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The Uniting Church in Australia National Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths was established to promote knowledge and understanding of other world faiths. As Christians, we believe that diversity is a part of God's creation. God calls us to live together in peace and love, and to engage in genuine dialogue with people of other faiths.
We hope this website will guide and inspire you to experience the rich blessings and wisdom that comes when we experience relationships with people of other faiths.
APRO Forum - Building Community Where We All Belong
Representatives of the major faiths came together to discuss the theme "Building Community Where We all Belong" at the Australian Partnership of Religioius Organisations (APRO) forum at NSW Parliament on 17 November.
Insights on the topic were shared by three interfaith panels, the first consisting of religious leaders, the second young interfaith leaders from the Youth PoWR commitee and the third women in faith, which included ROF Executive Member Wilma Viswanathan. Mrs Josie Lacey OAM and Dr Natalie Mobini convened the forum which was funded by the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW.
My Family Trip to the Wallsend Mosque
This year my family decided we want to take part in National Open Mosque Day.
I wanted to do this for two reasons. Firstly, to introduce my two-year-old son to the diversity of faiths that make up Australia. Secondly, to let Muslims in our community know that they are welcome, respected and valued in our society.
A walk for peace
This story was published in Australian Jewish News and is republished with their permission.
By Gareth Narunsky
A Jewish student walked for eight hours from the Yeshiva Centre in Bondi to the Lakemba Mosque on Sunday to deliver a message of peace and reconciliation.
Together we are stronger
Rev Dr Matthew Wilson
UCA Convenor UCA-ECAJ Dialogue.
The national UCA-Jewish dialogue took a look at how far Christian-Jewish relations have come when it met the day after the 50th anniversary of the landmark interfaith document Nostra Aetate.
Commemoration of Kristallnacht WA
The Council of Christians and Jews WA hosts the Commemoration of Kristallnacht on 9 November 2015 with an occassional address by Dr Ron Hoenig, Deputy Chair Australian Council of Christians and Jews.
“Truth is one: sages call it by different names”
The Working Group on Relations with Other Faiths had the pleasure of hearing from Hindu nun, Pravrajika Gayatri Prana, otherwise known as "Mataji" (mother), at its meeting in Sydney.
Mataji is President of the Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society of NSW and is a member of the Ramakrishna Order founded in India in 1897. Urmila Mehta, a volunteer at the Vedanta Society, joined Mataji on her visit.
The two women were the interfaith guests at the Working Group’s annual face-to-face meeting on 20 October and were invited to speak on the teachings and history of Hinduism.