Friday Prayers for Christchurch at Shepparton Mosque

All in Greater Shepparton are invited to gather at Shepparton’s Albanian Mosque on Acacia St on Friday following afternoon prayers, around 2:10pm. The gathering is in response to the mass murders in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, Albanian Moslem Society of Shepparton president Enver Sabri said.

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Sacred Festivals in Cultural Diversity Week

Several religious festivals occur on Thursday 21 March, which is also International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In Australia, we celebrate this week as Cultural Diversity Week. Shepparton Interfaith Network will collaborate with Shepparton Uniting Church to deliver a Multifaith Prayer Service on Thursday, March 21.
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Judaism: Purim

Purim is an unusual Jewish holiday in many respects. First, Esther is the only biblical book in which God is not mentioned. Second, Purim, like Hanukkah, is viewed as a minor festival according to Jewish custom, but has been elevated to a major holiday as a result of the Jewish historical experience. In 2019, Purim will be celebrated on March 21st.
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31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment


In the month of March, the World Council of Churches is encouraging its fellowship and partners to join the Lott Carey “31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment,” which is also the 7th Anniversary Global Women’s Prayer Guide. The guide features 31 days of prayer that support justice and equality for women.

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Online Course on Interreligious Dialogue

KAICIID’s Dialogue Knowledge Hub (DKH) is pleased to offer the eight-week online course in interreligious dialogue for religious leaders, decision makers, Inter-religious dialogue practitioners and educators. Through a series of assignments, lectures and online forums, participants will learn the history of interreligious dialogue, methodologies, and tools for using dialogue to foster peace, mutual respect and social cohesion.
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Judaism: What Is a Blessing?

Yet we often do ask for a blessing from others; receiving the blessing of a person we respect or admire–often our parents, whether or not they are even alive–can have immense power and significance for us. After witnessing one person bless another, the poet Dan Bellm wrote: “I thought about this scene for a long time afterward, wondering, ‘What is a blessing?’ and really wanting one. Was this only an exchange between two people, or was something more present-something else? When people meet closely and truly, when a person blesses another, is God present? What is a blessing?

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