logo 200pxMulticultural and Multifaith Victoria supports our fellow Australians of African descent

A statement from the Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism

Victoria's diverse faith and multicultural communities are extremely concerned and disappointed by the media reporting, unhelpful statements by politicians and public debate surrounding youth crime in Victoria, which appears to target and make scapegoats out of the Victorian African community, and the South Sudanese community in particular.

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wihwWhen is it?  World Interfaith Harmony Week is celebrated annually on the first week of February (February 1st to February 7th).

What is it about? World Interfaith Harmony Week aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith and non-faith. It provides a platform, one week in the year, where people of every group can recognize their common values, build ties with each other, and work alongside one another to bring peace and harmony to their communities.

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30111705ascanlonThis report presents the findings of the tenth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2017.

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Source: Scanlon Foundation

logo 200pxThe Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) has issued the following statement on the prevention of family violence and violence against women. 

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Source: FCCV

3011711ganeshaThe advertising watchdog has backflipped on its decision to give a controversial lamb ad the green light. 

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Source: The Age

30111705ruddockFormer Liberal frontbencher Philip Ruddock will chair a panel tasked with reviewing protections for religious freedom, the Federal Government has announced. 

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Source: ABC

30111709sikhkidsThe greater Melbourne area, which boasts of a sizeable Punjabi population, has a number of gurdwaras or Sikh temples. 

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Source: Times of India

30111707mungoDancers, musicians and cultural leaders from Indigenous communities across Australia gathered to celebrate the return of Mungo Man, Australia's oldest known human remains.

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Source: ABC

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