The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative Christian watchdog group, has launched a legal campaign to fight what it calls “Buddhist meditation” in American public schools. The group takes issue with the secular mindfulness programs that have been implemented in some schools, in which audio recordings guide students through stress-reduction practices. The organization says that mindfulness practices “equate to Buddhism.”
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SRE teachers from across NSW came together at Parliament House on the 22nd of November 2018 to celebrate the work done over 2018. Buddhist Council fo NSW Special Religious Education Manager, Melissa, attended the celebration and was amazed by the talent and commitment shown.
Partnering with ATOM, SBS has created study guides to accompany the SBS Cultural Competence Program to build capability around inclusion and cultural diversity in Australia. (Years 7 to 10)
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A Christian, a Buddhist and a Muslim – all people who practice science in one way or another – give an account of what they perceive as the relationship between religion and science.
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The Jubilee Centre, one of the UK’s leading Christian think tanks is pleased to offer this set of 13 pamphlets that provide accessible introductions to biblical perspectives on a range of modern ‘hot topics’—from consumerism, to social media, to surveillance.
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ISKCON Educational Services would like to announce that the Heart of Hinduism pack is now available online. Heart of Hinduism is an educational resource that explains the Hindu traditions in clear terms. It is produced by practitioners of the tradition and is meant for all who wish to broaden their knowledge of Hindu traditions.
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The launch event for ‘Our Stories’ features the stories of four refugees building a new life in Australia. Alpha, Shabnam, David and Aya each arrived in Australia at a different time and from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds – will occur at the LaunchPad Hub, Richmond on the evening of 11 December.
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Forgiving those who have wronged us is one of the most difficult things we ever do. It is also one of the most healing.
The choice is ours.
Read an interfaith perspective on Forgiveness scribed by a Jewish Rabbi.
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Mindfulness can help students – and teachers – to be calm in the classroom. Here, we watch one video explaining the ins and outs of meditation in class. Adults discuss the benefits and pitfalls while students navigate stress and negative thoughts. Plus: Explore three ways to bring mindfulness to the classroom.
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A massive information campaign about “Special Religious Education” (SRE) aimed at parents launches across NSW this week. Over 100 buses, 760,000 leaflets and 80 radio stations will carry the info campaign to parents at more than 2100 state schools.
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