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A Christian reflection on Ramadan.

Dozens of items from the Vatican’s Anima Mundi Museum are part of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia (20 April - 22 July) that seeks to explore Islamic faith and culture. Read more

On the celebration of the Buddhist feast of Vesakh, the Vatican invites the world’s Buddhists and Christians to work together to combat corruption which involves the abuse of positions of power for personal gain. Read more

Young Australian Muslims seem to be on their feet. They are not waiting for good leadership to happen, rather they are leading the path of transformation. Read more

Christians and Muslims in Lebanon have celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the national level for 12 years and it is now recognized as a national holiday. Its slogan continues to be “The Islamic Christian Gathering Around Virgin Mary”. Read more

OnePath Network has carried out a groundbreaking analysis of coverage of Islam in the Media by tracking 5 of Australia’s biggest newspapers reporting on Islam during the year 2017.  The study concluded that the way the media talks about Islam in Australia is disproportionate, divisive and dangerous. Click here to read the whole analysis.

Members of the Anglican Communion’s new Inter Faith Commission will gather for their first meeting next week, in Cairo, Egypt. Read more

In Morocco female Quran experts are using their scholarship to provide spiritual guidance to Muslim youths at risk of radicalism.   Read more

Dominican fr Jean-Jacques Pérènnes reflects on the meaning of the beatification of Bishop Pierre Claverie and 18 other religious who were assassinated in Algeria between 1994 and 1996.  He sees the beatification is not just a matter for Christians but for all those who wanted and still want a pluralistic Algeria. Read more

 

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Martha Ann Kirk and Patricia Madigan, Iraqi Women of Three Generations, San Antonio Texas Peace Centre and the Gϋlen Institute, 2014. Order here

 

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Trish Madigan, Women and Fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism: negotiating modernity in a globalized world (Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011). Order here

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July

Thursday 12                   Panel Discussion: Diversity and the Australian Law School, with Prof. Tania Sourdin, Prof. Michael Quinlan, facilitated by Prof. Mary Crock. Refreshments served from 12 pm, panel begins at 12.30 pm.  Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney.

Thursday 26        Launch of new book, For the Sake of Allah: The Origin, Development and Discourse of the Gulen Movement, by Professor Anwar Alam from Policy Perspectives Foundation, New Delhi, at Affinity, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney.  More details to come: please email info@affinity.org.au for more information.

August

Sun 5     2018 Abraham Conference – “Pillars of Peace: Jews, Christians and Muslims Working Together.” Venue: The Peter Shergold Building at Western Sydney University's new Parramatta CBD campus, 169 Macquarie St, Parramatta. Speakers include Steve Killelea AM, Founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace, and a panel moderated by Prof. Kevin Dunn, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, WSU. Register at EventBrite - https:// 2018abrahamconference.eventbrite.com.au  Cost: $20/$10 concession.  Registration from 1 pm, program from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.  

 

Continuing

Interfaith service and community gathering with Reverend Shalani McCray. Meeting Room 2, Cronulla Central Complex, 38-60 Croydon St, Cronulla. Plenty of parking in the adjoining carpark, 7.30pm. Fellowship with light supper follows 1st Tuesday of the month. Enquiries: manypathsonejourney@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/creatingpeace

An Interfaith Meditation Group meets on the 1st Sunday of each month from 5-6pm at the Ron Dyer Centre in the grounds of the North Sydney Catholic Church, corner of Miller and Ridge Sts. Contact Paul or Judi Taylor palmy@ozemail.com.au, ph. 9954 1037. See flyer

Interfaith gathering led by Reverend Brookes McTavish, 1st Sunday of each month, Chapel by the Sea, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach NSW 2065, 7 pm. Tel: 9130 3445. Enquiries: interfaithnet@gmail.com

 

 

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