Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Faith Communities Council of Victoria - Calendar - August 2013

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August 2013 eNews

6th Annual Gathering
Thursday, September 12
Casey Multi-faith Network
Rites of Passage: Fostering Faith from Birth to Adulthood
Sunday, September 15
Banyule Interfaith Network
International Day of Peace
Sunday, September 15
Interfaith Centre of Melbourne 
International Day of Peace
Tuesday, September 17
Boroondara Interfaith Network 
International Day of Peace
Friday, September 20
Geelong Interfaith Network 
International Day of Peace
Saturday, September 21
Kingston 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
Peace Day: Frankston Interfaith Network
Sunday, September 22
Frankston Interfaith Network

Marriage - An Interfaith Symposium
September 30 - October 2
Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission 
Tour To Places of Worship
Wednesday, October 9
Dandenong Interfaith Network

Religious Dates

Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year

September 5-6

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesha's Birthday

September 8

Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement

September 14

Feast of Booths

September 19

9 nights of Divine Mother

October 5-13

Eid Al-Adha
Feast of Sacrifice

October 15

Birth of the Bab

October 20

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Multifaith Statement on Asylum Seekers

On behalf of Victoria’s faith communities, we join together to call on all Australian political parties and leaders to treat asylum seekers with the respect they deserve, and to uphold their basic rights to seek asylum in Australia, and to work and contribute to the Victorian and Australian community.  Read More...


Launch of Melton Interfaith Network

On Thursday 29th of August, it was a melding of minds and ideologies when Melton City Council hosted the inaugural meeting of the Melton Interfaith Network.Read More...

City of Melton

Port Phillip Multifaith Network: Short Film

The Port Phillip Multifaith Network has produced a short film with funding from the Victorian Multicultural Commission and City of Port Phillip.  Read More...

city of port phillip
multifaith network

Buddhist Council of Victoria and Australia Intercultural Society hold Iftar dinner during Ramadan 

On Monday 5th of August, in the spirit of building friendship across communities, the Buddhist Council of Victoria and the Australian Intercultural Society collabarated to arrange an Iftar dinner at the Vietnamese Quang Minh Buddhist temple in Braybrook. Read More...

Buddhist Council of Victoria

Shepparton Interfaith Network: Indigenous Spirituality

Some 68 people gathered in St Augustine's Hall to hear Vicki Clark of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry give a talk on Indigenous Spirituality on Monday, 13 June, 2013. Read More...

Shepparton Interfaith Network

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network: Listening to the Land (Winter Walk)

Despite cold windy wintery conditions, nearly 50 people turned up on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday 3rd August to participate in the Winter Listening to the Land walk.  Read More..

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association celebrates Eid with interfaith dinner

On Friday August 16th, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association held an interfaith Eid Festival dinner to build bridges in the community.   Read More..

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association

Ballarat Interfaith Network: Tree of Life Project

The Ballarat Interfaith Network thinks it is time for our multicultural, multi-faith society to consider an all inclusive community wide end-of-year celebration – an enterprise which could include people of all faiths and those who hold no faith at all. To this end, the Ballarat Interfaith Network is planning The Tree of Life Project. Read More..

 Ballarat Interfaith Network
Guidelines for Designing a Multifaith Prayer Service - Scarboro Missions

Multifaith prayer is a growing international phenomenon. In fact, the current proliferation of multifaith prayer activity is unprecedented in human history. And as more and more regions of the world become environments of multiculture and multifaith, the occasions for multifaith prayer are increasing.Read More...

 Scarboro Mission
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

Additional Information:

Current Poll:
Should Church and State be completely separate?
(a) Yes (15 votes - 68.2%)
(b) No (6 votes - 27.3%)
(c) Don't Know (1 vote - 4.5%)

Results of Previous Poll
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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