- The Boroondara Interfaith Network is a network of people from the different religions, faiths and traditions in the City of Boroondara. It aims to create awareness and dialogue through building relationships that nurture harmony, and deepen understanding and respect in the community.
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- Gallery Tour and Workshop on Journeys towards Reconciliation 11 October 2022
- Boroondara Interfaith Network Webinar – Families Keeping the Faith during COVID-19
- Keeping Boroondara Residents Connected. On-line Streamed Religious Services or Observances.
- Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
- Tour of Places of Worship in Boroondara 20 November 2017
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Gallery Tour and Workshop on Journeys towards Reconciliation 11 October 2022
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Boroondara Interfaith Network Webinar – Families Keeping the Faith during COVID-19
Join us on 8 December at 6.30 pm for a free, online discussion with local families on how they have been keeping connected to their faith and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our host is journalist and broadcaster, Helen Kapalos, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow of Multicultural Engagement at Swinburne University of Technology and former Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
We’ll be joined by local faith representatives
- Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann, Hawthorn Ark Centre
- Julia Riazati, Spiritual Assembly of Baha’i’s in Boroondara
- Kerman Buhariwala, Shirdi Sai Sansthan Temple, Camberwell
- Tanya Wilson, St Dominic’s Catholic Church, Camberwell
- Kamalpreet Kaur, Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria.
This event is taking place as part of the Boroondara Arts exhibition ‘A Family Album‘ and is hosted by the Boroondara Interfaith Network.
Register at Webinar Registration – Zoom
Keeping Boroondara Residents Connected. On-line Streamed Religious Services or Observances.
St Tom’s Anglican Church (Services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)
St Paul’s Anglican Church
St Dunstan’s Anglican Church https://stdunstans.org.au/index.php/online-services/
St John’s Church
Camberwell South Anglican Church
St Mark’s Church
Hartwell Church of Christ
St Faith’s Church
St Oswald’s Church
St Columb’s Church https://sermons.stcolumbs.org.au/streaming/#worship
Holy Trinity Church Kew https://www.facebook.com/holytrinitykew
St Hilary’s Church https://sthils.com/online/
The Avenue Church of Christ http://www.theavenuecc.org.au
St Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church
The Local Spiritual Assembly of Baha’s of Boroondara
Ashburton Baptist Church
East Camberwell Baptist Church
Camberwell Baptist Church
Canterbury Baptist Church
Hawthorn West Church
Chinese Baptist Church ( Services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)
North Balwyn Baptist Church (Services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)
Balwyn Baptist Church, Surrey Hills – Our Good Friday reflective service will start at 9:30 am, aiming to finish by 10:15 am. Please click the link below to join us. https://zoom.us/j/5172232020 Alternatively simply call 03 70182005 to listen to our service using your telephone. This link is not the same as our Sunday service link.
Bao Lin Monastery https://chungtai.org.au/en/
St Dominic’s http://www.stdominics.org.au
Camberwell, Balwyn and Deepdene
Carmelite Monastery, Kew https://www.facebook.com/CatholicArchdioceseofMelbourne/photos/a.10150981760504582/10157489556509582/?type=3&theater
Sacred Heart https://shkew.org.au/
St Cecilia’s Church http://masstimes.melbournecatholic.org.au/Camberwell-South
The Immaculate Conception Church and St Joseph’s Church
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Christian Community Church
Greek Orthodox Church
The Presentation Our Lady To The Temple
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Efstathios in South Melbourne, will be providing direct on line (Channel 31 or 44 ) liturgy service for Orthodox Christians on Friday, 17 April, 2020 from 7pm – to 9pm and Saturday, 18 April, 2020 from 11pm to 1.15 am. This service is delivered in Greek and English.
Shirdi Sai Temple
Swinburne Islamic Society, Swinburne University
Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism
The Ark Centre Hawthorn
Balwyn Methodist Church https://www.facebook.com/BWMC.AU/
Camberwell Methodist Church https://www.camberwellmethodistchurch.org.au/
http://www.bcpc.net.au/ (Mandarin and English)
Trinity Church https://trinitycamberwell.org.au/sermons
Hawthorn Presbyterian Church http://www.hawthornchurch.org/
Hawthorn East Chalmers Presbyterian Church https://www.chalmerspresbyterian.org/events-list/2020/3/27/chalmers-service-update
St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church https://www.surreyhillspresbyterian.org.au/churchonline
Chinese Corps https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/locations/victoria/v145/surrey-hills-chinese-corps/
Melbourne Glorious Chinese Christian Church Balwyn https://www.mgc.org.au
Seventh Day Adventist
Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church https://auburnvic.adventist.org.au/
Diwan Services http://gurdwarablackburn.com.au/
Vasaikhi Celebrations Live Stream on Channel 31.
Swinburne University Multi Faith Chaplaincy
Ashburton Uniting Church
Auburn Uniting Church
North Balwyn Uniting Church
Camberwell Uniting Church https://www.ucacamberwell.net/
Canterbury Uniting Church (Services in Tongan) https://www.facebook.com/Canterbury-Balwyn-Road-Uniting-Church-1783412678634833/
Highfield Road Canterbury Uniting Church https://highfieldroadcanterburyuc.org.au/
Deepdene Uniting Church – Virtual workshop in English and Korean http://www.ucadeepdene.info/
Uniting Church and Community Centre http://www.glenirisuniting.org.au/
Burwood Uniting Church Glen Iris https://burwood.ucavictas.org.au/worship-faith/
West Hawthorn Uniting Church
http://www.westhawthornuniting.org/ and email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Metropolitan Community Church https://www.mccmelbourne.com.au/ – Worships at the West Hawthorn Uniting Church.
Habitat Uniting Church, Hawthorn and Kew.
Council’s of Churches or Inter Church Councils
Ashburton – Glen Iris Inter Church Council
Balwyn North Inter Church Council
Burwood Inter Church Council
Canterbury Council of Churches https://www.canterburycouncilofchurches.org/
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week, which runs from 27 May to 3 June 2018, celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
To mark this important week, Isaiah Firebrace will perform at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. Isaiah, a Yorta Yorta man, won The X Factor in 2016 and represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
When: 8pm, Sunday 27 May 2018
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Tickets: Full $29, Concession $25 (under 16), Family (one adult + two concessions) $64
Book online at https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/isaiah-firebrace-concert
or call 9278 4770.
The Boroondara Library Service will also be holding a special storytime session during Reconciliation Week. Parents, carers, grandparents and their children are invited to attend this free, interactive and fun session by Yarn Strong Sista to learn more about Indigenous culture through storytelling.
When: 11am, Monday 28 May 2018
Where: Camberwell Library, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
For more information, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/libraries or call 9278 4666.
Tour of Places of Worship in Boroondara 20 November 2017
Join a free tour of places of worship in Boroondara.
- Bao Lin Chan Monastery in Glen Iris
- the Christian Community Church in East Hawthorn
- the Carmelite Monastery Church and gardens in Kew.
Transport will leave the City of Boroondara Council Offices, Customer service area on 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell at 10.15 a.m. and will return at 3.00 p.m, traffic permitting.
Please advise of any access, interpreting or dietary requirements upon booking. Light refreshments will be available.
To book go to
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-tour-of-places-of-worship-in-boroondara-tickets-39174827965?aff=es2\ or contact 9278 4938
National Relay Service (If you have hearing/speech difficulties) call 1300 555 727 or TTY/voice calls 133 677
To use a telephone interpreter call 131 450
Social Inclusion Policy and Projects Officer
8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124
City of Boroondara – Community Planning and Development
Telephone: (03) 9278 4938
National Relay Service (If you have a hearing/speech impairment) call 1300 555 727 or TTY/voice calls 133 677
To use a telephone interpreter call 131 450
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National Reconciliation Week 2016
National Reconciliation Week is a time to recognise the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, the Boroondara Interfaith Network invites you to a free family friendly interactive workshop on Aboriginal Creation Stories. The workshop, which will be led by Aboriginal artist, Rachel Shields, which will provide an opportunity for people to learn about Aboriginal culture and take part in producing an artwork.
When: Thursday 9 June 2016 between 4 pm and 5.30 pm
Where: Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Corner of Cotham Road and Civic Drive.
Bookings: This is a free event, however, bookings are essential. Please contact Traci Alchin, Community Planning and Development on 9278 4753 or email Traci.Alchin@broondara.vic.gov.au
Online calendars of events for National Reconciliation Week are available at:
- Reconciliation Australia: information regarding Australia-wide events for National Reconciliation Week.
- Reconciliation Victoria: access to an online calendar of upcoming Reconciliation events held in Victoria.
Light UP 2016
Churches across Boroondara are bringing Christmas to the Community by lighting up their church buildings, displaying nativity scenes, dramatising the Christmas story or singing carols.
Make it a family event and visit your local churches from 5 December till 30 December.
For a list of participating churches and to donate for a local charity, visit: www.lightup.org.au .
What is the Heart of Our Humanity?
You are invited to a community reflection on the history of interfaith to mark the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Hear about some of the key issues raised at this year’s Parliament taking place in Salt Lake City, and join in a community conversation about the meaning of interfaith and our humanity here in Boroondara.
A vegetarian afternoon tea will be provided.
When: 4pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday 11 November
Where: Level 2, Swinburne Multi Faith Facility, The George Building, 34 Wakefield St, Hawthorn
This is a free event, however bookings are essential.
Please register your attendance by Monday 2 November.
Register at: heartofhumanity.eventbrite.com.au
Let’s Hurry to Love
You are invited to an afternoon of poetry and discussion about respectful relationships in celebration of International Day of Non-Violence.
Enjoy a performance of poetry and music by artists John Wood, Kristof Kaczmarek, Suhasini Seelin and Konrad Olszewski from Exit Theatre, and join a discussion on different aspects of love.
This event is brought to you by the Boroondara Interfaith Network in partnership with the Chai Junction.
A vegetarian afternoon tea will be provided.
When: 2pm to 5pm, Sunday 18 October
Where: Kew Court House, 188 High St, Kew
This is a free event, however bookings are essential.
Please register your attendance by Wednesday 14 October.
Register at: letshurrytolovetickets.eventbrite.com.au
If you would like to attend this event and have specific access, communication or dietary needs please contact 9278 4753 by Friday 2 October and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Swinburne University Multi Faith Facility Anniversary Celebration
‘Acknowledging Indigenous Spirituality – We All Stand on Sacred Ground’
You are invited to attend the 4th Anniversary Celebration of the Swinburne Multi Faith Facility, as an activity of the Swinburne University Reconciliation Action Plan. We explore the question: ‘How do we acknowledge the spirituality of Australian indigenous peoples in our Swinburne Multi Faith Facility?’
Our guest speaker is Prof Ian Anderson – Pro Vice Chancellor Engagement at The University of Melbourne and Founding Director of Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at Melbourne University. Professor Anderson is also the Director for Research and Innovation at the Lowitja Institute.
- 4.00 pm Flag Poles for ‘Welcome to Country’ (Wakefield Street)
- 4.15 pm Level 2, The George for the speaker presentation
This will be followed by light refreshments at 5.00 pm on Level 3, The George and tours of the Swinburne Multi Faith Facility level 3 The George.
When: 4.00pm Wednesday 12th August. (Two minutes’ walk from the Glenferrie Station)
Enquiries: email@example.com Swinburne Chaplain
The Swinburne Multi Faith Facility was opened in May 2011 with Archbishop Philip Freier of the Melbourne Anglican Diocese (Now Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia)as the speaker. We maintain a tradition of an anniversary celebration in which we seek to stimulate thinking around the broad theme of encouraging respectful dialogue between people of different faiths and belief frameworks. We have eight registered student faith groups – Islamic, Jewish and Christian and ongoing links with Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities and students.
Subsequent anniversary gatherings have featured Dr Deborah Weismann (International Council of Christians & Jews – Jerusalem), Prof Abdullah Saeed (Head of Islamic studies – Melbourne University) and Rev Dr Denham Grierson (Emeritus Professor Education/Theology – United Faculty of Theology – Melbourne University of Divinity).