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Australia is a country where people of many cultural and faith backgrounds live together. As Christians we believe that diversity is a part of God's creation. We are called to live together in peace, loving our neighbour as God loves us and all people.
Responding to Christ's call within Australia's multicultural, multireligious landscape, the Uniting Church in Australia National Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths was established to promote knowledge and understanding of other living world faiths and their communities. The Relations with Other Faiths Working Group seeks to develop wherever possible a commitment to promote respect and tolerance for the integrity of the beliefs of other faiths, cultures and traditions. This desire not only arises from our common humanity but also from a desire to live in peace and goodwill as neighbours in our communities and the world.
We warmly invite you to explore the website and hope it provides resources that guide and inspire you to encounter and experience the rich blessings and wisdom that relationships with people of other faiths bring.
A Timely New Resource
The Interfaith September resource for 2014 is available now.
Check out our introductory clip available here
Great Spiritual Leaders: studies in leadership for a pluralist society
Sef Carroll and William Emilsen have edited a new book entitled “Great Spiritual Leaders – Studies in leadership for a pluralistic society”.
The book explores the nature and nurture of ‘leadership’ from a variety of different faith perspectives. Some of the leadership styles of leaders explored are Jesus, Muhammad, Moses, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama (the 14th), and other influential leaders.
The Golden Rule Poster
Iftar Dinner at Cathedral House
The Archbishop of Sydney, His Eminence Cardinal George Pell hosted his second Iftar Dinner at Cathedral House, on Tuesday 6th August. Guests included Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist leaders and representatives from Australia’s churches. The delicious Iftar meal was preceded by a reading from the Holy Qu'an and Grace.
The speaker for the night was Supreme Court Justice His Honour Francois Kunc, who observed in his address that, "One of the basic features of the rule of law is equality before the law." He went on to say: "That is the case for people of faith and no faith. However, the good order of our society both encourages and is enhanced by the example that our faith communities give when they demonstrate tolerance and mutual respect between themselves.
Latest UCA Jewish Dialogue Meeting
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Jones
The Uniting Church in Australia and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry Dialogue held its most recent meeting on Thursday May 2 at the Great Synagogue in Sydney.
The meeting was the first at which Rev Dr Matthew Wilson was convenor for the Uniting Church and it was also the first meeting for Rev Dr Rob McFarlane. Long term dialogue member Rev Dr Howard Wallace and Rev Graham McAnalley from the Synod of Victoria/Tasmania were also present for the Uniting Church.