Marriage: An Interfaith Symposium

Hosted by the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission and partnered by the peak bodies of the other major faiths in Victoria, this symposium will provide participants with knowledge and insight into how each religious tradition understands the institution of marriage, prepares for and celebrates weddings, and supports married couples through the many joys and difficulties of life.

The three day program will cover:

  1. The theology and Anthropology of Marriage
  2. Preparation for and Rituals of Marriage
  3. Contemporary Pastoral Issues surrounding Marriage

Recommended for:
* Pastoral care workers
* Lawyers and ethicists
* Marriage and relationship counsellors
* Teachers and theologians
* Marriage celebrants
* Civic and political leaders
* Leaders and members of the different faith communities
* Others interested in interfaith approaches to the human person

Hosted by the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
In cooperation with

  • Jewish Community Council of Victoria
  • Australian Catholic University Centre for Interreligious Dialogue
  • Victorian Council of Churches
  • Islamic Council of Victoria
  • Australian Intercultural Society
  • Buddhist Council of Victoria
  • Hindu Foundation of Victoria
  • Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria Inc.
  • Faith Communities Council of Victoria

What: Interfaith Symposium on Marriage

When: September 30, October 1&2, 2013

Where: Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002


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