South Australia: Noah’s Pudding – Building the Future Together

Noah's Pudding - Building the Future Together

An Abrahamic Faiths Panel & Noah’s Pudding (Ashure) will be celebrated at St Peter’s Cathedral on Saturday, 27 August, at 2:30pm. This program is organised in the spirit of sharing common values that unite Australians from all cultural and faith backgrounds.

When Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in Turkey, Noah’s family celebrated with a special dish according to Abrahamic faiths and traditions. Sharing Noah’s pudding has become a symbolic representation of the unity and essential relationship between people and the creator.

Noah’s Pudding, a porridge made of grains and fruit, is traditionally served in the Balkans and Turkey during the month of Muharram, in which the Day of Ashure takes place. The dish is often called “ashure”.

It is traditionally made in large quantities to commemorate the ark’s landing and is distributed to friends, relatives, neighbours – by tradition those living within 40 houses from you, according to traditional lore.

It is seen as an offering of peace and love.

You are cordially invited to “Abrahamic Faiths Panel & Noah’s Pudding (Ashure) Event”.

This event will be co-hosted by McYESS Ltd, Multifaith SA, the Abraham Institute and St Peter’s Cathedral

This program is organised in the spirit of sharing common values that unite Australians from all cultural and faith backgrounds.

* Mrs Philippa Rowland, MC/Moderator, ~ President of Multifaith SA
* Hon Rev Dr Lynn Arnold, AO ~ Former Premier of SA & the Goodwill Ambassador for the UNAA
* Associate Prof Salih Yucel ~ Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University/Part-time lecturer at Australian Catholic University
* Mrs Rachel Gillespie ~ Director, the Abrahamic Institute

Event Details

Date: Saturday, 27 August, 2022
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide
RSVP by 25 August, via registration link
Early RSVPs are welcomed by the following registration form

A Spiritual Diversity:

A richness of diversity through the metaphor of a special dessert called Ashura (Noah’s Pudding). “Noah’s pudding” is a long standing tradition and a sweet dessert prepared of 41 different ingredients in the Middle East in remembrance of the event of the Noah’s ark; and the pudding is distributed to friends, family, and neighbours. It is a common tradition among Christians, Jews and Muslims especially in the Middle East that continues today. Ashura symbolizes different cultures living together peacefully in harmony with preserving original identities. Noah’s pudding can offer us a global metaphor for richness of diversity, dialog of civilizations, democracy, multiculturalism, tolerance, harmony of colors, and world peace.


Noah's Pudding - Building the Future Together