Australia: Griffith Interfaith Centre plays key role in G20 Interfaith Forum

Griffith University’s Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue was among the key collaborators at the 2018 G20 Interfaith Forum, which closed in Buenos Aires on Friday (Sept 28). Centre Director Dr Brian Adams (pictured) was in the Argentinean capital for the fifth annual staging of the forum. “It is an honour to have spoken for the Forum organisers,” Dr Adams said.

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Australian’s Parliament speech on ‘final solution’ condemned

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term “final solution” in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country.

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Will Duterte’s sharia gift bring lasting peace to southern Philippines?

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In an attempt to end militant violence that has claimed more than 120,000 lives over five decades, Duterte signs over parts of the country to sharia law and allows them to keep most of their collected taxes

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Iranian artist fosters interfaith ties with Filipinos through Mary

Interfaith dialogue through art is something that Muslim Iranian calligrapher Tandis Taghavi, 45, has always believed in.

Using the Persian writing style called “nastaliq,” characterized by the downward slope of letters from right to left, Taghavi wrote verses from the Quran’s 19th chapter, “Maryam” or “Mary,” and dedicated the artwork to Filipino Christians to highlight the commonalities between Islam and Christianity.

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PNG: Church-State Forum

Church leaders in Port Moresby attended a meeting in June of 2018 – Papua New Guinea church state partnership development forum at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The two-day forum has brought together church leaders to find meaningful ways and proactive approaches to work together to improve and protect the lives of the people affected.

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New Zealand: Interfaith dialogue revolutionising religion

Interfaith dialogue is becoming increasingly essential in today’s multifaith world and is actually revolutionising religion.

Interfaith Scotland director Dr Maureen Sier, who gave a public lecture on the topic of interfaith dialogue on March 27 in Auckland, said an uncomfortable truth societies face today is the diversity of religion. She belongs to the Baha’i faith.

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Fiji: All Races, Different, Cultures, Faith Welcomed says Waterways Minister

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The 2013 Constitution protects the right of all Fijians to freedom of expression in all aspects of community life, including in the practice of religion.

This assurance was reiterated by the Minister for Waterways, Mahendra Reddy, in Labasa at a recent annual firewalking programme at Sangam Mahamariamman Firewalking Temple in Vunivau.

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