Boroondara Interfaith Network in 2013

Harmony Day 2013 – ‘Family and Diversity’

You are invited to attend the first Interfaith event for 2013:

Join us on Harmony Day for an afternoon of storytelling, learning and understanding about our City’s diverse families. The event theme is ‘family and diversity’ and is organised by the Boroondara Interfaith Network in partnership with Camcare.

Activities will include:

  • stories about diverse cultural experiences
  • discussions on the influences of our cultural heritage
  • exploring how our faith traditions shape family
  • a shared cultural afternoon tea
  • children’s activities available on request

When: Thursday 21 March, 1pm to 2.30pm

Where: Ashburton Baptist Church, 8 Y Street, Ashburton

This event is free, but bookings are essential.
Phone: 9278 4753 or www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/harmony-day

Click on our Harmony_day_poster to view the full details and please feel free to circulate to anyone who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Boroondara Interfaith Network Planning Meeting

You are invited to attend the Boroondara Interfaith Network’s inaugural planning meeting in 2013.

Date:     Wednesday 6 February 2013
Time:    7.00pm to 8.30pm
Venue:  The Redgum Room, Camberwell Civic Centre
                 (through the main glass doors opposite the car park)
8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell VIC 3124

All network members and interested community members are welcome to this meeting, where we will be planning our Interfaith Engagement Program and themes for the next four interfaith events for 2013-14.

If you have any ideas for event themes, or are interested in hosting an event at your place of worship or community centre, please let me know beforehand. We will be brainstorming and discussing your ideas on the night. The 2013 calendar of events will be distributed after this meeting for your information.

A light supper will be provided.

Please RSVP to: 

Theresa.Rajah@boroondara.vic.gov.au  or 9278 4938

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you

Thank you to all our network members, partnering and host organisations and extended members of the community who participated in the Borooondara Interfaith Network’s interfaith engagement program in 2012.

To end a very successful and insightful year, ‘Children’s Interfaith Learning: A Dialogue for the Future’ – the final event for 2012, took place on 29 November at Hartwell Primary School. In partnership with the Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA), attendees took part in a reflection on the work and impact of interfaith learning programs delivered in the City’s primary and secondary schools. Parents, community members and local educators came together to discuss this important topic and share each other’s perspectives on the value and role of interfaith learning in children’s’ education.

A full event report is available on the Interfaith Learning page of this blog.

New Community Development Officer – Theresa Rajah

I would like to introduce myself as the new acting Community Development Officer (Access and Diversity) here at the City of Boroondara. I had the pleasure of meeting a number of the Boroondara Interfaith Network’s members at the Children’s Interfaith Learning event and look forward to meeting many more of you in the New Year.

As convenor of the Network it gives me great pleasure to welcome both new and existing members as we look ahead to 2013 and another year of engaging and collaborative events.

If you have any thoughts, queries or ideas please feel free to contact me at Theresa.Rajah@boroondara.vic.gov.au

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