meditationconf200Meditation Australia and Australian Catholic University invite you to:

2018 Australian Meditation Conference on the theme: Meditation and Society
Location: Australian Catholic University - 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy (Cnr Brunswick St)

Date and Time: Friday 20 July 2018 | 11am to 9pm,
Saturday 21 July 2018 | 8am to 6pm, and
Sunday 22 July 2018 | 8am to 5pm

About the Conference: The primary aim of the 2018 Australian Meditation Conference is to provide a platform for a collaborative dialogue involving a wide range of speakers, representing a rich diversity of philosophies and applications of meditation, mindfulness, contemplation and reflection.

Delivered across the weekend the main conference program will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions. These dialogues will be supplemented by a variety of practical workshops, the delivery of academic papers, a quiet room for contemplation, an exhibition marketplace, live music and a ‘netwalking’ session though the local gardens.

Satellite events on Friday 20 July include an Education Forum, Masterclasses for practitioners and professionals, an early evening dinner in the exhibition area, a free public meditation gathering and an evening presentation by psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr Rick Hanson.

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leobaecklogoThe William and Henrietta Kaye Memorial Study in Israel Scholarship 2018-9
Location: Israel
Date: 9 - 21 October 2018
Deadline for scholarship: 18 May 2018

A scholarship fund has been established in the memories of the late Hon. William Kaye AO, and the late Henrietta Kaye AM, long- standing members of the Leo Baeck Centre, to assist people to study in and develop their relationship with Israel. It is particularly intended to assist those who would otherwise struggle to fund such a study visit.

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​2018 Summer School in the Christian Sciences
Location: Pontificia Universita Urbaniana, Rome, Italy
Date: July 2 to July 30 2018
Course is for university students or graduates from different religious traditions (non-Christian)

The Pontificia Universita Urbaniana of Rome is organising an initiative for the summer of this year (2018). It is a Summer School in the Christian sciences open for university students or graduates who come from contexts of different religious traditions (non-Christian), aimed at providing a basic knowledge of the Christian culture. The courses provided are at a university level, given by lecturers of the same Pontificia Universita Urbaniana.

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Teenagers hold positive views of different faith groups and religious diversity in Australia but opinion shifts when it comes to how religion impacts their lives and the lives of others.


Source: Deakin University


The 2018-19 Multicultural Festivals and Events Program is now open for events being held between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.


Source: Victorian Multicultural Commission

01041803tasmaniaThe University of Tasmania has a long and distinguished history of innovation and research excellence. Building on our distinctive island environment and intellectual capacity to solve global challenges, we have cemented a position within the top 2% of research institutions worldwide. The College of Arts, Law & Education, School of Social Sciences is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship for an Honours or equivalent graduate in Sociology and Criminology. This scholarship provides $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) living allowance for 3 years, with a possible 6 month extension.

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Representatives of three Christian communities in Melbourne came together to hold their annual memorial service commemorating the Holocaust.


Source: The Australian Jewish News


One in four churchgoers has experienced domestic abuse in their current relationship, according to a new study in Britain.


Source: ABC News

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