Australia will stand United and say enough is enough

16 December, 2014 – by Ghaith Krayem writing in the Herald Sun THERE are two statements that we, as Muslims, recite countless times each day. They are “In the Name of God, Most Gracious Most Merciful” and “Peace be with you”. Those two statements could not be more apt at a time like this. For…

MLN Issues a Community Safety Advice

Muslim Legal Network (MLN) has issued a community safety advice to help protect Muslims from anti-Muslim bigotry by empowering the community with the knowledge required to secure legal rights. REACTING TO ANTI-MUSLIM HATE Anti-Muslim hate crimes can often be inflammatory and have significant negative effects on Muslims vulnerable to such abuse. However, Muslims should take…

ICV Press Conference

Following the tragic event which took place in Endeavour Hills on Tuesday  September 23, the Islamic Council of Victoria was flooded with media inquiries. National and international news sources contacted the ICV, seeking reactions from the Muslim community in relation to the 18-year-old man who was shot dead by two anti-terrorist officers in front of…

ICV’s Inaugural Interfaith Iftar

The Islamic Council of Victoria hosted its inaugural Interfaith Iftar on Monday, June 22 at Harbour Kitchen – Docklands. The successful iftar, initiated by ICV’s Interfaith Committee, attracted 80 people from various faith groups. As attendees united to support Muslims during the month of Ramadan, guests reflected on the spiritual fulfilment of fasting. Guest speakers…

Organ and Tissue Donation

In 2014 1,117 Australians received the gift of an organ transplant, the lives of 5,553 tissue transplant recipients were improved and 1,897 corneal transplants restored the gift of sight – all through the incredible generosity of Australian organ and tissue donors and their families. Thank you to all who support and promote the important message…

First Biannual Members Meeting

The Islamic Council of Victoria held its first Bi-Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, April 26 2015. Due to the recent raids, which took place in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne on Saturday, April 18, most of the discussions and community concerns were centred on this agenda. Community leaders discussed possible actions to better unify…