There will be an online vigil, hosted by the Faith Communities Council of Victoria and supported by members of the Multifaith Advisory Group, on Tuesday 11 May, 5.00pm to 5.45pm via Zoom.
Greetings of peace,
The Multifaith Advisory Group met on 3 May 2021 and we would like to send a message to the people of India and the Indian diaspora community.
The wonderful Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore writes from his heart about our common humanity: ”I shall ever seek my compatriots all over the world.”
In this time of pandemic crisis, we are drawn to be compatriots of folk in India. The links between India and Australia run deep and are getting deeper.
Our Indian Australian sisters and brothers are a major community in our successful multicultural Australia. We feel with them, and for them, as their relatives and the Indian population face the current COVID crisis. Bonded as we are so deeply, we compatriots offer our prayers and meditations from our unifying ethic of compassion.
With links of friendship, we also are offering what practical support we can through trusted and faith-based Indian NGOs, complementing the aid already being offered by our State and Federal Governments. The needs are huge, as the media reports convey. Our friends in India write asking for our prayers as they succumb to the virus and as they hear of more friends dying.
From our diverse traditions, we offer what we can together. Please make a donation to your preferred charity or consider the organisations below, which are raising funds for India right now.
There will be an online vigil, hosted by the Faith Communities Council of Victoria and supported by members of the Multifaith Advisory Group, on Tuesday 11 May, 5.00pm to 5.45pm via Zoom ( Visit at http://tiny.cc/vigilforindia).