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I was born into a Catholic family of 12 children during the Vietnam War. The fall of Saigon happened when I was six years old. My family and most families in the south of Vietnam were faced with great fear, despair, uncertainty and poverty.

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Source:The Age

 

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On 21June 2022, the Je Khenpo, the senior Buddhist authority in Bhutan, began ordaining a group of 144 women as bhikshunis, or female monks, at the Ramthangkha monastery in the tiny Himalayan country.

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Source: Religion News

 

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Modern royal jubilees have become chiefly associated with holidays, processions and parties. But jubilees are also religious events, and their history reveals the monarchy’s widening role in British religion and communal relations.

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Source: The Conversation

 

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Thousands of people from all walks of life have flocked to greet the summer solstice at Stonehenge to mark the longest day of the northern hemisphere year.

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Source: ABC

 

From 1 July 2022, new Child Safe Standards start in Victoria.

All children have a right to be safe, including when they visit a place of worship. Child Safe Standards have been mandatory in Victoria since 2016, so many organisations already have well-developed child safety frameworks. They are compulsory for a large range of organisations, including faith-based organisations who work or volunteer with children up to the age of 18.

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With the public display of the Nazi Hakenkreuz soon to become banned in Victoria, members of Australia’s Hindu community say they want clearer differentiation between the hate sign and the swastika, a holy symbol in several South Asian religions.

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Source: SBS

 

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Australia’s Anglican bishops have thwarted an attempt by the powerful, conservative Sydney diocese to have the national church affirm that marriage is only between a man and a woman, prompting dire warnings from Sydney’s archbishop that the unity of the Australian church is in peril.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

 

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The use of exclusively masculine language to refer to God is a point of contention for many Christians, including Dr Dorothy Lee, an Anglican priest and Steward Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity College Theological School in the University of Divinity.

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Source: ABC

 

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