Shepparton Interfaith Network urges all Australians to celebrate the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.Continue reading
Bendigo residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse at a community information forum on Wednesday 23 July.Continue reading
The World Council of Churches (WCC) announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City. At the summit, organized together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage international and political leaders to address concretely the causes and consequences of climate change.Continue reading
The SADAAT Foundation will conduct a Community Iftaar (Traditional Breaking of Fast) in the Sacred month of Ramadan on Saturday, 19 July at 4:30pm.
The Sathya Sai Organisation, Victoria East Region in collaboration with City of Whitehorse and the City of Glen Eira presented an All-Faith Musical Festival at the Kel Watson Theatre at Forest Hill College, Forest Hills. Shepparton Interfaith Network was present and participated.Continue reading
On behalf of the faith communities of the Shepparton Interfaith Network and the Goulburn Valley, we extend our warmest wishes to the Islamic Communities of the Goulburn Valley during the holy month of Ramadan.Continue reading
The Bendigo Council has approved plans for the city's first mosque, despite fierce opposition from some locals who claim the council has failed to protect them from terrorists. There was a large police presence at the meeting to maintain order.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was observed in Greater Shepparton. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seeks to prevent elder abuse incidents by giving targeted information and encouraging community participation on a broad scale. The day is about all of us working together to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older people wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action.Continue reading
Greater Shepparton City Council is inviting representatives from local service organisations to attend a free short course on reducing race-based discrimination for health. The two day short course will equip participants to build leadership and skills in organisations and communities to address race-based discrimination and to develop a greater appreciation of the benefits of cultural diversity.Continue reading
Several years of planning and co-operation between Shepparton Interfaith Network and Greater Shepparton City Council came to fruition with the opening of the Council's Multi Faith Prayer and Contemplation Room at the Welsford St offices.Continue reading
Besa: The Promise is the intergenerational story of an Albanian Muslim who risked their lives to save Jewish people during World War II. The film has been cited as a lesson in interfaith cooperation.Continue reading
Members of the Shepparton Interfaith Network attended the 2014 Anzac Day ceremonies in Shepparton. Attendance at Shepparton’s Anzac Day dawn service has dramatically increased in recent years.Continue reading
Many community groups in Greater Shepparton have come together to examine the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, and to respond to these changes.
Faith Groups and officers of the Shepparton Interfaith Network have repeatedly participated in anti-racism enquires and reports and support all measures to facilitate harmonious relations and a lived cultural diversity, side by side in Greater Shepparton, be it in orchards, in the cannery, be it on the farms, in the industries, in our retail shopping areas. Greater Shepparton has a strong track record in promoting cultural diversity and harmony.Continue reading
The Bendigo Bank is standing by its decision to close the account of a protest group which is fighting plans to build a mosque in the Victorian city of Bendigo.
The Bendigo Bank last week informed the Stop the Mosque group that it was closing the group's account, saying the bank only wants to do business with organisations that share its values.Continue reading
A lot of attention has been paid to the low reporting of religion in the 2011 Census of all household dwellings in Australia. The Bureau of Census reports that there is a high frequency of nones - that is, no religion reported. This raises a number of questions about the Census and what is actually practiced in Australia.Continue reading
Ballarat Interfaith Network has come out in full support of the planned mosque for Ballarat. The Shepparton Interfaith Network supports the building of a Mosque for all the peoples of Ballarat and Districts. One the key concerns of the local interfaith network has been the presence of a place of worship for the Islamic communities of Ballarat.Continue reading
As a young boy, Bendigo resident Usman used to visit the local mosque in Pakistan with his father. Not so keen on attending, he remembers spending more time on the streets playing than praying and cheekily running into the back of the mosque to turn off the lights.Continue reading
For years, the Bendigo Muslim community has been pushing for a local mosque. The Shepparton Interfaith Network along the Islamic Faith Communities support the building of a mosque for the amenity of all peoples in Bendigo.
Carols by Candlelight will be held at Queens Gardens, Shepparton, on Sunday, 23 December beginning at 6.30pm
Maria Vamaikou, Federal Member for Calwell, Chair of Standing Committee on Migration, gave account of the efforts of students and Teachers at Good Samaritan Primary School on raising awareness of Refugees.Continue reading