On behalf of The Uniting Church Relations with Other Faiths Working Group we would like to congratulate Josie on receiving the Premier’s Multicultural Award.
Josie Lacey has made a lasting contribution to interfaith and intercultural harmony in NSW. Her achievements in multiculturalism span the issues of social justice, anti- racism, women's rights and children's rights.
Her experiences of the aftermath of war-torn Europe strengthened her commitment to help create a society that denigrates racism. Over some three decades, Ms Lacey built a vast network of personal relationships across many faiths and cultural groups. The foundation of these networks is in the bonds of trust, loyalty, affection and respect. She has inspired three generations of young people to pursue a path of peace and understanding.
Josie is part of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry Dialogue. She is the Chair of Religions for Peace in NSW and the Founder and Convenor of the Women’s Interfaith Network.