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Hindu Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee Releases Album on Islam

March 24, 2017

On March 3, award-winning singer-songwriter Ben Lee released an album that diverged significantly from his earlier work. In his self-explanatory new album “Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Whole Family,” Lee branches into the world of child-friendly, educational music.

The album is just the beginning of a five-part project. Lee hopes to release an album about five of the major world religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism. Raised Read more about Hindu Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee Releases Album on Islam

Australian Atheists Urge Citizens Not to List “Jedi” as Religion on Census

Australian Atheists Urge Citizens Not to List “Jedi” as Religion on Census

August 4, 2016

As Australians prepare for their census on August 9, the Atheist Foundation of Australia has an urgent request for citizens: Please do not mark your religion as “Jedi.”

The trend of writing in “Jediism” as one’s census religious preference began with a chain email in 2001, the first year the UK would add a question about religion to their census. The email erroneously promised that Jediism would be added to the official census list of religions in upcoming years if 8,000 residents of Read more about Australian Atheists Urge Citizens Not to List “Jedi” as Religion on Census

Australian Mormon Ward Welcomes Muslim Guests

Australian Mormon Ward Welcomes Muslim Guests

December 21, 2015

This December, two Brisbane, Australia religious groups shared a common worship space.

As part of their annual Christmas outreach program, Brisbane, Australia-based ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invited members of a local mosque to tour their house of worship. When it was time for the group of Muslim worshipers to engage in evening prayers, representatives of the Mormon ward provided them with a special room for prayer. 

Ali Kadri, a representative of the Islamic Council of Queensland, posted pictures from the tour and praised the LDS hosts’ Read more about Australian Mormon Ward Welcomes Muslim Guests