The Faith Communities Council of Victoria would like to make the following statement on promoting harmony:
CELEBRATION was the theme for the Interfaith Network Annual Gathering held on 22 October 2014, as the Interfaith Network, the oldest Network in Australia, celebrated its 25th anniversary.
On October 18th 2014 a seminar took place at Monash University in Melbourne, sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP). The seminar was the first in a series that will explore the role of religion, morality and interdisciplinary perspectives in addressing current moral, humanitarian and peace challenges facing our world and took the view that the best solutions to these challenges can emerge if the diverse perspectives of spiritual leaders, scholars, diplomats, government leaders, experts in geopolitics and leaders of NGOs can be combined.
A priest, a rabbi and an imam walk onto a plane … No, this is not the start of a joke – it actually happened in May this year, when four Christians, four Muslims and four Jews, all from Melbourne, set off on a Joint Jerusalem Journey, the first such interfaith journey from Australia to Jerusalem; a city that is holy to all three Abrahamic faiths. The purposes of the Journey were to engage in dialogue, study the peace movement in Jerusalem, and to engage in serious discussion about each other’s beliefs.
On Thursday, 9th of October 2014, the Moonee Valley Interfaith Network (MVIN) welcomed over 60 members and guests at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Art Exhibition.