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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hosted a Ramadan Iftar on Thursday evening 16 June at Kirribilli House, Sydney - a first by an Australian PM. Read more

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a message to Muslims for Ramadan affirming that both Christians and Muslims believe in a merciful God who shows mercy in caring for each of us. Read more

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque, Muhammad al-Tayyib, have met in a historic encounter at the Vatican. Read more  

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (P.C.I.D.), Vatican City, and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (R.I.I.F.S.), Amman, Jordan, held their fourth colloquium in Rome from Tuesday 3 to Wednesday 4 May 2016 on the theme "Shared values in social and political life: Christian and Muslim perspectives". Read the Final Declaration

Australian religious leaders have joined more than 250 religious leaders, 4970 individuals, and 176 religious groups from around the world in signing the Interfaith Climate Change Statement urging governments to ratify the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement at their meeting on 22 April 2016 in New York. Read more

King Abdullah II of Jordan, a Muslim sovereign and direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, in a highly symbolic act has agreed to fund the restoration of Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem. Read more

More than 100 religious traditions and organizations  – including the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and the National Council of Churches – have urged congressional support for President Barack Obama’s $750 million budget request toward the international Green Climate Fund (GCF). Read more

Father Jens Petzold has found a new way of dedicating himself to fostering positive interreligious relations through his work with refugees in Northern Iraq. Read more

Salah Farah, a Muslim teacher who died shielding Christians during a bus attack in Kenya, has been posthumously honoured for his act of courage. 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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June

Sun 5                 Abrahamic Seminar: The God of Mercy in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Speakers: Sr Michele Connelly,  Sheikh Wesam Charkawi, Rabbi Gary Robuck, Venue: Light of Christ Centre, end of Yardley Avenue, Waitara NSW, 2-4 pm. Sponsored by Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. Cost: free. RSVP: www.trybooking.com/KMFB by Thurs 2 June or registrations@dbb.org.au 9847 0448 / 4332 9825

Thurs 9              Inter-Faith Conversation Evening at Sydney Zen Centre, 251 Young Street Annandale NSW 2038. A panel of three people - Muslim, Jewish and Christian – will consider the question of ATTACHMENT. 7pm.  For more information contact: info@szc.org.au 

Sun 12                Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust: A worldwide day of prayer and action for People and Planet. Pray, sing, meditate, hold a service, organise a community project or march.

July

Sun 10                   Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF) at Fairfield Showground, 494 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood, Sydney. See more info at www.meff.ifew.com

Sat 16 – Sun 17             Human dignity in Islam Symposium at Imam Husan Centre, Annangrove, Sydney. More info at www.imamhasancentre.com.au/conferences

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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