Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation: Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia

From August 09, 2020 14:00 until August 09, 2020 17:15

Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation: Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) invites you to:

Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation | Perspectives From The Three Abrahamic Faiths

Date: Sunday 9 August 2020     Time: 2pm to 5:15pm
Location: Online webinar

We have invited six amazing speakers from the Abrahamic faith communities to participate in two panel discussions reflecting on the effects of COVID-19 on our communities and the challenges and lessons learned.

  • Session one runs from 2.00pm – 3.15pm
  • Session two from 3.30pm - 4.45pm
  • After each session there will be time for Q & A with a moderator

Session 1 - 2.00pm to 3.15pm Grassroots reflections

  • Meriem Abida – CEO, Benevolence Australia
  • Noreen Lockhart - Co-responsible, Focolare Movement, Oceania
  • Mandi Katz, Limmud Oz Organiser

In a moderated panel discussion with grassroot community leaders we will reflect on the many ways in which community is affected by physical separation. What are the range of problems presented during this time of separation? What sort of long-term changes might this have on faith and on faith communities? What sort of provision is there in the different faith traditions that has helped to cope, maintain, and nurture each community.

Session 2 - 3.30pm to 4.45pm Faith Leaders reflections

  • Sheik Alaa El Zokm – Heidelberg Mosque
  • Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann – ARK Centre
  • Rev Dr Julie Hall – Bentleigh Uniting Church

Three leaders reflect on how something we all take for granted, coming together in prayer and worship in a physical space, has been impacted by these times of social distancing. Has it created only anxiety and feelings of isolation or have we seen manifestations of love and kindness.

Click here to register on Eventbrite | All those who register will be emailed further details and the Zoom link for the virtual event nearer the time of the event.

We ask that all participants review the JCMA Principles of Dialogue by visiting this link prior to the event.

Further information

Ginette: 0400 211 221 |
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We look forward to your participation in what promises to be a topical and stimulating event.


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