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: ndaddow@swin.edu.au 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).

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