Day 1 – 2nd International Interfaith Conference

 

One Humanity, Many Faiths:
An Interfaith Conference for Peace and Harmony

in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
- Forging a Common Humanity through
Religious Education and Interfaith Dialogue -

Jointly organized by
the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group and
Pure Land Learning College Association

Supported by the Goodwill Committee of Toowoomba
30 November – 2 December 2016
Empire Theatre, Armitage Centre, Toowoomba Queensland Australia
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 (Day 1)
Opening of the International Interfaith Conference
- Acknowledgement of Country by Kim Walmsley
- Formal welcome
by Cr. Geoff McDonald, representing Mayor Cr. Paul Antonio
Welcome Address
by Venerable Wu Shin, Executive Vice-President of
Pure Land Learning College Association Inc.
Prayer for World Peace
by members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group
Keynote Address:
‘Living Together in this Global Village – The Future & Challenges’

by Bishop Cameron Venables, Anglican Bishop for the Western Region,
Chair of Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group
Address
by Inspector Steve Angus, District Officer, representing The Commissioner of
the Queensland Police Service, Mr Ian Stewart on
‘Social Diversity, Social Harmony – Reality and Challenges’
Religious Teachings Promotes World Peace:
The Epochal Significance  of Religious Sacred Text 360 by
Venerable Master Chin Kung AM, Founder and President of
Pure Land Learning College Association Inc.
Launch of Scriptures 360
Group Photo

Plenary I: Forging a Common Humanity through religious understanding and education

  • Satwant Singh, Director and Secretary of Mercy Relief, Singapore
  • Professor Mohamad Abdalla, Director of the Centre for
    Islamic Thought and Education, University of South Australia
  • Catrin H Williams, Reader in New Testament Studies,
    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus
    Panel Discussion chaired by The Reverend Dr. Jonathan Inkpin,
    Rector of The Anglican Parish of St Luke Toowoomba,
    and Chair of Goodwill Committee of Toowoomba

Dialogue Circle:
‘Forging a Common Humanity through Religious Understanding and Education’
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Facilitated by Members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

  • Group One facilitated by Venerable Wu Chin, Pure Land Learning College Association
  • Group Two facilitated by John Agnew, Chair of Uniting Church Presbytery of the Downs
  • Group Three facilitated by Evelyn Ray, Director of Public Affairs at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Toowoomba
  • Group Four facilitated by Nicole Rangiira, Catholic Church Representative
    Group Five facilitated by Jagdish Narayan, Christadelphian Bible Mission

Group Recommendations