Forum: Uniting or Dividing?

The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) is running a forum about Christians and Muslims in a globalised world and whether we are uniting or dividing. Keynote speaker Prof. John Esposito, director of the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations from Georgetown University will also be available for a Q&A after the address. Date: Friday, December 4 2015 Time:…

National Mosque Open Day

Curious every-day Australians and slithering reptiles attended the Islamic Council of Victoria’s Jeffcott St premises on Saturday, October 31 as part of National Mosque Open Day. ICV opened its doors to both people and reptiles – playing host to more than 80 guests on the day. Attendees were given a tour of the mosque and…

Sign the Petition: Stop Persecution in Central African Republic

Since September, Christian militias known as ‘anti balaka’ in central African Republic have been carrying out revenge attacks on the country’s Muslim minority as a whole. Since Seleka’s leader was forced to resign last month, tens of thousands of Muslim civilians have been forced to flee the indiscriminate violence and killings. Click here to sign…

Project Hayat Community Training

 Project Hayat Imams Training  The Islamic Council of Victoria in conjunction with the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and Project Hayat organised an Imams training session as to better prepare our Arabic speaking leaders to address questions from the Muslim community about organ and tissue donation.Islamic leaders from ANIC, the Board of Imams, Victoria University, Virgin…

Survey on Bystander Anti-Racism

The Challenging Racism project invites those who have recently witnessed a racist incident to complete their survey. The purpose is to investigate bystander anti-racism, which is action taken by ordinary people in response to racism that they witness.  The study is being conducted by the Challenging Racism Project, a research project involving researchers from six…

Message of Condolences

On behalf of the ICV and the Muslim communities of Victoria we would like to express our condolences to all the families that lost their loved ones at the tragedy at Mina whilst performing their Hajj – Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon. We also convey our best wishes for a speedy recovery with the…

Monique Toohey recognised for Service to Women

ICV Executive Committee member Monique Toohey proudly took home the the 2015 Honouring Women in Moreland Award at the Honouring Women in Moreland Awards last week. The Nasihah Consulting psychologist, trainer, social entrepreneur and author was recognised for her work community spirit; supporting the contribution and participation of women. “It was an absolute privilege to…

Racism Is Not Free Speech

ICV encourages you to endorse the joint statement: “Racism is not Free Speech.” ICV has endorsed the statement “Racism is not Free Speech” put forward by ethnic and religious organisations against the repeal of sections of the Racial Discrimination Act. We encourage you to support the statement by clicking on the link below, urging the Attorney…