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Does Jesus have something important to say to today’s Muslims? The Islamic Jesus, a book by a believing Muslim, Mustafa Alyol, says yes but not in a way most readers might assume. Read more

A priest from Egypt's Catholic Church has praised local Muslims for helping embattled Christians after a series of Islamic State attacks in Sinai. Read more

Officials from Al-Azhar and the Vatican met on February 22-23 in Cairo to discuss ideas for combatting fanaticism, extremism and violence. Read more

American Muslims are raising money to repair a vandalized Jewish Cemetery in St Louis. Read more

Expressing solidarity with the Muslim community, United States Catholic bishops have expressed deep concern over religious freedom issues raised by President Trump’s Executive Order on refugees. Read more

The German Conference of Catholic Bishops has published a working document on the future of religious teaching in schools. It calls for deeper collaboration with the Protestant Church. Read more

Muslims and Christians in France continue to foster friendly relations in the aftermath of the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel in Normandy last July. 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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March

Wed 8, 15, 22, 29        Broken Bay Institute Short Course – “Unlocking the Text of Genesis” at Caroline Chisholm Centre, Bldg 2/423 Pennant Hills Rd (car access via City View Rd) Pennant Hills NSW 2120. Time: 11am – 1 pm. Cost $75pp for all 4 sessions/$30pp for each session. Online registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/understanding-genesis-unlocking-the-text-of-genesis-in-the-beginning-tickets-31211702041 by 24 February. Enquiries: bsrour@bbi.catholic.edu.au or (02) 9847 0030.

Wed 15                        “Freedom of Religion in Multicultural Australia” - Affinity Lecture Series with Mr Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner at the AHRC, followed by Q&A.Venue: Suite 501, Level 5, 57-51 Pitt St, Sydney (a couple of blocks from Circular Quay). Lecture begins 12.30 pm. A light lunch served at 12.00. RSVP: Ahmet Polat apolat@affinity.org.au by Monday 13 March.

Wed 15                        “The Balfour Declaration and the Transformation of Mandate Palestine into a Jewish National Home” by Professor Donna Robinson Divine, 7.30 pm at Mandelbaum House, 385 Abercrombie St, Darlington NSW 2008.  2017 is the anniversary of several landmark events in Jewish history, including the Balfour Declaration of 1917. We are fortunate to present this guest lecture by Professor Robinson Divine during her visiting to Sydney. A distinguished scholar in Middle East Politics, she is the Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government, Emerita at Smith College where she taught a variety of course on Middle East Politics.  E: trust@mandelbaum.usyd.edu.au, T: +612 9692 5200, http://learning.mandelbaum.usyd.edu.au

Thurs 16           The Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration, “Managing Ourselves in a Chinese World: Australian Foreign Policy in an Age of Disruption” by Dr Stephen Fitzgerald AO. Venue: Riverside Theatre, Cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta. Cost: $15/10. Time: 7 pm. Bar opens 6 pm. Complimentary light finger food provided. Bookings essential at www.whitlam.org/2017oration

 

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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