First dates can be pretty awkward encounters, especially when you have nothing to talk about, but there were plenty of energetic conversations at the Speed Date a Muslim event held at St John’s Uniting Church Elsternwic
People from 14 countries and regions gathered in Jakarta last month for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training in Religious Amity)
The congregation at St Thomas Uniting Church in Craigieburn shared an iftar dinner with members of the local Muslim community.
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On Thursday St Thomas’ Uniting Church in Craigieburn will host an Iftar dinner, the traditional Islamic breaking of the fast meal held at sundown during the period of Ramadan.
When Anam Javed from the Islamic Council of Victoria heard about the Manchester bombing last Monday, she braced herself for the deluge of hostile phone calls the organisation would inevitably receive.
It might have been a ‘trial run’ but the very first question at the Ask a Muslim forum held at 130 Lt Collins St on Wednesday night delved deeply into profound and potentially problematic territory.
Young people can lead the way towards interfaith unity by showing their elders what an inclusive society looks like.
Young people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds will share their stories at a forum on Wednesday 22 March.
By Semisi Kailahi
One thing that young people of different faiths often have in common is a concern over how religious labels define and limit the way that others see them.
Dilan in Jaffna with their new engagement rings.
Last year, eight Australians from the Sri Lankan diaspora travelled back to their homeland on a trip organised through the synod’s Uniting Journeys program.
For Christians the birth of Jesus is not just an historical event to be marked on Christmas Day but is an ongoing story of the way that God is at work in the world.
Susan Stork-Finlay, Anika Jensen, April Robinson, Larry Marshall, Andy Calder. Photo by Semisi Kailahi.
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