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Religions play a crucial role in fostering fraternity by promoting a culture of encounter, Pope Francis told a delegation of Buddhists who visited the Vatican yesterday. Source: Vatican News.
A multi-faith prayer service was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, on Thursday as part of a worldwide fossil fuel Divestment Week of Action, initiated by the global Catholic Laudato Si’ Movement. Source: Catholic Outlook.
A coalition of religious organisations has sent a joint letter to MPs warning that future generations of Australians “will not forgive us” if the Indigenous Voice to Parliament fails at the referendum. Source: The Australian.
Sydney Archdiocese’s Monica Doumit has been appointed to the Perrottet Government’s New South Wales Religious Communities Advisory Council. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Discussions about religious freedom in Australia should aim to unite the nation rather than divide it, guests at the Australian Catholic University’s sixth Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast have heard.
Christians and Jews are called to give witness to their faith by “working to make the world more fraternal, combating forms of inequality and promoting greater justice”, Pope Francis told members of the World Jewish Congress. Source: NCR Online.
NSW Labor has promised to establish a faith affairs council that will report directly to the Minister for Multiculturalism if elected in March next year, with a broad remit to advise government on religious communities’ issues and priorities. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Adelaide’s religious and community leaders used the annual Remembrance of the Shoah service in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral to raise concerns about increasing anti-Semitism while warning of the dangers of staying silent. Source: The Southern Cross.
What does leadership look like in a Catholic, Jewish, Anglican or Buddhist community? What are the differences and similarities? Those questions were answered at the Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Council’s first interfaith dialogue event. Source: MNnews.Today.