UPDATED: Bendigo: War, Faith and Peace

fromellesUnited Religions Initiative, in collaboration with Bendigo Interfaith Council, Bendigo TAFE and Cultural Infusion will deliver a Public Forum on War, Faith and Peace at the Bendigo College of TAFE on Friday, August 26. The Forum will be followed by free conflict resolution training for young people (open for those aged 18-30).


Public Forum: War, Faith and Peace

United Religions Initiative, in collaboration with Bendigo Interfaith Council, Bendigo TAFE and Cultural Infusion will deliver a Public Forum on War, Faith and Peace at the Bendigo College of TAFE on Friday, August 26. The Forum will be followed by free conflict resolution training for young people (open for those aged 18-30).

What has been the role of religion in fostering peace or causing conflict throughout Australian history, and how does religion shape peace and conflict in Australia today?

The Forum will be followed by free conflict resolution training for young people (open for those aged 18-30), delivered by experienced intercultural youth education trainers. Learn key skills on understanding the common causes of conflict and how to respectfully negotiate differences.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Des Cahill
, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University and currently chairs the Australian chapter of Religions for Peace International, the world’s largest interfaith organisation, and represents Australia on the executive committee of the Religions for Peace Asia.

Conflict Resolution Trainer: Nivy Balachandran
~ Co founder and current Director of InterAction, Australia’s first youth lead interfaith organization, where she runs interfaith training and education about the world’s religion and worldviews for young people across Australia. She is the Regional Coordinator of the global interfaith organisation (Australia-Pacific) United Religions Initiative (URI), an international grassroots interfaith organisation.

Event Details

Public Forum: War, Faith and Peace
Date: Friday, August 26
Time: 9:30am to 3pm
Location: 18eightyseven Restaurant at Bendigo TAFE – City Campus, 23 Mundy St, Bendigo
Catering: Lunch and morning tea provided | Please notify us of any dietary restrictions
RSVP: 22 August 2016 | Nivy Balachandran | nivy@uri.org

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URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world. This event is supported by the State Government of Victoria, Bendigo TAFE and Cultural Infusion.

 

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