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FCCV DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
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2017 VICTORIAN INTERFAITH NETWORKS CONFERENCE: FAITH COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF VICTORIAOn Sunday November 12th, around 240 people gathered at Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo for the 2017 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference.
FAITH COMMUNITIES UNITE TO SAY 'NO' TO FAMILY VIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENThe Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) has issued the following statement on the prevention of family violence and violence against women.
2018 MULTIFAITH CALENDARThe Faith Communities Council of Victoria has released it's annual multifaith calendar outlining major holy days and festivals for Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
'THEIR CROSS TO BEAR': THE CATHOLIC WOMEN TOLD TO FORGIVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCEPope Francis has denounced domestic abuse as 'craven acts of cowardice'.
PHILIP RUDDOCK TO REVIEW RELIGIOUS PROTECTIONS AMID SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATEFormer Liberal frontbencher Philip Ruddock will chair a panel tasked with reviewing protections for religious freedom, the Federal Government has announced.
MAPPING SOCIAL COHESION 2017: THE SCANLON FOUNDATION SURVEYS REPORTThis report presents the findings of the tenth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2017.
UNIQUE PROJECT AIMS TO FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA AND PUBLIC ABUSEApril Robinson is still shocked when she hears stories from Muslim women about being spat on, pushed over, having their head scarf torn from their heads, or simply being ignored.
MUNGO MAN WELCOMED BACK TO COUNTRY IN DANCE AND SONGDancers, musicians and cultural leaders from Indigenous communities across Australia gathered to celebrate the return of Mungo Man, Australia's oldest known human remains.
MUSLIM LEADERS LEARN ABOUT JEWISH MELBOURNEFifteen Muslim community leaders participated in the Jewish Immersion Day.
SIKH TEMPLES OF LEARNING FOR NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCKThe greater Melbourne area, which boasts of a sizeable Punjabi population, has a number of gurdwaras or Sikh temples.
TALE OF TORTURE AND CRUELTY BEHIND SYDNEY LANDMARK THE BAHA'I TEMPLEIt towers over Sydney's northern beaches hinterland, its grand white dome aglow in all kinds of weather.
ADVERTISING WATCHDOG BACKFLIPS, BANS MLA'S CONTROVERSIAL RELIGIOUS LAMB ADThe advertising watchdog has backflipped on its decision to give a controversial lamb ad the green light.
THE RELIGIOUS SHORT FILM PRIZEThe Religious Short Film Prize is an opportunity for film-makers to explore the religious quest through a powerful contemporary medium.
PARLIAMENT SUPPORTS CLIMATE & HEALTH DECLARATION FROM PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCESThe Parliament of the World's Religions and its Climate Action Task Force expresses an emphatic appreciation for a "significant and substantive" declaration on climate change and health.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND 'CREMATED REMAINS OF BUDDHA' IN ANCIENT CHINESE BOX ALONGSIDE 260 STATUESArchaeologists have discovered an ancient Chinese box, which according to the inscriptions on the chest, holds the 'cremated remains of the Buddha'.
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