonweal (a Catholic Magazine) has devoted a great deal of space over the years to explaining and exploring the significance of Nostra aetate for Catholic-Jewish relations. Some theologians understood this document opened the door for the Church to accept non-Christian religions. Other theologians did not. You may read the Commonweal article here.




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Yorta Yorta going forward: Shepparton Apology Breakfast, 2016

There is commitment, action and support of the indigenous communities of Shepparton and the Goulburn Murray. Local businesses, local government, the Shepparton Interfaith Network and the Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group are active supporters and participate in the Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group. In this article, we consider recent national reports, activities and the Commemoration of the National Apology, held in Queens Gardens, Shepparton. ... Read more...

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Leadership Victoria Course for Shepparton

lv1 Shepparton Interfaith Network is a partner in the forthcoming New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program to be conducted in Shepparton. The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from new and emerging communities across Victoria to build their leadership skills and capacity in order to contribute to community development. ... Read more...

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Australian Multicultural Games Community Event.

stgroad St George's Road Neighbourhood Plan Committee, Shepparton Police Service and the Ethnic Council present the Australian Multicultural Games Community Event at Victory Park, St Georges Road, on the evening of Friday, 19 February. Come along for an evening of free family fun to celebrate the launch of the St George's Road Neighbourhood Plan. ... Read more...

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Celebration of the 8th Anniversary of the National Apology

sorryshnOn 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, particularly those whose lives had been blighted by the practice of forced child removal. This defining moment in Australian history was the culmination of years of hard work by Indigenous people and their supporters. Shepparton Reconciliation Group invites you to join in the celebration of the 8th Anniversary of the National Apology on the morning of Friday, 12 February, 2016. ... Read more...

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016

2016wihwThe World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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