Interfaith - Building a community
Unity as an organisation is an active supporter of the worldwide Interfaith movement, helping to bring people together across different faiths and supporting tolerance and sharing between different groups.....
Unity as an organisation is an active supporter of the worldwide Interfaith movement, helping to bring people together across different faiths and supporting tolerance and sharing between different groups. Part of that encouragement is reminding it's members once a month what different events and celebrations are happening each month across the interfaith community. By actively promoting Interfaith events Unity of Melbourne plays it's part in fostering the spirit of multiculturalism that it's home city is famous for.
Jim Youngman is the person at Unity of Melbourne that handles the Interfaith calendar, putting in the research and developing closer relationships between Unity of Melbourne and it's neighbours of differing faiths. On the first Sunday of every month Jim presents the Interfatih update and his devotion to the Interfaith movement is evident in the passion that he brings to his responsibilities in this regard. Listed below are just a few of the many Interfaith activities and events on during the month of July, for a full list please go to www.faithvictoria.org.au and see whats happening around you this month.
Eid ul Fitr (Islam)
(July 06, 2016)
Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)
(July 09, 2016)
Living in Jerusalem - navigating conflicted spaces: Council of Christians and Jews Vic
(July 10, 2016 15:00)
Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission and Faith Communities: Victorian Council of Churches
(July 11, 2016 09:30)
Violence in the Name of Religion: Australian Catholic University
(July 13, 2016 12:00)
Faith perspectives on Climate Change - Muslim perspectives: Greenfaith
(July 17, 2016 17:30)
Ashala Puja / Dharma Day (Buddhism)
(July 19, 2016)
The Interfaith movement is vitally important and Unity of Melbourne is a proud supporter of this community initiative. In a world that seems to be more and more focussed on what divides, the Interfaith communty brings focus to the things that we hold in common and can build a community around. Consider getting involved in the Interfaith community yourself and experience the shared commitment to spiritual growth that it has to offer.