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Fr Peter Williams' ABC Radio National interview on veils


Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Vicar General, Very Rev Peter Williams, has appeared on an episode of ABC Radio National's Encounter program which discussed the history of veiling in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Gear up for Ride to Worship Week

Gear up for Ride to Worship Week

People of all religions are encouraged to leave the car at home and cycle to their faith-based activities during Ride to Worship Week, from 9-15 October 2010.

Grassroots Christians call for new approach to violence and peace issues


In the face of the continuing problems of securing peace in the world, grassroots Christians from across the denominations are urgently calling for alternatives based on the nonviolent principles of Jesus.

Hindus welcome Pope’s upcoming religious peace summit in Assisi


Hindus have welcomed "Pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace" World Day of Prayer for Peace initiative of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

Hindus wish Pope the best for World Youth Day


Hindus have sent good wishes to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the 26th World Youth Day being held at Madrid Spain from 16 to 21 August.

Historic day for Coptic Christians in Australia


The Coptic Orthodox Community has welcomed bipartisan support within the Australian Federal Parliament in recognising Coptic Christians in Egypt who are suffering ongoing and increasing persecution.

Humble man welcomed as 266th Pope: NCCA


The announcement that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the 266th pope for the Roman Catholic Church has been welcomed by the National Council of Churches in Australia.

IFM praise for Mary – First Disciple E Conference

IFM praise for Mary – First Disciple E Conference

Institute For Mission joined with thousands throughout Australia and internationally for Tuesday 18 May’s Mary – First Disciple E Conference, to hear the insights of leading Scripture scholar Fr Frank Moloney SDB.

In new video, Francis urges Catholics and Protestants to work together


Catholics and Evangelicals should not wait for theologians to reach agreement before praying and working together, Pope Francis recently told a group of Pentecostal Anglican bishops in Rome.

Tags: Pope Francis   Crux   Austen Ivereigh

Inaugural Global Dialogue Forum

Inaugural Global Dialogue Forum

Up to 300 participants are expected to attend the inaugural Global Dialogue Forum next month, promoting intercultural exchange in the Asia Pacific region.

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