Interfaith gathering calls for understanding against divisiveness and fear mongering

Source: Australasian Muslim Times

Interfaith gathering calls for understanding against divisiveness and fear mongering

An interfaith gathering held at the NSW Parliament on Tuesday 27 November organised by the Indian Crescent Society of Australia and hosted by Mr Jihad Dib MP and Dr Geoff Lee MP has called for interfaith education and dialogue in schools.

“When mixed with fear, ignorance can quickly lead to hatred and to violence. Religious ignorance in Australia is not limited to ignorance of Islam but the media and others habitually ignore the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of Australian Muslims”: Professor Michael Quinlan.

The ICSOA program on “Interfaith Perspective on Education” brought together local and state politicians, academics and interfaith leaders, many of them addressing the gathering from their faith perspective in an effort to develop understanding amongst all Australians.

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