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Australia’s elected national Jewish roof body is urging all Jewish Australians to insert the word ‘Jewish’ or ‘Judaism’ in answer to the question on the Census questionnaire that asks ‘What is your religion?’

“This should be done for each member of the household when you complete the questionnaire on Census night on Tuesday 9 August 2016”, said Robert Goot, the President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

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Source: J-Wire

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Muslims and Christians joined in Friday prayer at the mosque in the Normandy town where an elderly priest was slain this week, with one imam chastising the extremists as non-Muslims who are “not part of civilization” or “humanity.”

Muslims came from other parts of France to be present for the service shared with Christians.

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Source: Al Arabiya

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In a White House-produced YouTube video first shared on January 15, President Obama addressed a number of things — including what’s in his pockets.

It turns out that, along with a rosary gifted to him by Pope Francis, a small Buddha statuette, given to him by a monk, is often found on the president’s person.

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Source: Lion's Roar

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On Friday 15 July, Turkey witnessed a coup attempt by sections of the military, which has left hundreds dead and over a thousand injured.

The attempt has been successfully thwarted with the government back in control.

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Source: AIS Website

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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (EIC) of the Archdiocese of the Catholic Church co-hosted the twelfth Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner on Sunday at the Catholic Leadership Centre.

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Source: J-Wire

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We watched with sadness and horror the tragic events of the last days of Ramadan and can’t imagine how difficult they were for you.

We know that there is wide consensus that these terrorist attacks are largely political and that Islam is being distorted and manipulated for political and ideological purposes.

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Source: JCMA Website

08-pauline-hansonThe Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has joined the Lebanese Muslim Association in condemning One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.

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Source: SBS

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A theme park in the US state of Kentucky has unveiled a 510-foot-long (155 metre-long) wooden model of Noah's Ark.

The ark was built by Christians who said they believe the biblical story was a historical event.

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Source: BBC

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