Historical Faiths Bus Tour Invitation
Sunday 31st July 2016 at 12.30pm
Pick up from Manningham Civil Office
699 Doncaster Rd. Doncaster. (Returns 4.30pm)
Join us as we tour Historically Significant Sites Including Schramms Cottage and discover more about the rich Faith history of Manningham. Warm afternoon tea provided. This is a Free Event. Seats Limited. Bookings Essential Email: email@example.com or MIN. T: 0425 718 937, 9848 1710 Refreshments Showbags
Reports / Other Events :
23 March 2016: Manningham Harmony Day Celebration
Photographs of this event have been published on the Photo Gallery page, Here
6 March 2016: RESPECT Event 6th March 2016 - RESPECT event 'Connection through Sport (Soccer):
Photographs of this year's successful event may be seen on the Photo Gallery page HERE
(for photos of the 2015 Respect scoccer event see Here)
7 February 2016: A brief report on the Harmonies and Songs of Faith Bus tour with photos has been published on the Photo Gallery HERE
14 December 2015: Morning Tea Commemoration Marking UN Human Rights Day:
On December 14 marking International Human Rights day several MIN members attend a community morning-tea event organised by the Baha'i Community of Manningham commemorating the 7th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Baha'i Leaders in Iran, also known as the "Yaran" (Friends). A Keynote Address given by the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Member for Menzies was followed vy various other speakers, and a fine painist. See report HERE
10 December 2015: A MIN BYO end-of-year get together was thoroughly enjoyed by members & families this evening. Multifaith events such as this assure warm friendship, camaraderie - and great international food. Outgoing President Barry Murphy was warmly thanked for his excellent work and presented a gift by incoming President Paola. Many thanks also to Dot for kindly hosting the event at her home. See photos HERE
22 November 2015: Victorian Interfaith Networks Annual Conference 22 November (Many Faiths One Community). Details HERE
5 November 2015: MIN Multifaith Bus Tour: See photos HERE
20 September 2015: MIN: International Peace Day lunch (Ruffey Lake Park) Event report HERE
Three Faith Communities come together at Tri-Faith Campus in Omaha
Extracts from Elizabeth A Elliott, National Catholic Reporter, 24 February 2016
......They planned to relocate to West Omaha and contacted Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, president of the American Muslim Institute, whose group was also relocating. The conversation moved from sharing parking lots to wondering about a campus where three communities -- Temple Israel, along with Muslim and Christian houses of worship -- would share what is now known as the Tri-Faith campus. Temple Israel, the American Muslim Institute and the Episcopal diocese of Nebraska purchased the land in December 2011. A founding partner, the Episcopal diocese transitioned the partnership to Countryside Community Church, a United Church of Christ congregation, in April 2015.................It's not just important to build the buildings for each faith community to remain in their buildings, secluded almost like a fortress," he said. "The idea is to create a space in between that will engage all of the faith communities into work, social justice projects, celebrations and holidays." .....(more)
Victoria's Multicultural Policy Statement Public Consultation, Wednesday 3 February 2016
Paola Cheng, Dot Haynes and and Amy Yuen represented MIN at the Victoria's Multicultural Policy Statement Public Consultation tonight. Robin Scott, MP Minister for Multicultural Affairs delivered the opening remarks. The 'Embracing Our Cultural Diversity' Victoria Multicultural Policy Statement marked the success of multiculturalism contributing to the society. Victoria's approach to multiculturalism is underpinned by policies and programs designed to :
Strengthening regional capacity, promoting multi-faith activities can maximize the benefits of our diversity for all Victorians and building community capacity.'
Interfaith group wins award
Whitehorse Interfaith Network (WIN) has received a Power of Peace Award for its commitment to raising awareness of faiths and promoting peace.
WIN received this award from the Centre of Melbourne Multi-faith & Others Network on the United Nation's International Peace Day on 21 September. Established in 2006, the Whitehorse Interfaith Network (WIN) consists of various faith groups working together to promote understanding, respect for each other's beliefs and living together in peace and goodwill.
Shown abobe back from left are, Bert, Whitehorse Mayor Cr Philip Daw and Harry with front from left, Ellen, Dilnaz, Carol and Harpreet.
We congratulate MIN. Amy, Bert, Dilnaz and Harpreet also generously volunteer at MIN.
MIN recommends Expansion of Library Multifaith resources for young people
Monday 21 March 2016
At MIN's suggestion Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have expanded their collection of Multifaith books for young people with the following great new publications:
1. 'The golden rule' Ilene Cooper
2. 'The Kids Book of World Religions', Jennifer Glossop
3. 'God's Dream', Desmond Tutu
4. 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands', Kadir Nelson
2016 Menzies Community Australia Day Awards Tuesday 26 January 2016
Four Manningham Interfaith Network Committee members were among the 74 selected for the 2016 Menzies Community Australia Day awards at a Manningham Function Centre Celebration today presented by the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, Federal Member for Menzies. We congratulate the MIN members and all other 2015 award recipients. Citations and photos for the MIN Committee members are included in our Photo Gallery report here.
Harvard Launches Free Online Class To Promote Religious Literacy
Extract from Admin, Asia Pacific Regional Interfaith Network, 18 March 2016,
Harvard University seeks to allay widespread misunderstandings about religions around the globe and has launched a free online series to raise religious literacy. To combat this illiteracy, Moore and five other religion professors from Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Wellesley College are kicking off a free, online series on world religions open to the masses. The courses are being offered via an online learning platform called edX, which Harvard University launched with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012......(MORE) Link Image: harvard course
Review of 2014 - 2015 Activities
Manningham Interfaith Network
The period of this review is from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015, with some additional comments covering activities up to the AGM on 8th October 2015. It covers organizational matters, an overview of financial results, as well as reporting on major events and activities undertaken by the Network.
Read review HERE