The Buddhist Council of Victoria (BCV) works with partners to deliver a pilot project to build the capacity of the Buddhist faith community and leaders to effectively prevent and respond to family violence.
Swastika Education Awareness Campaign
A new law in Victoria has banned the public display of Nazi symbols. The most famous is the Hakenkreuz, or twisted cross, which was used to promote Nazism in the Second World War. The sacred swastika is protected and should not be mistaken for a Nazi symbol. Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains have used the sacred swastika for thousands of years to represent auspiciousness, purity, peace and good fortune. We may continue to publicly display our sacred swastika.
The Buddhist Council of VictoriaThe Buddhist Council of Victoria is a representative body that acts on behalf of Buddhists in the Australian state of Victoria. It is actively engaged in representing the needs of Buddhists to all levels of government, provides speakers for interfaith dialogue and works widely with the community.
Victorians live in a multi-faith community with the opportunity to learn about different philosophies and religious practices, and where the spiritual development of the child is encouraged.
There are volunteer chaplains from several different Buddhist communities and traditions visiting prisoners on a regular and ‘as-needs’ basis. If you are interested in learning more about prison chaplaincy, or becoming involved yourself.
BCV is actively developing chaplaincy and spiritual care services for hospitals and other major healthcare facilities. As we build our Healthcare Chaplaincy capacity additional content will be made available incrementally.
The Buddhist Council of Victoria (BCV) is working with the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division (MASC) to deliver a pilot project to build the capacity of Buddhist faith community and leaders to effectively prevent and respond to family violence.
The Buddhist Council of Victoria has partnered with the Victorian Government to promote the Swastika Education Awareness Campaign. A new law has banned the Nazi Hakenkreuz but there is an exemption for the sacred swastika when used in a religious or traditional context.
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