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In Australia, cross-cultural research suggests that Australian Muslims have surpassed Asians as one of the country's most marginalised religious and ethnic groups.... Read more...
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Islam and Muslims today suffer unjustly from a bad reputation. This new book opens ways of understanding, albeit more important as understanding is needed by many in our community in this day, this age. This simple and readable introduction to the salient points of Islam aid comprehension and understanding of the fundamentals of Islam as a religion for one who knows little.
Islam and Islamists (what does that word Islamists mean? It means, unfortunately, whatever the users of that word mean, usually in a pejorative sense) are frequently depicted in extremist violent acts. This creates a distorted view of a religion of peace; for media coverage of criminal terrorist activities carried out by a tiny minority of extremist elements in the last decade or so, does little to promote a positive stereotype of Islam and Muslims let alone, understand that these people seek peace with their neighbours, and with the world.
The Columban Mission Institute has re-printed Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About Islam by Professor John L. Esposito to counter the negative stereotypes and prejudices and to provide accurate information on Muslims and Islam.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001, Professor Esposito was called upon to address a wide range of audiences seeking explanation of those events. He collated the pressing questions that his audiences constantly asked him and published his answers in What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam. The book is the result of his many years of study, scholarship, lecturing, publishing and dialogue with Muslims. His answers are clear, direct, balanced, and informative.
In the 29 page booklet, the nearly one hundred questions and answers are whittled down to ten core questions and answers. For those who need to start with the basics, these are answers to the top ten most urgent questions about Islam that are on everyone's mind.
We are delighted that this effort to promote better understanding is already proving very popular. In the last month alone we have moved nearly five hundred booklets - one Catholic bishop bought copies for every priest, lay pastoral leader and lay leader in his diocese; a secondary school teacher bought copies for every student in Year 11; and many others have bought multiple copies to pass on to family, friends and colleagues.
It is a valuable resource for teachers, catechists, parish workers and social workers.
The $4 price tag is deliberately minimal to ensure that the book is affordable to everyone and out of reach of no one. In our 21st century globalized world where Muslims and Christians together make up over fifty percent of the world's population, we can no longer afford to be ignorant about each other.
Click here to download the Flyer and Order Form
Phone, Fax, E-Mail or Mail the Columban Mission Institute to place your order:
Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations
Locked Bag 2002
Strathfield NSW 2135
Phone: (02) 9352 8000
Fax: (02) 9746 8033
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Social Cohesion in Australia is always improved when religions jointly seek harmony.... Read more...
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"What does it mean to be a Buddhist in America today and where will we take Buddhism tomorrow?", asks this author. Blue Jean Buddha - as a title - captures the broad scope of Buddhist practitioners today in the western world - garbed not in the robes of monks and nuns, but rather everyday wear.... Read more...
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Social Diversity is an essential element in a living, breathing multicultural society. This diversity extends to embracing the different religious traditions which make their home in a nation.... Read more...
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Nearly a hundred prominent men and women from every religious tradition and around the globe here share a favorite prayer, while reflecting on its personal meaning.
Contributors to this book of prayers come from Christianity, Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Daoism, Judaism, Tibetan Buddhism and Indigenous religions, Interfaith Ministers and practitioners and Sikhism.... Read more...
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The Rumi Concert was performed for the first time in Australia, and recorded live, at St Michael's Uniting Church, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne on August 31, 2007.... Read more...
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The Golden Rule Poster is now being distributed in an Australian version, which includes an Australian Aboriginal Ethic among the 13 religions on the poster.... Read more...
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An informal, thought provoking evening of talks was sponsored by Shepparton Interfaith Network as part of the Emerge on the Goulburn Festival, 2013.... Read more...
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A morning tea to celebrate our diverse community will be held to coincide with Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day at SPC Ardmona KidsTown on Thursday 21 March 2010 from 10.30am.... Read more...
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An insight into what life would have been like for the thousands of children involved in Britain's child migration schemes can be experienced in the travelling exhibition "On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants".... Read more...
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Local identity Nancy Hawkin's book Dreams for a World in Harmony will be launched at Shepparton Library on Harmony Day, 21 March 2013.... Read more...
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Produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria as part of the Emerge on the Goulburn Festival, Destination: Shepparton is a unique short film project encompassing documentary, digital storytelling and animation.... Read more...
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A Conversation on recognition of First Australians in our Constitution will be held at Sheila Inc Design Centre, 52-54 Binney St., Euroa at 6.30 p.m. on March 14th.... Read more...
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World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event in the first week of February each year. For the 2013 celebration in Parliament House, Melbourne, Shepparton Interfaith Network was one of the sponsors.... Read more...
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Learning from Joseph Furphy's Spirituality was the topic of Guest Speaker Pat Crudden, at the Annual General Meeting of the Shepparton Interfaith Network.... Read more...
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Noted speaker on studies and writings of Joseph Furphy, Pat Crudden commenced his talk at the Annual General Meeting of the Shepparton Interfaith Network with an overview of Joseph Furphy's Life and Works.... Read more...
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