Melbourne News

Abrahamic faiths sharing Christmas, Chanukah and Muharram traditions

Wednesday 14 December 2016

By Ayesha Bux, Chair of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia Womens Committee
On Sunday 4 December 2016, the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) women’s committee hosted an event, at the Islamic Council of Victoria, with talks on seasonal celebrations of the three Abrahamic faiths. It was a well-attended event with an audience of over 35 women. An opportunity to make new friends and learn from each other over shared food for the festive season.

Choose better, safer care not euthanasia

Thursday 8 December 2016

Statement from the Episcopal Vicar for Life, Marriage and Family, Father Tony Kerin

The end of life choices inquiry did our Victorian community a great service. It fostered the conversation about death and dying that we sorely need to have. In an age when the fear of God has been replaced by the fear of death, post-modern conversations seem increasingly about avoiding, delaying or denying our mortal humanity. 

Christmas Message from Archbishop Denis Hart

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Dear Friends,

Christmas is a special time when we remember God’s closeness to us and our responsibility to become peacemakers. In this season of peace and goodwill we see our God, the maker of all things visible and invisible, reduced to the most vulnerable of creatures; another little Middle Eastern boy caught up in homelessness, poverty and a cruel cycle of violence.

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