Victoria: Listening to the Statement of the Heart

In observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne – in collaboration with faith leaders from many traditions – will participate in a Listening to the Statement from the Heart at St Oswald’s Church, Glen Iris on Sunday 17 February 2019.

The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne -in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week – together with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, the Buddhist Council of Victoria, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, the Hindu Council of Australia (Vic.), Iskon, the Islamic Council of Victoria and the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia, invites you to join together to stop and listen to the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in hope for reconciliation and healing our nation’s broken heart.




The Uluru Statement from the Heart was a national Indigenous consensus position on Indigenous constitutional recognition, which came out of a constitutional convention of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates. Held at the foot of Uluru in Central Australia on the lands of the Anangu people, the statement called for the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice’ enshrined in the Australia Constitution and the establishment of a ‘Makarrata Commission’ to supervise agreement-making and truth-telling between governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Uluru Statement was the culmination of 13 Regional Dialogues held around the country. It comes after many decades of indigenous struggles for recognition and calls for a stronger voice in their affairs.

Event Details
When: Sunday 17th February, 2019
Location:, St Oswald’s Anglican Church, 100 High Street, Glen Iris
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Enquiries: Rev Helen Summers, The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne M: 0400 228 146
followed by a facilitated walk in the Reconciliation Garden and Refreshments in Hall 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Bookings: Not required; For general seating, please arrive early.
Parking: Street parking.

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