Picnic for Peace

Much has happened around the world in recent weeks. Paris, Lebanon, Punjab, Africa. The media is filled with news that is not peaceful. In response, Shepparton Interfaith Network, in collaboration with community stakeholders, is collaborating to provide a Picnic for Peace at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton on Sunday 29 November from 5PM.

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Resilience Building Information Session at GOTAFE

Community representatives and stakeholders from many organisations attended a Building Resilience Information session presented by Dr Hass Dellal and Lynn McCain of the Australian Multicultural Foundation at the GOTAFE Harder Auditorium on Tuesday 18 November. ... Read more...

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Where there are Muslims, there is much disdain for ISIS

Recent attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have once again brought terrorism and Islamic extremism to the forefront of international relations. According to newly released data that the Pew Research Center collected in 11 countries with significant Muslim populations, people from Nigeria to Jordan to Indonesia overwhelmingly expressed negative views of ISIS. ... Read more...

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Australia’s Changing Attitudes To Immigration

The Scanlon Foundation surveys, for the first time in Australian research, provide an annual measure of attitudes to immigration, cultural diversity and social cohesion.

The eighth national survey was conducted in 2015, with total respondents now numbering more than 25,000. The results provide a deep understanding of the constant and changing elements in national attitudes to cultural diversity and ethnicity. Members of the Shepparton Interfaith Network participated in this survey.
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Declaration for the Dignity and Human Rights of Women

The 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City commenced with the Women's Assembly. The Parliament of the World's Religions has produced a Declaration for the Dignity and Human Rights of Women. We bring you the declaration along with its preamble and introduction. Readers may sign the Declaration. ... Read more...

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Declaration on War, Hate, Hate Speech and Violence

The 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City has considered violence in all its forms, in all walks of life. The Parliament of the World's Religions has produced a Declaration War, Hate, Hate Speech and Violence. We bring you the declaration with its observations and call to action. Readers may sign the Declaration. ... Read more...

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Congo Week 2015, Shepparton

Congo Week will be celebrated in Shepparton for the first time, next week. A week-long series of events at St Paul's Lutheran Church and African House includes documentary films, information sessions, discussions, music and prayers. All events are FREE and held at St Paul's African House at 54 Poplar Avenue, Shepparton. ... Read more...

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Countering Violent Extremism Requires a Whole-of-Community Approach

Countering violent extremism in Australia is a difficult task, fraught with political, cultural and religious sensitivities, exacerbated by social tensions and lack of understanding across various communities. One unintended consequence of the desire to secure our nation has been to heighten these tensions and divisions in many communities across Australia.

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Shepparton Multicultural Film Festival

Shepparton Multicultural Film Festival The first Shepparton Multicultural Film Festival will be take place at the Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, with a formal launch on Friday 23 October at 6.30PM. There will be 5 sessions in the film festival, with screenings on Friday evening, Saturday 24 October at 1:30PM and 4PM and Sunday 25 October at 2PM and 4:30PM. ... Read more...

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