The Australian Baha’i Community will conduct community roundtable discussions on social cohesion in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Darwin. These roundtables are an integral aspect of a national project being facilitated by the Australian Baha’i Community to collectively ‘Create an Inclusive Narrative’ for our country. The roundtables will take place in February, March and April of 2020.
These roundtables are an integral aspect of a national project being facilitated by the Australian Baha’i Community to collectively ‘Create an Inclusive Narrative’ for our country. This is a narrative which is to be “a bigger story of us.” a story that “must speak to us all… speak to who we have been and allow for who we may become,” and a story that will help form a common centre to bring us closer together, unifying our country.
We are seeking representatives from all organisations, religious and cultural communities, the media, corporations, academia, think tanks, institutions, artists, authors and government from across Australia to share experience, ideas and to explore fundamental questions such as: How do we describe our collective identity? Who are we? How can we become more socially cohesive and inclusive? What are the values, characteristics and practical steps which will strengthen social cohesion in Australia?
The roundtables are an informal, intimate and open space for discussion. Through a consultative dialogue framework, which invites broad based participation and is characterised by reciprocity and respect, we hope to reach higher levels of understanding together.
The insights and contributions offered by the representatives of your group, organisation or institution will be synthesised into the Inclusive Narrative framework document to be made widely available to government and civil society. Further information on this project can be found on our social cohesion website.
The roundtables will be held across the nation with current locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Darwin. Please email us if you can only join the discussion via video conference online.
You can read more about the Inclusive Narrative Project here.
REGISTER FOR A ROUNDTABLE IN SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, CANBERRA, DARWIN
Hosted by the Australian Baha’i Community