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Parliament House Diwali 3rd Dec

3rd December 2018 in Federal Parliament house, Canberra.

Pope’s emissary meets Hindu Council of Australia

A Papal Contingent from Rome and various parts of the world visited Australia and met various  local faith leaders, including representatives of Hindu Council of Australia in Canberra. Many issues of similarities were discussed. The gathering also talked how to counter differences towards a happier and less wounded world.

Mr Prakash Mehta, President Hindu Council and Dr Himnashu Pota represented Hindu Council in the meeting. The team was received by Archbishop Prowse.  The four high ranking clergy from the Vatican consisted of Bishops, Monsignors and Priests from Spain, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia specialising in relations with other faiths. There were five faiths represented consisting Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Baha’i. There were some 20 invitees who were separated into three groups to interchange their views.

Hindus join International Day of Peace celebrations in Canberra

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture held a Multi-faith meeting on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, representing: Hindu, Christian, Islam, Buddhist and Quakers.

Interfaith prayers for Rain

Australia is going through a severe drought. Religious leaders of various faiths including Hindus participated in rituals to bring about rains. Hindu Priest is Pandit Prakash Pandey recited the prayers in Sanskrit. Mr Basu Banka explained the rituals and spoke at the Prayer Service.

 

A sum of $260 was collected for Buy a Bale charity.

Wisdom for the Common Good – Multifaith forum

By:Kanti Jinna.

I was invited to speak on the topic of Wisdom for the Common Good as espoused in the Bhagavad Gita. I drew my inspiration from Chapter 6 on Jnanya Yoga.

This is an annual meeting organised by the Order of Australia Association and the Multi-faith aspect is led by Rev Bishop Stephen Pickard of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

It was held on Sunday 19th August and the other Faith Leaders were from Islam, Buddhist, Baha’i, Hinduism, Jewish and Christian faiths.

By:Kanti Jinna.

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