The Olympic Village houses a multi-faith center complete with chaplains and prayer spaces.
Many readers would be aware that in Australia, some state police forces have multi-faith liaison groups made up of faith leaders and police command, which meet on a regular basis. We support the formation of similar multi-faith liaison groups with police command in all states. In this wise, we bring you the address of Pope Francis to the Vatican Detachment of the Roma Police Force.
The Westminster Faith Debates bring together leading academic and public figures to debate the latest research on religion and values. The debates have been funded by generous grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, and Lancaster University. Here, we bring the summary of an ongoing Religious Education debate in the UK.
21 July 2015: A ‘Call to Conscience for the Climate‘ was officially launched at the World Summit of Conscience. The Summit gathered people from many of the world’s religions and wisdoms to discuss fundamental moral questions related to climate change, such as why we should care, how one can show one cares, and how to inspire the world to care. The Summit also saw the launch of the “Why Do I Care?” campaign, which has so far garnered over 1,200 participants.
Around the world, familiar routines shape our days and weeks: waking, washing, dressing, eating and, for many people, praying. Come, watch a video.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and McGill University are delighted to announce an intensive training course entitled ‘Education and Security: The Challenge of Religious Diversity’. The course will take place in Montreal, Canada from 15-20 June and applications are currently welcomed from security, policy, education and development professionals and researchers. The course consists of a series of workshops which will explore policy options for countering religious extremism through effective education that promotes open-mindedness, understanding and dialogue within often complex faith-based and secular contexts.
Sea of Faith in Australia (Sofia) announce The 2015 SoFiA Conference, Religion in Education: children, ethics, faith and meaning, which will be conducted at the Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta, Queensland, on 22 – 24 May, 2015.
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services conducts an annual Festival of Cultures in Bendigo. A Multi-Faith Dinner and Forum will take place during the Festival on Wednesday, 18 March. The guest speaker will be Prof. Gary Bouma.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia will hold the 5th Annual Interfaith symposium that will be held on Sunday 21st of September 2014 at the Hawke Centre Uni SA. The theme of the forum is Healing and Harmony.
Made up of 16 to 25 year old Victorians from all faiths and cultural backgrounds, the MMYN advises the Victorian Government on issues affecting youth from diverse cultural, religious and linguistic communities making up Victoria. Recruits for the 2014 MMYN team are now being sought.