On 24 November 2016, the Womens Interfaith Network held one meeting at Parliament House, NSW. This dialogue group now in its 18th year and meets monthly at Parliament House Sydney.
The group began as a gathering of women who attended the Catholic Jubilee Forum , each representing their Faith group. We started by just meeting to see how we were going to progress. We decided after some months to become a Dialogue group following the philosophy of Professor Leonard Swidler and to call ourselves Women’s Interfaith Network,and so have the acronym WIN.
We wrote a constitution and specified amongst other things, that we become members as individuals and that WIN is not a member of any organisation, and that no organisation is a member of WIN. Josie Lacey feels very honoured to have become the Founding Convenor, of this quite amazing group. We have all become good friends and visit each others homes.
The Hon Walt Secord hosted us and we thank him for being a great supporter of our Interfaith efforts.
In this photo we have Baha’i, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian (Catholic, Protestant and Quaker) Hindu, Jewish and Muslim members, plus the visiting convenor of the St George WIN Group.
We all ate lunch together after the meeting.