Archives for February 2018

NSW Govt gets serious about Religious education

NSW state government had ordered a review of Special Religious Education(SRE) in 2015 and the report was received in 2017. Hindu scriptures are taught to students in schools by VHP and Chinmaya Mission under this special scheme. As a part of implementing many of these recommendations, an All Faith SRE (AFSRE) committee was formed. This […]

Religions for Peace 1st NSW meeting 2018

Mr Vijai Singhal of Hindu Council of Australia attended the quarterly meeting of the Religions for Peace(RfP), NSW Chapter of which he is also an Honorary Secretary. RfP is an international organisation and is the largest and most representative multi-religious organisation. It promotes harmony among people of different religions. The meeting was held in the […]

Brisbane Buddhist temple appreciates Hindu Council

A Buddhist temple in Brisbane appreciates Hindu Council of Australia (HCA)’s presence at their annual Multi-Faith prayer for peace and harmony. Mr Surendra Prasad has been attending this event every year for the last 6 years on behalf of HCA.

Hindu Council organised a multi-faith Eco-Forum in 2011

Hindu Council organised a multi-faith Eco-Forum in 2011 Hindu Council helped prepare and launch the Hindu Climate Action Kit Hindu Council has also been involved in ARRCC’s Advocacy work with the federal politicians in Canberra                                       Association with Faith Ecology Network (FEN) – FEN is an interfaith network of people connecting faith with ecological awareness and […]

Hindus missing out Big time on School Chaplaincy

The National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP), is an Australian federal government programme which funds chaplains in Australian primary and secondary schools. The chaplains are to provide “support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spirituality”.[1] The grants are $20,000 a year for schools and $24,000 for schools in remote areas.[2] Hindus are missing out big […]

Hindu Council releases a Multi-faith Music CD

Hindu Council of Australia – Release of Multi-faith Music CD The Hindu Council of Australia organised a Multi-faith Music CD Release function from 4pm till 6.00pm on Saturday 1 July 2017 at Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Canberra. The theme of the program was “Theology and Music”. The music CD was produced by Mr Divyanshu […]

Indian Link Newspaper, HARSHAD PANDHARIPANDE reports on Hindu Council

Indian Link Newspaper, HARSHAD PANDHARIPANDE reports Hindu Council to felicitate women achievers – HCA launches the Gargi Awards for role models in various fields. [Read More…]

Vic Govt funds $160,000 for Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

      Australia’s Victorian State Government announced that it will provide more than $160,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre, also known as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Consecrated in 1994, the Society’s spiritual and cultural precinct, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, is now largest Hindu temple […]

A review of Australia’s religious freedoms

Philip Ruddock appointed to conduct review of Australia’s religious freedoms Fergus Hunter Published: November 22 2017 – 8:10AM The government has appointed Howard-era cabinet minister Philip Ruddock to lead a review into the legal protections for religious freedom in Australia, which has emerged as a contentious issue inside the Coalition ahead of the legalisation of […]

Karma Kitchen gets invited to Food Faith Harmony Day

In recognition of Karma Kitchen project of Hindu Council, FoodFaith has invited Karma Kitchen to join Blacktown Harmony Day celebration on Wednesday, March 21st, at Bowman Hall. The event will be from 11am to 1pm (possibly starting earlier.) The event is being organized by a number of organisations including Blacktown Council, SydWest, FoodFaith, FEN, TAFE, […]