The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with the Bendigo Interfaith Council and the City of Greater Bendigo, would like to invite you to the 2017 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference on Sunday, November 12th 2017 @ Ulumbarra Theatre.


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Ulumbarra Theatre - Bendigo

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Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.

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Source: CNN

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Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. 

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Source: The New York TImes

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A recent ad from the meat industry in Australia, seeking to promote lamb as a food that people from a wide range of religious backgrounds can consume, has given offense to many Hindus in Australia and internationally. 

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Source: The Conversation

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A Christian school unlawfully discriminated against a five-year-old boy when it banned him from wearing a traditional Sikh patka, a child's version of a turban, a tribunal has ruled.

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Source: The Age

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The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) welcomes the release of the Baha’i leader, Mahvash Sabet, who was unjustly imprisoned in Iran for 10 years on the sole basis of her religion.

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Source: Centre for Human Rights in Iran

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A Victorian church that cancelled a couple's wedding because they supported same-sex marriage was acting well within its rights, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the leader of the "no" campaign. 

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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In the 15 years since St Hurmizd was founded, the Assyrian primary school in Western Sydney has grown from a cohort of 85 students, to more than 700.

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Source: ABC

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