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Interfaith dialogue examples and impact

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Interfaith dialogue examples and impact

  1. 1. EVALUATE THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERFAITH DIALOGUE IN MULTI FAITH AUSTRALIA Interfaith dialogue
  2. 2. Recognition of Australia’s multicultural and multifaith community and the necessity to coexist, communicate and learn. rationale
  3. 3. Cooperation between different religious traditions Interfaith dialogue
  4. 4. Established in 2009 due to demand from the dialogue movement in Australia, particularly the demands from educational institutions  Focuses:  Education and Research  Community Building  Cooperation in religious, social, environment and other areas of concern Core Principles  Sincerity in intention and action  Positive Action in very situation  Service to God and humanity  Excellence in practice and outcomes  Balance in self, life and organisation  Consultation with stakeholders  In communion with Affinity Intercultural Foundation ISRA – ISLAMIC SCIENCES AND RESEARCH ACADEMY
  5. 5. Services High School Educational Services Community Engagement Academia and Research Evaluate ISRA – ISLAMIC SCIENCES AND RESEARCH ACADEMY
  6. 6.  “The JCMA is about meeting people of our own religion and others. We hope to understand other faiths (and our own) more deeply by starting to discover what they mean to other people who live them. We wish to develop an awareness of what is true, good and beautiful in faiths other than our own.” Principles of Dialogue. Recognise common ground between the monotheistic, Abrahamic religions Bridge building Encourage respect and empathy Build personal and communal relationships between people Common prayer JCMA – JEWISH CHRISTIAN MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
  7. 7. Services Educational JCMA Conference Wellspring Centre, Melbourne  Bringing together students across various religious schools, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam Goodness and Kindness Project, NSW  Aimed at Primary students, seeks to educate students on the shared values of compassion and acceptance Evaluate JCMA

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