In Victoria’s Parliament, formal business starts with a Christian Prayer, a practice that does not represent the range of beliefs in Australia’s most diverse state.
Victoria is home to hundreds of religions, one third of us are not religious, and one in ten follow a faith other than Christianity.
It would be more appropriate if Parliament started with a moment of reflection. People of any faith can pray, and those who are not religious can contemplate the importance of their responsibilities to the people of Victoria.
Parliament should not privilege one religion over another
If you agree that it’s time to change to something that represents Victoria in the 21st Century please email your MP and ask them to support the motion for “Members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of Victoria”