DIVERSITY CULTURAL DAY

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Celebrating Harmony Day and launching our new school values Honesty, Empathy and Respect.We will have a special parade wearing our traditional costumes and/ or wear orange clothing. Students will be involved in multi age groups, creating and working together. The school community will be invited to celebrate the launch of the school values with a community picnic on the lawn.

HARMONY DAY A PICNIC IN THE PARK

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Young and District Association Inc. will be Celebrating “Harmony Day” .This will be a Picnic in the Park. Members and their guest and the public are invited to join us. Entry is free but please bring your own Ethnic foods to share. There will be fun and games and a raffle drawn on the day. Bring your picnic rugs or chair to be comfortable and also bring hats and sunscreen. This is family friendly event. Lets celebrate our Diversity.

2018 BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE HARMONY WEEK

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2018 Brisbane International Arts Festival to celebrate Harmony Week event, is aiming at sharing cultural experience from around the world with Queensland community. It will be presenting exceptional artists from local and overseas, include folkloric and ethical dances, arts exhibitions, painting competition,documentary, cultural workshops, orchestral concerts and theatre performances.There are artists from Taipei, Changhua, London, and local artists with cultural backgrounds of France, Japan, Spain, UK and India who have been invited and working with the team of WAMCI to design and negotiate details the programs for 2018 BIAF.This is an art festival with multiple forms of art; five venues are spread out from City to Calamvale. Cultural Workshops on 9th March 2018 will be conducted by Taipei Puppet Theater at Calamvale Community College.Puppet theatre is a traditional performing arts which is associated with cultural, recreational and economic activities in Taiwan. The tradition has been passed down for hundreds of years. The purpose of the Workshops is for students to …

HARMONY DAY MULTILINGUAL STORYTIME

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Celebrate our diverse culture at Dundas Library with storytelling in multilingual languages. Make colourful prints of your hand and display them in the library. The Multilingual Story time event will be on Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Colouring of handprints by the children and all customers begin from 1 March 2018.

COOKING INTERNATIONAL FOR HARMONY

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Come have a look through our wonderful collections on display of preparing foods from the four corners of the World.Explore for yourself exotic tastes through to traditional bakes.Browse and Loan

CROSSING CULTURES

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A Harmony Day Banner will be constructed from artwork from each class using calico and felt pens. When students have finished these 10 inch square they will be sewn together to form a Harmony Day banner which will then be displayed in our assembly hall.We will also be cooking Kangaroo and Emu.

HARMONY DAY AND HOLI 2018

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Come and celebrate Harmony Day and Indian Festival of Colours – Holi. This is our fourth year and it is a free event to promote Multiculturalism, Harmony and Social Cohesion within the community.

HARMONY DAY ASSEMBLY

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The whole school meet in the library at 12.15pm where the assembly takes place. There will be different cultural acts from across the world. It is run by the school leaders.

JOURNEYS AND DESTINATIONS

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This event will take place at Swan Hill College. It will involve all Multicultural students in the school organising the event and supervising the activities. The parents and the general public are invited to join in. The Clontarf staff are running 6 session on March 20th demonstrating how to cook Aboriginal bush food and sharing this meal. All the 150 Year 7 cohort will rotate on the day to experience aboriginal culture and mix with all the other Multicultural students in the school. The aim is to introduce the new Year 7’s into our all inclusive Multicultural School Community to develop acceptance and respect. The EAL students will are invited to wear their traditional clothes for the day. The EAL students will be rostered on to help the staff in this activity at Clontaff. PSB students, (Positive School Behaviour) students, who are leaders in the school, will help with the organising and running the day. An A3 poster will be …

HARMONY DAY AT THE URUGUAY CLUB

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We will celebrate Harmony Day organising a Festival with the participation of groups of dancers and singers from different cultures from Latin-American. We will have food and drink and a special presentation about Harmony Day and Cultural Diversity.

HARMONY DAY POSTER & SONG WRITING

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School students to enter the two Competitions, we receive between 4000 – 6000. There are seven Regions in NSW. Prize money to winners and the school where the Primary & Secondary State winner comes from.There are five judges to select the winners, runner-ups and the Highly Commended – come from the Dept of Education, Catholic Education Commission, the Association of Independent School and the Teachers Federation.After the judging students are invited to the Prize Giving in the Theatrette of NSW Parliament. The Premier is our host – making presentations along with the Leader of the Opposition, there is also an Annual Key note speaker. The Governor of NSW is Patron for this event as well as our Harmony Walk Festivals taking place through the year.  

Harmony Day and World Poetry Day

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As Harmony Day and World Poetry Day fall on the same day, the Gawler Community House sponsor a poetry competition each year with the theme being related in some way to the Harmony Day ethos. In previous years the theme has been ‘Harmony,’ ‘Diversity,’ and ‘Community.’ This year we have broadened the topic to ‘Change.’ Entrants are asked to address the theme in a poem of no longer than twenty lines in any poetry style they like. The winners are judged by a published author or poet and prizes are awarded at our Harmony Day lunch, where winners are invited to read their poem.

Harmony dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

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On the 6th February 2018, the My Community Voice network will host a dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week. ​At the dinner, members of the My Community Voice and Brimbank and Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) will explore ideas contributing to community harmony such as dialogue, mutual understanding, partnership and collaboration.

Interfaith Meeting celebrating UN Harmony week

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We have Big Interfaith Meeting celebrating UN Harmony week in February. The event will be held in 24th of this month at Glebe Town hall. (Time: 6PM-8PM)We are inviting all diverse religions and communities to talk about how to stop discrimination of religions. Please come and show every community’s justice and equality!  Everyone is welcome and there’s free snack provided. Please contact for any inquiry to Audrey, Public Relations Manager (0481-785-148) See you guys!

Who and Where Are We in a Changing World? (7258)

In Australia by Rev Helen Summers

The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne invites you to celebrate the 2018 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week at this special event. Our honoured speakers: Indigenous: Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy, AO Wurundjeri Senior Woman Buddhist: Venerable Michael Yeshe, Tara Institute Christian: Fr Daniel Gai, Holy Apostles Anglican Church, Sunshine Hindu: Swami Sunishthananda, Vedanta Society Melbourne Jewish: Rabbi Jonathan Keren Black, Leo Baeck Centre Muslim: Imam Fadil Fachni, Lysterfield Mosque Sikh: Jasbir Singh Suropada, Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria Moderator: Dr Nicholas Coleman, Deputy-Director, The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne. Following the seminar you will be invited to walk the Labyrinth, designed from sacred geometry, with glorious Celtic Harp music performed by Cath Connelly. Register for this free event, as seats are limited: EVENTBRITE https://creation_stories.eventbrite.com.au

Women Exploring Rituals & Worship: Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia Women’s Committee (Day 3)

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We will explore prayer, joint scripture study, and hearing about the life experiences and faith journeys of others. All of this will be around living together and sharing meals over a three day period and sharing in the three faith’s sacred prayer times.Note: The conference is for those who identify as Jewish, Christian or Muslim and for women only. Women’s event only. Cost: $200Register: https://jcmawomen2018.eventbrite.com.au

Women Exploring Rituals & Worship: Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia Women’s Committee (Day 2)

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We will explore prayer, joint scripture study, and hearing about the life experiences and faith journeys of others. All of this will be around living together and sharing meals over a three day period and sharing in the three faith’s sacred prayer times.Note: The conference is for those who identify as Jewish, Christian or Muslim and for women only. Women’s event only. Cost: $200Register: https://jcmawomen2018.eventbrite.com.au

World-views in Dialogue (Day 7)

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On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

World-views in Dialogue (Day 6)

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On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

World-views in Dialogue (Day 5)

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On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

World-views in Dialogue ( Day 4)

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On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

World-views in Dialogue (Day 3)

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On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

World-views in Dialogue (Day 2)

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On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

Stories of Love Pay it Forward

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Watch this space Event being planned at Mill Park Library byCity of Darebin, City of Whittlesea and Whittlesea Interfaith Network + Local schools etc.Thursday 8th February 6-9 pmExciting event for World Interfaith Harmony Weekspace for 450 people families and friends most welcome

Libraries After Dark

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In recognition of the imperative need for interfaith relations among different faiths to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the United Nations proclaims the first week of February every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs. Our event will showcase several performances. There’ll be a presentation on Albert Einstein’s letter to his daughter, as well as a fun interactive audience performance by the renowned Melbourne Playback Theatre Company in which people are invited to share their stories that are then instantly translated into performance. The event’s sponsors are: Darebin Interfaith Council, Whittlesea Interfaith Network, Al-Siraat College, Beacon of Hope, Darebin Ethnic Communities Council, United Religions Initiative, and the Yarra Plenty Regional Library After-dark Program. This FREE event is open to the community. All invited. Refreshments.

Harmony dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

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Harmony dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 Hosted by My Community Voice convened by MiCare. My Community Voice is a network of representatives from new and emerging communities. My Community Voice members work together representiing the needs of their communities by offering each other support and identifying opportunities for collaboration. The Network has been devised by newly arrived communities who have settled in the Western region of Melbourne to promote community participation, share strengths, learn new skills and information, work collaboratively and provide advice to local organisations and government to improve outcomes for the community. On the 6th February 2018, the My Community Voice network will host a dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week. ​At the dinner, members of the My Community Voice and Brimbank and Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) will explore ideas contributing to community harmony such as dialogue, mutual understanding, partnership and collaboration.

The Golden Principles of World Peace

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I n light of current adversaries and the delicate state of world affairs, the women of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community are organising an interfaith luncheon, to bring together women of all faiths, including parliamentarians and civics to engage in meaningful dialogue and infuse mutual understanding between beliefs. Speakers: Ruth Stuettgen; Christianity Revathi Balakrishna; Hinduism Peggy Page; Buddhism Amar Kaur; Sikhism Jo Silver; Judaism Saba Janud; Islam Program: 11:30am: Registration 12 to 1pm: Speeches 1:30pm Lunch Please Note: This is a WOMEN ONLY event.

Listening to the Land (Summer Walk): The Briars, Mt Martha

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Listening to the Land is an initiative of the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network, seeking to bring people from different faith and cultural backgrounds together to connect or reconnect with the Land and to be moved to care for the Land. Our Summer Listening to the Land program will be held at The Briars, Mount Martha on Saturday 10th February, 2018. Program begins at 10:30am and includes an introductory talk, a listening walk, and a meditation. The walk and meditation will be led by Lionel Lauch, a Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man. We will be walking the ‘Kur-Bur-Rer’ track (Boonoorong name for Koala) which is approximately 4 kilometres. The walk will conclude around 1pm followed by a shared afternoon lunch . BYO Vegetarian food – something easy to share. Plates, cups and drinks will be provided. Meeting point is the car park around 300m from The Briars entry, situated at 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha. Look forward to seeing you there – sunshine or …

Tranquility Zone

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Take time to quite your mind and reconnect with y our spirit in a harmonious and tranquil environment. Let’s listen to words of wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions and get inspired to transform our lives and our communities with actions that promote unity and betterment of society. The program will consist of readings interspersed with music, followed by discussion and refreshments.

“The Power of Love – Paying it Forward” (2841)

In Australia by Aziz Cooper

1. This event is an annual gathering between Darebin region’s religious leaders, Councillors, Executive Team, and members of interfaith/intercultural communities, interest groups, and general public. 2 – This event aligns with Darebin Council’s Equity & Inclusion Policy and more directly with its Multicultural and Interfaith Strategies to support Council to build a diverse and cohesive community. It also aligns with Darebin Council Plan 2017-2021 Goals 5 & 6 towards equity and contribution to building an empowered community that values our diversity, is inclusive, continues to celebrate the vibrancy that all forms of diversity bring to our neighbourhoods and where everyone is supported to engage and participate fully in all aspects of community life, especially in the face of future challenges. 3. This event will recognise the need for dialogue among different faiths and cultures in enhancing mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people and will be a demonstration of interfaith harmony. 4. This event and other interfaith events Darebin Council …

Women Exploring Rituals & Worship: Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia Women’s Committee (Day 1)

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We will explore prayer, joint scripture study, and hearing about the life experiences and faith journeys of others. All of this will be around living together and sharing meals over a three day period and sharing in the three faith’s sacred prayer times.Note: The conference is for those who identify as Jewish, Christian or Muslim and for women only. Women’s event only. Cost: $200Register: https://jcmawomen2018.eventbrite.com.au

The Power of Love – Paying it Forward | UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

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In the spirit of harmony, the Darebin Interfaith Council and the Whittlesea Interfaith Network are joining with thousands partners around the globe to jointly host our UN World Interfaith Harmony Week event. In recognition of the imperative need for interfaith relations among different faiths to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the United Nations proclaims the first week of February every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs. Our event will showcase several performances. There’ll be a presentation on Albert Einstein’s letter to his daughter, as well as a fun interactive audience performance by the renowned Melbourne Playback Theatre Company in which people are invited to share their stories that are then instantly translated into performance. Light refreshments provided | Free event for all More information:  Aziz Cooper 03 8470 8519 Sponsored by Darebin Interfaith Council, Whittlesea Interfaith Network, Al-Siraat College, Beacon of Hope, Darebin Ethnic Communities Council, United Religions Initiative, and the Yarra Plenty …

UN World Interfaith Harmony Lecture 2018 | Appraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organizations

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Speaker: Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill OAM Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill OAM B.A., S.T.L., M.Ed., Ph.D, F.A.C.E.L.Consultant to the Royal Commission on Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations 2015-2017Chair: Religions for Peace Australia http://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au More about the Speaker: Educated in Australia and Italy, Desmond Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University, is one of Australia’s leading social researchers. In 2006, he was made an honorary fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for his work in immigrant, cross-cultural, interfaith and international education. He currently chairs the Religions for Peace (Australia), and represents Australia on the Asian Conference of Religion and Peace (ACRP). He led Melbourne’s successful bid to stage the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s largest interfaith gathering, and is now its Melbourne Program Director. A member of the Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations (APRO) and of the Victoria Police Multifaith Advisory Council, he is a Club Melbourne Ambassador as part of the “Think Melbourne, Think Victoria” strategy of the …

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018: Religions for Peace (Victoria Branch)

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Speaker: Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill OAM Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill OAM B.A., S.T.L., M.Ed., Ph.D, F.A.C.E.L.Consultant to the Royal Commission on Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations 2015-2017Chair: Religions for Peace Australia http://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au More about the Speaker: Educated in Australia and Italy, Desmond Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University, is one of Australia’s leading social researchers. In 2006, he was made an honorary fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for his work in immigrant, cross-cultural, interfaith and international education. He currently chairs the Religions for Peace (Australia), and represents Australia on the Asian Conference of Religion and Peace (ACRP). He led Melbourne’s successful bid to stage the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s largest interfaith gathering, and is now its Melbourne Program Director. A member of the Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations (APRO) and of the Victoria Police Multifaith Advisory Council, he is a Club Melbourne Ambassador as part of the “Think Melbourne, Think Victoria” strategy of the …

World-Views in Dialogue (7731)

In Australia by Noora Chahine

Meditative walk on parkland bordering on the Wombat Forest, Trentham: an imaginary journey between religious and secular sacred sites, clusters of trees, each with a table and symbol to identify the particular world-view/religion on a 13 acre property. The walk is ca half a mile and takes ca 2 hours. Common theme: world-views as the source for renewal of the Golden Rule, and its application in the public domain. After the walk a shared lunch, followed by an interfaith conversation…This will be the 6th year that this event is taking place, each day, because of the difficulty to organize a single day for everyone… A hand-out with texts from the different world-views/religions will be available…

World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture

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University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Australia – Victoria Branch, invite you to attend a you to a FREE lecture on Tuesday 6th February 2018 onAppraising the Royal Commission Report into Sexual Abuse and Religious Organisations.

Cairns Community Inter-faith Gathering (3903)

In Australia by Chaplain Doug Foster

An invitation is extended to the leadership of the various faith communities across the Cairns Region to meet informally over Morning Tea as a means of building friendship bonds. The Far North District of the Queensland Police Service is proud to sponsor this event playing its part in developing a more harmonious community.

World-views in Dialogue (8145)

In Australia by Noora Chahine

On parkland next to the Wombat Forest the walk begins at an aboriginal/indigenous ceremonial site, proceeds through 7 clusters of native trees/shrubs, ca 70 meters apart in the form of a 7-pointed star, each dedicated to one of the 7 main world religions, including 5 additional sites, before ending in the centre, symbolizing the ‘Ocean of Life’. Each site has a simple table, some flowers and a specific symbol of its World-view. The walk is ca half a mile, takes ca 1.5 to 2 hours, including introductory meditation at the beginning and a simple gesture/blessing at the end. Then we have a shared lunch and a conversation…We concentrate on the essence or core of each world-view, rather than outer manifestations. The walk is done by individuals and interfaith groups or groups of one religion. Participants come from the local and surrounding areas, between 25 and 120 km far..The guided walk is inspired by Shin Gwydion Fontalba and Thich Nhat Hanh …

Interfaith Service for UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017

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The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne will hold an Interfaith interspiritual inclusive service in celebration of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, Love of God and Love of the Neighbour. Glorious music will be performed by Master Percussionist David Jones and acclaimed ABC Meditation Artist Carmen Warrington. All are welcome for tea, coffee and conversation following the Service.

Interfaith Forum

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HEAR FROM EMINENT RELIGIOUS LEADERS ABOUT WHAT THEIR FAITH SAYSABOUT “EDUCATION AND RELIGION”

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, Interfaith Service: “Love of God and Love of the Neighbour”

In Australia by Aabir Ahmed

Celebrating the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week "Love of God and Love of the Neighbour" through sacred texts, prayers, meditation and glorious music, we will reflect on what it means to "Love the Neighbour" in today's challenging times. Music performed by Master Percussionist David Jones and acclaimed ABC Meditation Artist, Carmen Warrington. Join us for tea, coffee and conversation following the Service.

What does it mean to be a person of faith in Melbourne today?

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United Religions Initiative, in partnership with Moreland Together, cordially invites you to What does it mean to be a person of faith in Melbourne today?. This event is in observance of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017 Join us for a respectful and illuminating discussion on how young people of different faith backgrounds experience life in Melbourne amidst a time of heightened media and public discourse about what it means to be an Australian in 2017 – Come participate in the conversation and share your perspectives on faith, spirituality and belonging in Australia today. Facilitated by Moreland Together, a coalition of people committed to creating caring and inclusive communities for people of all identities and faiths, and the United Religions Imitative (URI), the world’s largest grassroots interfaith network dedicated to cultivating peace and justice.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PERSON OF FAITH IN MELBOURNE TODAY?

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Join us for a respectful and illuminating discussion on how young people of different faith backgrounds experience life in Melbourne amidst a time of heightened media and public discourse about what it means to be an Australian in 2017 – Come participate in the conversation and share your perspectives on faith, spirituality and belonging in Australia today. Facilitated by Moreland Together, a coalition of people committed to creating caring and inclusive communities for people of all identities and faiths, and the United Religions Imitative (URI), the world’s largest grassroots interfaith network dedicated to cultivating peace and justice. We would love to see you there.

February Soul Food Interfaith Devotional

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Soul Food is a unique monthly event held across Australia and the World. Soul Food provides an opportunity to unite in a tranquil environment and reflect on inspiring themes and common threads that tie us all together. It features live music, audio-visual pieces and readings from faiths and philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures, from all over the world. The purpose of Soul Food is to inspire us to transform our lives, our neighbourhoods and communities, with actions that promote the unity and betterment of society. Following the meditative program, refreshments will be provide.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration 2017: Darebin Interfaith Council

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About the Speaker: Reverend Ian Smith, Executive Officer of the Victorian Council of Churches, will offer a keynote presentation on the theme ‘Faith and Inclusion’ and discuss some of the outcomes from the 2016 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference held last November at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre. The City of Darebin’s Mayor Councillor Kim Le Cerf will also deliver a speech. Following the presentations, there will be music, lunch and an opportunity to mingle with the interfaith community.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Breakfast 2017

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About the Speaker: Dr Naysun Saeedi completed his basic medical training in Queensland, and his psychiatry specialist training in Melbourne. His subspecialty is in child, adolescent and family psychiatry. He was the former director of the child and adolescent psychiatry service in Cairns, north Queensland and since his return to Melbourne, he has been working at the Monash Medical Centre as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and is also a lecturer at Monash University. Born in Africa, to Iranian Baha’i parents, spending his primary school years in Iran, he and his family migrated to Australia in 1986 escaping the religious violence and persecution against Baha’is. He is a member of the Baha’i Faith community and of the Monash Baha’i Council. His interests are in moral development of children and adolescents and he was the coordinator of the Education for Peace program’s Melbourne campus, a Baha’i inspired program of personal and spiritual development for teenagers.” From his experience and wealth of knowledge, …

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Religions for Peace

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Guest Speaker: Gary D Bouma   More about the Speaker: Gary D Bouma AM is the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Relations – Asia Pacific, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Monash University, Australian node of the Religion and Diversity Project, University of Ottawa, Acting Director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre. He is President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions.He is the author or co-author of over 25 books. Recent books include: Freedom of Religion and Belief in 21st Century Australia (Australian Human Rights Commission), Being Faithful in Diversity: Religions and Social Policy in Multifaith Societies (ATF). He was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Sociology, to interreligious relations and to the Anglican Church of Australia in 201   Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the lecture. All are welcome. RSVP by 3 February 2017: Sue Ennis | wcrpaust@iinet.net.au  

Universal Declaration on the Rights of Non-Human Beings (847)

In Australia by Master Maitreya

The UNITED BUDDHIST NATIONS ORGANIZATION, which is one of the most important spiritual organization of the world, has created the great project of giving rights to all the sentient beings, since they are only things according to the international community. Therefore, the UNITED BUDDHIST NATIONS ORGANIZATIONS is teaching that World Peace is not only the peace of all humanity but the peace of all beings of the Earth: humans and non-humans.

#I'llDineWithYou

In Australia by Rev Helen Summers

This year we celebrate the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week by extending an invitation to the wider public, to bring people outside our interfaith networks to meet and share an open-air dining experience and actively support our diverse communities at our spectacular sixty metre dining table in the heart of the city. Women from several traditions have come together to host this unique dinner. We believe in the power of 'breaking bread' together and conversing with people who are different from one's own circle of family, friends and social environment. Tensions have arisen in our city through fear but when we come together to know each other a little better, we have the opportunity to change our stereotypic and /or negative perceptions. We invite people to come together in the spirit of Love of God and love of the neighbour or love of the good and love of the neighbour. The title of this event, hashtag I’ll Dine With You, …

Connecting to the earth

In Australia by zeinab

Scheduled Program: — Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Traditional Elder: Uncle Bill Nicholson from the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council — Welcome and Short introduction to Western Health Spiritual Care Khanh Do — Keynote address by Nivy Balachandran, Coordinator at United Religious Initiative and delegate at the 2016 Paris Climate Change Conference — Guided Walk: Through the Labyrinth with Rev Ray Gorman, Minister of Uniting Church in Sunshine — Lunch catered by ASRC Catering — Guided tour of the Sunshine Hospital organised by Sunshine Hospital Volunteers Department represented by Khanh Do The ability for participants to share time together, take inspiration from experienced leaders is an opportunity to experience just what is possible when we put our personal agendas and superficial differences aside to taste/reflect/enjoy our similarities. Specifically, a wonderful opportunity to hear about our first peoples, land care, subsequent arrivers and today's present collaborations slowly gaining voice. Uncle Bill shared his wisdom and kindness. Summarized here. …

I'll Dine With You

In Australia by zeinab

#I'll Dine With You | World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne Email: info@interfaithcentre.org.au

Nourish interfaith service

In Australia by Peter Warren

Our monthly Nourish interfaith service which falls next Tuesday 2February will be dedicated to world harmony week. It is held at Jannali Uniting Church in Jannali, Sydney,Australia.

Multicultural Peace and Harmony

In Australia by Terry Quinn

Canberra Interfaith Inc. will participate on Feb 14 in the Australia's National Multicultural Festival http://multiculturalfestival.com.au/ by hosting an interfaith stall supported by over a dozen faith group members of CIF. An introductory Peace Pole ceremony will be held in the CIF Environment Garden on Saturday Feb 6 http://iffact.tripod.com/cif/garden-poster-event.html to prepare for a year of Peace Pole events. Interfaith members are invited to host a Peace Pole and Flag event at their own premises on a monthly basis. CIF appreciates this opportunity to tune in with your International Harmony Week and welcomes the boost it will give to our Harmonny efforts throughout the year.

I'll Dine With You #IllDineWithYou

In Australia by Helen Summers

This year we celebrate the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week by extending an invitation to the wider public, to bring people outside our interfaith networks to meet and share an open-air dining experience and actively support our diverse communities at our spectacular eighty metre dining table in the heart of the city. Women from several traditions have come together to host this unique dinner. We believe in the power of 'breaking bread' together and conversing with people who are different from one's own circle of family, friends and social environment. Tensions have arisen in our city through fear but when we come together to know each other a little better, we have the opportunity to change our stereotypic and /or negative perceptions. We invite people to come together in the spirit of Love of God and Love of the Neighbour. The title of this event, hashtag I’ll Dine With You, is inspired by the hashtag "I'll Ride With You" and …

Supporting WIHW at the Australia WARP Office

In Australia by Molly Kim

The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office brings religious leaders of various faiths together, to have an interfaith dialogue based on the scriptures of each religion. Through discussing, comparing and sharing the messages from each religious text, religious leaders can truly start to understand, with an open heart, other religions in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.

Interfaith Breakfast 2016 celebrating the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.

In Australia by zeinab

Guest Speaker: Manpreet Kaur Singh speaking on “Identity, Faith & the Media. More about the Speaker: Manpreet is best known as a multi-award winning SBS broadcaster, her work across all platforms of journalism — newspapers, radio, magazines, television and online – have earned her widespread respect and recognition in Australia and beyond. She joined SBS Punjabi program in 1993 and has made a significant contribution in areas of social justice, cultural cohesion and multiculturalism. Manpreet’s acclaimed documentary feature “The Enemy Within”, investigating family violence in the Australian- Indian community, has won six national and international awards, and earned her a coveted Walkley nomination. Her articles in Hindustan Times, India Today and Sikhchic.com continue to build the identity of Sikh / Indian migrants of Australia. The receiver of many awards and recognition, Manpreet has won a Legal Reporting Award from Victorian Legal Foundation and was a judge for Young Walkleys in 2014. In 2013 she won the “Media Award” at Victoria’s …

World-Views in Dialogue

In Australia by Noora Chahine

Seven groves on parkland bordering on a forest, each grove dedicated to a world religion: Hinduism through to Islam and Christianity, each at one point of a seven-pointed star, ca 70 meters apart: all together a walk from a point outside the 'star', dedicated to Aboriginal/Indigenous spiritual cultures to the centre of the star, about half a mile, with stops at each site, taking on the whole ca one and half hour. Shared lunch and conversation. Occasional walks happen in the course of the year, but the first seven days of February have a special emphasis. Interfaith groups and individuals participate and after the guided walk, individuals return sometimes to make the walk on their own. Hand-outs with relevant texts are available. The project focuses on the need and potential of renewal in all religions and spiritual cultures and offers a bridge between 'lay'people and scholars. This year the project has a flow-on into March, on the 4th a community …

lecture: Human Existence, Religions and the Digital World by Professor Peter Horsfield

In Australia by Sue Ennis

The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Victoria invite you to a free lecture: Human Existence, Religions and the Digital World by Professor Peter Horsfield, Professor of Communication, RMIT University. Peter Horsfield's research over several decades has focused on the interaction of media and religion. Among other involvements, he was a member of the International Study Commission on Media Religion and Culture. His early study Religious Television: The American Experience was influential in changing perceptions of the extent and influence of the televangelists. His recent book From Jesus to the Internet examines Christianity as a mediated phenomenon. The first systematic survey of the interaction of media and religion in a religious tradition, it shows how Christianity's historical development was shaped by the opportunities and contests of the various media forms used in its practice. His insights into some of Christianity's currently hotly debated issues provide a much-needed historical basis for multi-disciplinary study.

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Connecting to the earth

In Australia by Petr Svoboda

Thursday, 4 February 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEDT) – Add to Calendar Sunshine Hospital – 176 Furlong Road. St Albans. , Vic 3021 AU – View Map Join us to celebrate the Connecting to Earth event as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 at Sunshine Hospital. This event will be held on Thursday 4th February 2016 10am -12noon. It will provide a platform for western region interfaith groups and people of goodwill to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. Connecting to Earth will present religious voices from the recent Climate Change Conference where many faith leaders advocated for moral obligation to address climate change. There will also be an opportunity to learn about and join in the Labyrinth walk as a way of connecting to the earth. The labyrinth comes from ancient traditions, physically used as a contemplative tool for reflection or meditation in many cultures throughout history. The event will include: Welcome …

The Braiding Project

In Australia by Meredith Edwards

Leaders from the main faiths in Adelaide form a question and answer panel and students ask respectful questions to identify the similarities and differences between these world faiths. Student then meet in their faith groups to identify the key concepts that they have gained from their faiths. Representatives from each group meet with the Principal to weave or \"braid\" a consensus statement on how the school can become a \"faith friendly \' institution.