Friday, 2 August 2013

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August 2013 eNews

Listening to the LandSaturday, August 3
Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network
Tour to Places of WorshipWednesday, August 14
Dandenong Interfaith Network
Mental Health First Aid TrainingThursday, August 15
Manningham Interfaith Network
JCMA Super Sunday Seminar: Sorry is the Hardest Word
Sunday, August 18
Jewish-Christian-Muslim Association (JCMA)
Working effectively with people from Diverse Faiths in Gippsland
Friday , August 30
Cardinia Interfaith Network
6th Annual Gathering
Thursday, September 12
Casey Multi-faith Network
International Day of Peace
Tuesday, September 17
Boroondara Interfaith Network 
Sharing the Widsom of Marriage
Saturday, September 21
Centre of Melbourne Multifaith and Others Network (COMMON) 
4th Interfaith Symposium of South Australia
Sunday, September 22
Multifaith Association of South Australia

Marriage - An Interfaith Symposium
September 30 - October 2
Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission 

Religious Dates

Lailat al QadrNight of Destiny
(Islam)August 4

Eid Al-Fitr
Ramadan Concludes
(Islam)August 8
Raksha Bandhan  
(Hinduism/Brahma Kumaris)

August 21
Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna's Birthday

August 28

Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year

September 5

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesha's Birthday

September 8

Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement

September 14

Feast of Booths

September 19

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Reserve the Date: Sunday, November 24th - Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference 2013

The Faith Communities Council of Victoria in association with Moonee Valley Interfaith Network is happy to announce the 2013 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference will be held at Flemington Community Town Hall on Sunday, November 24th 2013. Read More...

Victorian Interfaith Networks

July 31st, The Age: Docklands Church just hasn't a Prayer

A Melbourne mega church leading the race to build Docklands' first place of worship could find itself preaching to empty pews. The Pentecostal CityLife Church is in negotiations with government development authority Places Victoria to build in the inner-city suburb.Read More...

the Age

Ramadhan dinner at Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University in conjunction with the Australian Intercultural Society hosted an Iftar 'breaking of the fast' dinner to celebrate one of the daily feasts Muslims enjoy, at the end of each fasting day, during Ramadhan. Read More...

ACU-AIS Iftar Dinner

Whitehorse Interfaith Network: Many Ways to Get There - Migration and Multifaith 

On Sunday 21st July, the month of multicultural awareness, Whitehorse Interfaith Network hosted an important seminar on Migration and Faith. Held at the Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading, people from all cultures and faiths took a seat to witness three guest speakers voice their experiences of their journey to Australia.  Read More...

Whitehorse Interfaith Network

Boroondara Interfaith Network: NAIDOC 2013 - Spiritual Pathways

On Friday 26 July, the Boroondara Interfaith Network in partnership with the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Boroondara hosted an audience of 75 people at Kew Court House to celebrate National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week 2013.Read More...

Boroondara Interfaith Network

Interfaith Understanding: Blackburn Uniting Church and Bayswater Hindu Temple
On Sunday 14th July 2013, 45 people gathered at the Avenue Uniting Church in Blackburn to hear an interfaith conversation on 'What is Hinduism' by Pandit Awasthi from the Bayswater Hindu Temple.  Read More..

The AVenue Uniting Church

How faith communities can support community-based asylum seekers
Following the last meeting of the Multifaith Advisory Group (MAG) on 3 July 2013, please find attached information from the Salvation Army, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, AMES and the Red Cross about how Faith Communities can support community-based asylum seekers.  Read More..
Faith Communities Council of Victoria

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Should Church and State be completely separate?
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Should the Australian Constitution be changed to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
(a) Yes - 28 votes (90%)
(b) Don't Know  - 2 Votes (7%)
(c) No - 1 vote (3%)

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