Interfaith Meeting, Cobram

On the evening of Monday, June 26, Shepparton Interfaith Network will present one interfaith meeting in Cobram at the Cobram Community House commencing at 7:30PM. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.
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Interfaith Meeting: Benalla

On the evening of Tuesday June 20, Shepparton Interfaith Network will present one interfaith meeting in Benalla at the Senior Citizens Centre commencing at 7:30PM. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.
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Interfaith Meeting: Numurkah

On the evening of Tuesday June 13, Shepparton Interfaith Network will present one interfaith meeting in Numurkah at the Numurkah Town Hall commencing at 7:00PM. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.

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Interfaith at Euroa: Christianity and Australian Society

Road Sign, Euroa
A small group came together in the comfort and warmth of the Third Age Club at Euroa on the evening of Tuesday June 6 for what turned into an engaging interfaith meet with many questions. Theologian and scholar Dr Frank Purcell gave one talk on Christianity and Australian Society.

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Talking Together – The Connection



Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group in conjunction with the Shepparton Interfaith Network observed National Reconciliation Week 2017 talking together at The Connection, on Friday June 2nd. Some 35 peoples from many organisations and communities in Shepparton region attended.

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Interfaith Meeting, Euroa




During evening of Tuesday June 6, Shepparton Interfaith Network will present one interfaith meeting in Euroa at the Euroa Third Age Club commencing at 7:00PM. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.

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Goulburn Valley Interfaith Meetings




During June 2017, Shepparton Interfaith Network will conduct interfaith meetings in Euroa, Numurkah, Benalla and Cobram. These meetings are offered in order that the community members might be able to listen to speakers from different religions and have their questions answered in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony. This program is called Believing, Bridging, Building and Bonding.

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Ecumenical Patriarch: Islam is not terrorism

Ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt, the spiritual head of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, offered a blueprint for the future of interreligious dialogue based upon recognizing the central role religion plays in human life. He was speaking Thursday at the same event Pope Francis was scheduled to address on Friday.

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Robbing the jihadists of their advantage



In contrast to other cities in Belgium, violent Islamists have found next to no adherents in Mechelen. This is primarily due to the efforts of Mayor Bart Somers: he demands that everyone integrate – into a multicultural reality. There is one single youth club – for everybody … Shepparton Interfaith Network considers this a viable operation for Shepparton and District.

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SBS Coverage: “Speed date a Muslim in Shepparton”



Speed Date A Muslim is the brainchild of Hana Assafiri, who launched the event in 2016 from the upstairs dining room of her Brunswick cafe, the Moroccan Deli-cacy. Speed Date A Muslim came to Shepparton – with guests from Melbourne – on Sunday, 26 February 2017. We present the SBS coverage of Speed Date a Muslim at The Deck in Maude St Mall.

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Shepparton Interfaith – Annual General Meeting 2016


The Annual General Meeting of Shepparton Interfaith Network was held at St Brendan’s Church, Shepparton on evening of 2 February 2017. Representatives of many faith communities attended the meeting which was addressed by Sam Birrell of the Committee for Greater Shepparton and Ms Liz Arcus of Picnic4Peace. A report was given accounting for the activities of the Interfaith Network for the 2015-2016 year.

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Booklet on Celebrating Mercy with Believers of Other Religions


An opportunity has come, due activity of the Catholic Church, to observe how one religion does interreligious dialogue with other religions. This can only be of benefit for many to read and understand this process as we step – albeit carefully – out into interfaith dialogue with those of other religions. The Pontificial Council for Interreligious Dialogue has produced a booklet on interreligious dialogue on the subject of Mercy.

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Annual General Meeting



The Annual General Meeting of Shepparton Interfaith Network will take place at the Mgr Peter Jeffrey Centre, St Brendans Church, Shepparton on evening of 2 February 2017. The meeting will be addressed by Sam Birrell of the Committee for Greater Shepparton and Ms Liz Arcus of Picnic4Peace will also give an address to the meeting.

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The Interfaith Legacy of Guru Nanak


An overwhelming sense of the Glory and Oneness of God made Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of Sikhism, impatient with religious divisions, doctrines, and rituals. This sense of the Oneness of God is for me at the very heart of the interfaith journey. There are many practical reasons why interfaith cooperation is vital and as many attempts to find a theological or philosophical justification for it. But to have experienced even a hint of Divine Love is sufficient warrant for Nanak’s claim that

The One God is Parent to all,
We are all God’s children.

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