Building Bonding Community: Maroondah Interfaith Network

From October 17, 2020 15:00 until October 17, 2020 17:00

Building Bonding Community: Maroondah Interfaith Network

Maroondah Interfaith Network invites you to:

Building Bonding Community | Building Community seminar series

Date: Saturday 17 October 2020      Time: 3pm to 5pm
Location: Online

As we reconstruct our communities following the COVID-19 crisis, we must reflect on what sort of community we want to build. These seminars will help us in this process. 

It will be addressing how we build those bonding relationships with family and close friends which are the essence of supportive community life.

In each seminar four speakers from different traditions and contexts will speak to the topic, followed by discussion. The speakers will include:

  • Chang Ji Fa Shi (Chen Buddhist)
  • Assoc/Prof Bob Dixon (former director of the Catholic Pastoral Research Office)
  • Ps Scott Hawkins (Urban Life, Ringwood)
  • Rev Glenn Loughrey (National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Anglican Commission and vicar St Oswald’s, Glen Waverley)
  • Swami Sunishthananda (Vedanta Hindu Centre

Through these seminars we will seek to find what is common between our different traditions and backgrounds and understand our differences.

Building Bonding Community

Bonds are the strong relationships between people through which people give and receive general support from each other. They transcend the various aspects of our lives and are essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. Such relationships occur in family life and in close friendships. This seminar will explore the ways in which religious faith seeks to enhance these relationships.

For the link to join our Zoom discussion, email the chair of the Maroondah Interfaith Network: Prof Philip Hughes at

The seminar series has been made possible by a grant from the Maroondah City Council.

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