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Canberra 100, Interfaith in Canberra 30 years

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Placing Plea on Peace Pole
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May Peace & Harmony Prevail in ...

Selection of

places placed

Australia

Canberra

China

Congo

Earth

Every Heart

Festival

Humanity

Japan

Tasmania

The World

Tonga

Tuggeranong

Tunisia

Us

Woden

A World Interfaith Harmony Week Event

Peace Pole used since 9/11/2001

Canberra Interfaith Forum hopes you enjoyed the day of interfaith events at the National Multicultural Festival
 
A day of interfaith festivity to clelebrate Canberra 100
 
AM 10 - 12 Presentations of Spiritual Practices
Intermission 12 noon - 1 pm
 
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Peace Pole position

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PM 1 - 4 Symposium
'How can my spiritual tradition contribute to
community partnership'.

Link to Symposium Document (7.2 Mb)

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Program of Interfaith Festival Activities

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Morning Session (10.00 am – 12.00 noon)

Short speech by Ms Giulia Jones MLA. Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs

  • Baha’i Devotional Meeting, the ACT Baha’i Community

  • Introduction to ‘Raja Yoga Meditation’ followed by meditation, Panna Patel, Coordinator, ACT Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre

  • Brief introduction to Zen and its practices, such as sitting and walking meditation, Soto Zen Group

  • Presentation of Hymn Singing as an integral part of Tongan Christian worship, Toe Tatalanoa Congregation, City Uniting Church

  • Presentation about how Hindu Puja is performed

  • Demonstration of how and why Muslims pray the way they do

  • Performance of Gurbani Kirtan (devotional singing), Sikh Community

  • Demonstration of the Jewish rite on the eve of the Sabbath, Janet Frommer, National Council of Jewish Women.

  • Meeting for Worship, Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

  • Devotional singing by Canberra Sathya Sai Organisation

  • Spiritual practice of 'Giving Light', Canberra Sukyo Mahikari Community

Concluding remarks by Senator Gary Humphries Senator for the ACT.

Intermission & refreshments (12.00noon – 1.00pm):–

Guitar & Vocal interlude, Peter Clark

 Afternoon Session (1.00pm – 4.00pm):- Interfaith Symposium on
 
How Can My Spiritual Tradition Contribute to
Community Partnership for the Future’? 

1. Welcome and Introduction by Dean Sahu KhanChair of Canberra Interfaith Forum)

2. Importance of Interfaith dialog by Senator Kate Lundy Senator for the ACT

3. Opening of Interfaith Symposium - Ms Joy Burch MLA, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

4. Dean to invite representatives from faith groups:

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Senator for the ACT
Senator Kate Lundy

 Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Ms Joy Burch MLA

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Dean Sahu Khan
Chair of Canberra Interfaith Forum

Indigenous
Mr Rod Little
Chair of ACT Aboriginal & T S I Elected Body

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 Baha’i
Dr Natalie Mobini

Brahma Kumaris
Ms Robyn Horton

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  Buddhism
Ven Tenpa Bejanke

 Christian
Rev Gregor Henderson

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 Hinduism
Ms Jayanti Gupta

Islam
Mr Ahmed Youssef

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Judaism
Ms Simcha Udwin

Pagan Awareness
Mr David Garland

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Quakers
Ms Shobha Varkey

Sathya Sai
Dr Mohan Bhullar

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Link to Sikh Singing
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Sikhism
Mr Amardeep Singh

Sukyo Mahikari
Mr Paul Taylor

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4.  Question and Answer session, get involved in Q & A
 
5.  Conclusion and Summation  / Vote of Thanks – Rev Ivan Roberts / Mr Harry Oppermann

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Generouly supported by ACT Government

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Canberra Interfaith Forum is supported by members of Indigenous, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian Denominations, Muslim, Sikh, Baha'i, Sathya Sai, Pagan, Brahma Kumaris, & Sukyo Mahikari communities.

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