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Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations

Youth PoWR 2019 - SOUTH!

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Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations

Youth PoWR 2019 - SOUTH!

Date and Time

Sun 13th Oct 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Lebanese Muslim Association
71-75 Wangee Rd, Lakemba NSW 2195, Australia

Event description

Youth PoWR is back! In 2019 it is undergoing a total make-over! We have a new task, more events, more venues and more opportunities to meet young people from different religions.

Youth PoWR will generate the content of The Sydney Statement, a list of interfaith actions for building better relations between believers from different religions. The Statement will be published on a dedicated website where people from all religions across Sydney can commit to these interfaith actions by endorsing the statement with the click of a button.

Accordingly, we invite young adults from different religions to come to Youth PoWR, to share their thoughts, ideas, and hopes for a harmonious, interfaith society. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fashion the type of multi-faith society that you want. And unlike other city statements, this project is being led by you, the youth of Sydney!

To assist you, Western Sydney University (WSU) has researched interreligious statements from other cities around the world, including Athens, Vienna, and Washington. They have analysed what issues they address, what works, what doesn’t work, what is their impact, including, where possible, interviews with the authors of these statements. Based on this analysis, the WSU researchers have drawn up a template for The Sydney Statement.

Youth PoWR are hosting FOUR (4) professionally-facilitated workshops in the north, south, east and west of Sydney. Join us in your neighbourhood to contribute your ideas about how best to breakdown religious divides and promote interfaith dialogue and action in our multi-cultural and multi-religious city.

We’re excited to have the youth of Sydney drive The Sydney Statement and help build mutual understanding and cooperation between believers.

The Sydney Statement is an initiative of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in partnership with Western Sydney University and is being overseen by a Steering Committee of representatives from different religions. It was awarded a COMPACT grant from the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW with additional funding from St Columban’s Mission.

To register for other Youth PoWR Events, click on the following links!
West - Sunday 25th August @ Western Sydney University Parramatta:
events.humanitix.com.au/youth-powr-2019-west
North - Sunday 8th September @ Pennant Hills Community Centre:
events.humanitix.com.au/youth-powr-2019-north
East - Sunday 3rd November @ Bondi Pavilion:
events.humanitix.com.au/youth-powr-2019-east

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Date and Time

Sun 13th Oct 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Lebanese Muslim Association
71-75 Wangee Rd, Lakemba NSW 2195, Australia

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The Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations has been building mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims since 1997. How have we gone about this and what have we learned? Personal encounter is crucial for growing friendly relations, so we attend a variety of religious, educational, social and cultural events hosted by Muslim individuals and organisations. We also organise interfaith events and conferences - often in partnership with other organisations - where Christians, Muslims and believers from different religions can meet, dialogue and get to know one another. Knowledge and education are important foundations for building solid relations. To counter ignorance, stereotypes and prejudice about Islam and Muslims, we provide accurate information through talks, seminars, workshops, publications and other media. To witness the Christian-Muslim trust and friendship we have come to enjoy, wherever possible, we share platforms with Muslims and collaborate with them on matters of common concern and community benefit. Our Centre activities include: Attending Muslim, interfaith and multi-faith events Organising and facilitating interfaith events Publishing Bridges newsletter Maintaining a positive presence for interreligious dialogue and Islam on social media Giving talks, seminars, workshops on Islam and interreligious dialogue to various audiences e.g. parishes, schools, teachers, adult education, social justice groups Contributing articles and posts to various Columban and other media (The Far East, Columban e-news, AMUST, Catholic Outlook etc) Facilitating Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World's Religions) Co-facilitating the Abraham Conference with Jewish, Christian and Muslim organisations Giving lectures on Islam and Interreligious Dialogue at tertiary institutes Contributing to academic conferences and journals Publishing occasional resources on Islam and Interreligious Dialogue e.g. The Golden Rule Poster, Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About Islam. Participating in interfaith organisations e.g. Religions for Peace, National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims and Jews

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