South Australia: Interfaith Matters Forum September 2023

Hope's Cafe - Interfaith MattersThe Interfaith Matters Forum for September will be held on Wednesday, 27 September at the Pilgrim Church Hall, Adelaide, commencing at 6pm, The topic for this forum is Reflecting on The Spirit and The Voice – how do our values guide our intentions?

You are most warmly invited to the Interfaith Matters Forum for September.

Wednesday 27 September 2023, from 5.45 (for 6pm) till 8.30’sh

at Pilgrim Church Hall, 12 Flinders Street, City of Adelaide.

Some parking is available in the church grounds; plus, there is street parking in the designated parking places on nearby streets.

The focus of our September Interfaith Matters Forum is:

Reflecting on The Spirit and The Voice – how do our values guide our intentions?

The Voice referendum:

  • Can we tune inwardly into our souls, our indwelling spirit, to the quiet voice within as we weigh up the information and make our decisions about how to vote?
  • Can doing that help each of us to make our decision?
  • How will these values help us to ‘walk together’ the day after the referendum?

The date for us to make a mark in history is Saturday 14th October 2023, when we will head to the polls to vote for an idea, not a party or a person. Because voting is compulsory, this Forum on Matters Interfaith may be helpful to each of us, by creating a space for the spirit to listen and to become still so that it can discern the authentic voice within from the many opinions and emotions coming from the outside.

Allen Edwards (Snr), together with a panel of people of different faiths, will reflect with us on the interplay between the yearning of the spirit, and our civic responsibility as citizens and voters. How might that shape our vote, the future of our nation and of our faith institutions?

We are pleased to announce that Aunty Rosemary Wanganeen (from the Healing Centre for Griefology), Mahboobeh Aryanpad (Baha’i Community) and Rev. John Hughes (Christian Community) will form our Multi-faith panel.

A shared meal will complement our evening of conversation and explorations of this topic. Meal costs are $15- $20 cash; and a gold coin donation towards our venue will be appreciated.

To let us know you are coming, please RSVP to Denise Martin ( or 0402 211580) by Sunday evening 24 September to assist with meal-planning. Please include all dietary requirements in your RSVP.

You are welcome to invite a friend.

Helpers to assist in setting up, and clearing up afterwards are MUCH appreciated 🙏 Please indicate your availability to help when you RSVP.

We look forward to welcoming you to this, our September Interfaith Matters Forum.

With kind wishes from,

Interfaith Matters Support Group:
Liellie McLaughlin
Ann Aisatullin
Peter Muller
Bill Barnes
Sylvia Barnes
Paul Turley and
Denise Martin


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