Vatican: Tolerance can’t be set against Religious Freedom

Vatican official Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, undersecretary for Relations With States, gave one talk at the opening of at the Conference on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, held Dec. 14 in Vienna. Mgr Camilleri concludes that the Church serves all, despite religious affiliation, and that religious freedom is an essential element of a thriving society and culture.

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Shepparton, Australia: UN World Day of Tolerance 2016



UN World Day of Tolerance is celebrated worldwide each year on 16 November. The Shepparton Interfaith Network, in collaboration with Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District conducted an observance of Tolerance Day at the Senior Citizens Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton.

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Lucky country needs all faiths standing up

Graham Ashton, Commissioner of Victorian PoliceVictorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says it is time for Victorians of all faiths to stand together, and focus on the common bonds and values which unite us, not the points of difference on which ignorance can prosper and fuel division. Tolerance and multiculturalism are values which should be respected by all elements in our community, Commissioner Ashton writes. ... Read more...

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Shepparton has runs on the board when it comes to Tolerance

Frank Purcell

In the wake of the Sydney siege and its potential backlash against Muslims, Shepparton academic and retired priest Frank Purcell remained positive and pointed to the lessons of history.

‘‘Australia has a long tradition of tolerance — and Shepparton is 50 years ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to accepting people from different religions and cultures,’’ Mr Purcell said.

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United Nations Observance at Kidstown: World Day of Tolerance

UN World Day of Tolerance is celebrated worldwide each year on 16 November. This year, the World Day of Tolerance will be observed in Shepparton at Kidstown on Friday, 14 November commencing at 12:00PM. Schools and Community Organisations around Shepparton will be participating, and the event is supported jointly by Shepparton Interfaith Network and Ethnic Communities of Shepparton and District. ... Read more...

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