Canberra: International Day for Tolerance

The EarthThe Canberra Interfaith Forum invites you to join them in celebration of UN International Day of Tolerance on Monday 18 November 2019. The keynote speaker, Mr. Jack Waterford (former editor of The Canberra Times) will examine if Australia is still a tolerant society.

Celebration of International Day for Tolerance

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance. The International Day for Tolerance educates people about the importance of global tolerance.

“Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.” UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

It is this declaration which initiate, one year after, the proclamation of the International Day for the Tolerance by the General Assembly of the United Nations with the resolution 51/95. This date was chosen to celebrate the adoption anniversary of the Declaration.

Canberra Interfaith Forum, would like to invite you to a public interfaith event to celebrate the International Day for Tolerance. Mr Jack Waterford (former editor of The Canberra Times) will be giving the Keynote address. The Keynote will take up “Are we still a tolerant society? Where to from here?” There will be a Q&A session followed by a light vegetarian dinner. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Event Details

Program: Celebration of International Day for Tolerance
Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM AEDT
Location: Function Room (Level 2), Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre
Address: 180 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Cost: Gold coin donation appreciated
Register: Register online with Eventbrite

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