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Friday, 4 December 2009

Melbourne hosts multi-faith festival - BBC News

Climate change, indigenous rights and the west's relationship with Islam are the subjects of one of the world's largest inter-faith festivals. Read the BBC News

Parliament of World Religious opens in Australia - National Catholic Reporter

Native American leaders, rabbis from Israel and Buddhist monks from Vietnam will join Muslim scholars, Hindu philosophers and representatives of the various Christian denominations at the event. The six-day parliament convenes every five years Read Parliament of World Religious opens in Australia

Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa wins global recognition - Ekklesia News

Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa has been named the recipient of the Paul Carus Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Interreligious Movement by the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions. Read Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa wins global recognition

Religion should bring happiness to society: Ravi Shankar - New Kerala

'The purpose of religion is to bring onlightenment to the individual, happiness to society and move from limited individual identity to universality and eventually communion with the Divine', Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said today. Read Religion should bring happiness to society

World's biggest inter-faith forum begins - ABC 7pm TV News

Melbourne is playing host to the Parliament of the World's Religions, the world's largest inter-faith forum. Watch World's biggest interfaith forum begins

Blessings aplenty as world's religions gather - The Age

Counting their blessings was an important part of the opening of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne last night: a round dozen of them, each in its respective religion's fullest ceremonial richness and colour. Read Blessings aplenty

Talking of Faith - ABC Religion

The ABC's coverage of the Parliament of the World's Religions has begun with the commencement of a blog - Talking of Faith. Encounter producer Margaret Coffey will contribute analysis, commentary, reportage and photos from this huge gathering. Read Talking of Faith

Pagans at the Parliament - Pagan News Wire

The sea of spiritual and religious voices at the Parliament includes those of the Pagan, Magick and Wiccan traditions. Follow Pagans at the Parliament

Death of fanaticism - Eureka Street

Peter Kirkwood writes that large gatherings like this Parliament, and small grassroots organisations — at forging good relations and understanding between different faith groups and lay the foundations for the death of fanaticism. Read Death of fanaticism

Colombian clues to reconciliation - Eureka Street

Without forgiveness (and reconciliation) there is no future. Father Leonel Narvaez has worked with nomadic tribes in Eastern Africa and currently works in the forest of the South Amazon areas of Colombia. Father Narvaez is in Melbourne for the Parliament of the World's Religions. Read Colombian clues to reconciliation

Men in dresses and conversations about peace - Eureka Street

The living panaroma of clothing presents a palette of gorgeous colors, spectacular hats, wondrous robes, and magnificent beards. Every person had a story and behind every person, book and robe were thousands of years of history. Read Men in dresses and conversations about peace

A Meeting Point of All Faiths - Islam Online

Islam Online writes "Religious and spiritual coexistence is always in a higher plane. In fact, it is not an easy catch! The 'one community' target has always been featured in most of the international human and interfaith initiatives." Read A Meeting Point of All Faiths

Local artist sends prayer for unity to Parliament of World Religions - St Louis Today

On this first full day of the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia, a group of Pagans met to give blessings to four rattles created by St. Louis artist Julee Higginbotham. The rattles, called 'Bridge to the Meeting Place,' were created to symbolize the coming together of religions and people from around our planet. Read Local artist sends prayer for unity to Parliament of World Religions

Australia Welcomes Parliament of World's Religions - Voice of America

One of the world's largest inter-faith festivals has opened in Australia. Up to 8,000 people are expected at the Parliament of the World's Religions - among them is the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Read Voice of America

Religions Parliament opens in Melbourne - CathNews

People from over 80 countries will be attending the Parliament of the World's Religions. Read Religions Parliament opens in Melbourne

Last of the Dalai Lamas? - Sydney Morning Herald

The stalled quest for a modern, autonomous Tibet ... the Dalai Lama will address the Parliament of the World's Religions on Wednesday, 9 December. Read Last of the Dalai Lamas?

Anwar's plea to Australia - Sydney Morning Herald

Mr Anwar will arrive in Australia to speak on Muslim experiences in South-East Asia at the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne. Read Anwar's plea to Australia

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