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The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils’s position on Same Sex Marriage
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:00
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In Buddhist traditions, there is no fixed or mandated form of marriage and from a Buddhist point of view there is no such thing as a single fixed, natural, or pre-ordained form of marriage and supports same sex marriage as long as it is between two consenting adults.

The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils has been consistent in its position in support for Same Sex Marriage since 2012 :

Feb 2017
Senate Inquiry Submission
: The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils made a Senate Inquiry Submission in support of the Bill introducing Civil Marriage Equality in Australia.

Sep 2016
The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils made a Statement opposing the Plebiscite on Same Sex Marriage

2013
The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils endorsed its 2012 Statements on Marriage Equality.

2012
The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils submitted a written submission in support of Marriage Equality. This was followed by a Parliamentary Consultation Statement in support of Marriage Equality.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:07
 
Statement on Violence in Myanmar
Sunday, 17 September 2017 18:00
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FABC Statement on Violence in Myanmar

We are deeply concerned with the violence in Myanmar. This is a long standing conflict regarding nationalistic and ethnic issues and has caused much suffering for decades.
The Buddha teaches non-harm and those practicing acts of violence are not practicing the teachings of the Buddha.
There has been much media reports about this issue and some of which are not entirely accurate. To promote religious harmony and peace in Australia, there should be responsible reporting, no disinformation or misinformation that could spark more hatred and disharmony, especially here.
We appeal to all Australians to support this humanitarian problem with humanitarian aid to the victims.

16 Sep 2017
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Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 14:21
 
2017 Federal Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 13:21
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Ms Cecilia Mitra, President of the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, sharing the Ten Buddhist Principles of Governance at the 2017 Federal Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast on 9 August at the National Press Club Conference, Canberra. Guest Speakers at the event include: The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition; and Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:28
 
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