Interfaith events to help educate
ONE advantage of living in a multi-cultural country is the colourful array of different faiths represented within various communities, however, this then poses the question, what can be done to help these religions effectively co-exist?
To help open up this conversation the Nambour Community Centre will host Faith, Friend and Future, a series of interfaith discussions across the Coast.
Nambour Community Centre manager Michael Jones said the centre decided to hold the events due to a strong demand from the public.
“We work with a broad cross-section of the community and through conversations at the centre we found there was a need for the community to better understand other faiths,” Mr Jones said.
The events are supported by the Queensland Government through funding from the We Are Queensland! small grant program.
Each conversation will have a panel of speakers from Hindu, Islamic, Christian, Aboriginal and Buddhist traditions who will each discuss aspects of their faith and life.
Community centre migrant settlement worker Linda Dennis said it will be a good chance for people to ask questions they might have always wanted to, but not had the opportunity.
“The speakers will give some information that may not be commonly known about their faith and practices then they will take some questions that have been submitted via pre-registration,” she said.
“Later on managed questions will be taken from the floor.” Registration is essential. The Maroochydore event will be on June 21 with the location sent with confirmation of registration email.
Pre-registered questions can be submitted after registration via EventBrite or by email to email@example.com.
PANEL SPEAKER: Fr Jeremy Greaves will be one of the speakers at the Faith, Friend and Future events.