The Freedom of Religion or Belief Learning Platform provides resources to help individuals, communities and decision-makers learn, reflect upon and promote freedom of religion or belief for all. It includes resources for personal study and for educators and facilitators to use in group trainings. The core resources have been developed in dialogue with specialists and with reference people from a range of religious and belief backgrounds.
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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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Maths, science, history and death?
This could be a school timetable in a state in Australia, if a proposal by the Australian Medical Association Queensland is accepted.
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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. You can learn about the history and social impact of world religions through their scriptures with experts representing several of the world’s religious traditions.
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The University of Tasmainia in collboration with Monash University and Deakin University provide study opportunity to interested participants in the Interfaith Movement in Australia. The study focusses on evaluating the impact of interfaith activities on religous diversity in Australia.
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The Centre for Study of Islam and Social Transformation (CISForm) Yogyakarta launched religious animation films to be hosted on Youtube. The launch took place on Saturday, 3/2/18. The event was attended by various representatives such as senior high school students, teachers, youth mosque, religious boarding school, students, and government institutions, mass organizations, and academics, which was opened by Dr. Ir. Muhammad Wildan as Director of CISForm.
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Last week marked the world premiere season of NITV children’s live action series, Grace Beside Me. The series teacher notes cover each episode and themes exploring the Indigenous realm of culture, Country, and spirits. This is a must-see drama for ages 8-12, based on the book by Sue McPherson which is a great book for any Reading Challenges coming up.
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The centenary of the end of the First World War is fast approaching and we all recognise the horror and tragedy that armed conflict has brought, and still brings, to the lives of many around the globe. Commemorating this moment allows us to listen to the voices of the past to reflect on how we use the freedom we have today to create peace, to listen to others and commit to forming radical ways to resolve some of the issues we are facing today, issues like social isolation, bullying, gang culture, racism and extremism.
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A program of the Saint Paul Leadership Coalition, IYLC brings together Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, atheist and other middle- and high school-aged students, promoting interfaith understanding and reducing prejudice and misunderstanding through dialogue and community service.
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A new interactive website developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission, featuring personal stories from members of the Stolen Generations, will help schoolchildren around the country understand the spiritual and social impacts of the forced removal of children from their families.
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