09-01interfaithsept

The Uniting Church in Australia invites you to get involved in Interfaith September in any way that suits you.

You may follow the worship resource each week, theme a sermon, use a suggested hymn or host an event. You may choose another time of year that is more suitable. It is up to you. 

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Source: assembly.uca.org.au

09-09hijabforpolice

“Institutions that represent government, should represent the people they serve.”

Muslim women serving the national police forces of Scotland and Canada can now wear a hijab as part of their officer uniform.

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Source: Facebook

09-04anglicanchurch

People from all faiths, backgrounds and traditions have come together as a show of solidarity at a multifaith service at the Anglican Parish of Gosford.

The service was led by Anglican Archdeacon Rod Bower. Guests included Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Mohammed, local Buddhist leader Gen Kelsang Dawa and Newcastle Anglican Bishop Greg Thompson.

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Source: The Daily Telegraph

09-08burkini

Nuns frolicking on the beach have become the symbol of protest against a ban on women wearing body-covering burkini swimsuits in French towns.

It comes as French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warns against stigmatising Muslims, as a furore over the ban grew with the emergence of pictures showing police surrounding a veiled woman on a beach.

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Source: ABC

09-03religionandmediaBarney Zwartz, a former religion editor of The Age, is a senior fellow of the Centre for Public Christianity and media adviser to the Anglican Primate of Australia. This article is a revised version of an address delivered at the Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, the University of Queensland, on 19 August 2016.

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Source: ABC

09-06buddhist

Jalue Dorje is a 9-year-old from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His life is filled with the typical past times of a soon-to-be fourth-grader.

Along with perfecting his swimming strokes in the pool, the young boy spends his summer vacations learning Tibetan Buddhist mantras, practicing religious calligraphy, and attending ceremonies. 

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Source: Huffington Post

09-05olympics

When Mother Fatima Damas discovered her African-Brazilian religious beliefs would not be represented in the interfaith rooms of the Olympic Village, she was so incensed she launched a campaign to overturn the controversial exclusion.

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Source: Religion News Service

09-07sikhsunitedThe London-based photography duo Amit and Naroop know there is much more to the Sikh community. 

To that end, the photographers have teamed up with the Sikh Coalition to create the Sikh Project, which will showcase the portraits of nearly 40 Sikh Americans.

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Source: Style.mic

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