Ethnicity, Religions and Harmony: Exploring Christian Muslim Relations in Iraq Today
In celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Monash University Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Victoria Branch hosted a public event at Monash University on Thursday, 12 February 2015. Guest Speaker Associate Professor Nasir Butrous gave an address on Ethnicity, Religions and Harmony: Exploring Christian Muslim Relations in Iraq Today.
In his presentation, Prof. Nasir Butrous addressed Iraq’s political, cultural, social, economical and Administrational background, the Christian and Muslim communities of Iraq. There is an excellent background explaining the balance of Sunni and Shi’ite and the Kurds and how the automomous province was originally created. He then went on to examine the current situation in Iraq and its background. The rise and nature of the “Islamic State” was discussed and the conclusion examined Ethnicity, Religions and Harmony. Dialogue is explored as a keystone to harmony and understanding. Prof. Nasir also gives accounts of how and why multiculturalism works in Australia.
Professor Desmond Cahill OAM – Chair, Religions for Peace Victoria / Australia gave a vote of thanks afterwards.
World Interfaith Harmony Week ~ Love of the Good, Love of the Neighbour