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An Online Prayer Vigil for Those Facing Execution in Indonesia.

This week begins with the news that the Indonesian Government intends to proceed with theexecution by firing squad of ten people convicted of drug offenses.

As part of the global movement for the abolition of the death penalty I invite you to join me in vigil for these people.

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso;
Serge Areski Atlaoui;
Myuran Sukumaran;
Andrew Chan;
Rodrigo Gularte;
Raheem Agbaje Salami; 
Martin Anderson; 
Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise; 
Okwudili Oyatanze; 
Zainal Abidin.

–Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Used with permission
God of Compassion,
You let your rain fall on the just and the unjust.
Expand and deepen our hearts
so that we may love as You love,
even those among us
who have caused the greatest pain by taking life.
For there is in our land a great cry for vengeance
as we fill up death rows and kill the killers
in the name of justice, in the name of peace.
Jesus, our brother,
you suffered execution at the hands of the state
but you did not let hatred overcome you.
Help us to reach out to victims of violence
so that our enduing love may help them heal.
Holy Spirit of God,
You strengthen us in the struggle for justice.
Help us to work tirelessly
for the abolition of state-sanctioned death
and to renew our society in its very heart
so that violence will be no more. Amen.

Silent Conversation Exhibition Brisbane 2015

Silent Conversation a multimedia exhibition by Sha Sarwari.

A reflection by one who came to our shores seeking Asylum. Sha is a member of the minority Hazara in Afghanistan.

 Jugglers Art Space.

"Silent Conversation a multimedia  exhibition  by Sha Sarwari. A reflection by one who came to our shores seeking Asylum. Sha is a member of the minority  Hazara  in Afghanistan."

"Silent Conversation a multimedia  exhibition  by Sha Sarwari. A reflection by one who came to our shores seeking Asylum. Sha is a member of the minority  Hazara  in Afghanistan."

"Silent Conversation a multimedia  exhibition  by Sha Sarwari. A reflection by one who came to our shores seeking Asylum. Sha is a member of the minority  Hazara  in Afghanistan."

"Silent Conversation a multimedia  exhibition  by Sha Sarwari. A reflection by one who came to our shores seeking Asylum. Sha is a member of the minority  Hazara  in Afghanistan."

"Silent Conversation a multimedia  exhibition  by Sha Sarwari. A reflection by one who came to our shores seeking Asylum. Sha is a member of the minority  Hazara  in Afghanistan."

Just Dates: April

4-11  Passover

22 Earth Day

 25 ANZAC Day

Palm Sunday 2015

Our cries of “Hosanna” must echo the cries for freedom and liberation of those detained because they seek refuge and asylum in our land.

This week will not be Holy unless we refuse to crucify the innocent.
This week will not be Holy unless we break bread and drink wine with the poor and abandoned of our community.
This week will not be Holy unless we walk the passion of the earth.
This week will be Holy if we commit to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with all that is sacred.

Just Dates March

Local Community Events in Brisbane

Religious Holidays 2015

Religious Holidays 2015: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More) (PHOTOS)

We live in a beautiful, diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. HuffPost Religion is proud to present an interfaith, inclusive religious calendar for nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism. We hope you will come to this page regularly to learn about the festivals of your religious tradition, as well as your neighbors’ traditions.
Please note that Jewish holidays start at sunset and continue until sunset of the next day. Also, due to Islam’s use of the lunar calendar, some dates will be confirmed closer to the holiday. If this list does not include your sacred observance, please email religion@huffingtonpost.com with a brief description of the holiday so that we can add it here.

Just Dates: February