Our mission of strengthening relations between people of different faiths and beliefs is more important than ever. As I look back at the year, I ask myself how well are we positioned to take up the challenge of reconnecting communities and building social cohesion? Have we retained sufficient momentum and creativity to respond well to a context shaped by the pandemic and Brexit? I see five signs of hope.
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Holiday time brings spare time and time to read. Due lockdown, books are back in favour; creative fiction, children’s books and the exploration of living with the Buddhist teachings feature in these books. Here we bring a selection of Children’s Buddhist books!
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The Asia Education Foundation has provided a virtual cultural tour of several temples and places of worship in East Java, Malaysia. The tour is curated by high school students, in English.
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The evil King Kans slaughters his sister’s sons when it is foretold that one of them will grow up to destroy him. But he finds that destiny is a hard thing to escape. Watch The Birth of Krishna!
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Why do we get old, get ill and die? How can we escape from suffering? The story of how Prince Siddhartha Gautama left a life of luxury to embark on a search for the answers, and how he eventually became the Buddha – the Enlightened One. Watch The Enlightenment Of The Buddha and learn this important story of the founder of Buddhism.
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How Islam began in under ten minutes? Not a problem. The turbulent tale is told against the clock, with all the names, dates and events on a timeline. You can watch How Islam Began in Ten Minutes!
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How do we get from Jesus to the great big church – all the great big churches – we have today? Well, it’s a long and complicated story, involving emperors, crusaders, popes, castration and a lot of arguments. Here it all is in just ten minutes, so hold on tight. Watch Church History in Ten Minutes!
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Respect is a value found in family, society and culture and religions. Respect provides mind management, proper order in everyday relations with people, and is passed down through the generations. Respect makes relationships positive and enduring.
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Due closure of borders and application of Stage 3 Lockdown, Special Religious Instruction is not being provided in schools. Here, we bring you homeschooling resources for Orthodox, Sikh and Muslim faiths. We will add to this where more resources become available.
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The Covid-19 crisis in the community has resulted in states closing schools and directing students to engage in learning from home. In this wise, and in face of a second-round of lockdown to Stage 3 in Victoria, we bring you resources for Hindu SRE – Learning from home.
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