Prof Des Cahill, the Chairperson of Religions for Peace Australia, will be speaking about Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (on Religious Freedom) at the Celebrating the Family of Humanity Gathering in Hobart.
Educated in Australia and Italy, Desmond Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT University, is one of Australia’s leading social researchers. In 2006, he was made an honorary fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for his work in immigrant, cross-cultural, interfaith and international education. He currently chairs the Religions for Peace (Australia), and represents Australia on the Asian Conference of Religion and Peace (ACRP). He led Melbourne’s successful bid to stage the forthcoming Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s largest interfaith gathering, and was the Melbourne Program Director of the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions. A member of the Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations (APRO) and of the Victoria Police Multifaith Advisory Council, he is a Club Melbourne Ambassador as part of the “Think Melbourne, Think Victoria” strategy of the Victorian Government.
Prof. Cahill has recently delivered a number of keynote addresses on Social Cohesion in Australia, an address to Canon Lawyers in Melbourne, and recently, an address on social cohesion to the Hume Interfaith Network.
In addition, there will be some presentations and performances, in accordance with the title of the gathering: Celebrating the Family of Humanity. Among presentations there will be song, chant, poetry, music and Dances of Universal Peace.
Parking nearby will be at a premium as there is another event on the same campus at the same time.
For further information, contact Terry on (03) 6272 6521.
Source: Terry Susmilch, Religions for Peace Australia (Tas)
Photo Credit: Friends School, Tasmania