Multi-faith service set to inspire
Representatives from Hume’s Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu and Christian community will come together in a display of harmonious celebration and prayer at the Hume Interfaith Network’s annual Multi-faith Service on Wednesday 29 March.
Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said the service, set to take place at Ilim College in Dallas, was an inspirational example of religious community representatives coming together to demonstrate the wide array of religions that people practice across the Hume municipality.
“Hume is one of the most diverse places in Australia, our City is home to people who have come from more than 166 different countries, which represent an incredibly broad range of faiths practised around the world,” Cr Jessop said.
“The service gives us an opportunity to reflect on this and to experience the different faiths, practiced by Hume community members.”
The Hume Multi-faith Service will open with an Indigenous custodian ‘Welcome to Country’ by a Wurundjeri elder, followed by prayers from different faiths and traditional dance performances.
The Multi-faith gathering is an initiative of the Hume Interfaith Network, which unites leaders of different religious and cultural organisations in Hume.
Cr Jessop commended the members of the Hume Interfaith Network on the important role they play in the Hume community and beyond.
“The leaders of our churches, mosques and temples are committed to the values of peace and social harmony, and work to strengthen understanding,” Cr Jessop said.
“The Hume Interfaith Network aims to nurture harmony across the municipality and the Multi-faith Service is reflective of this and their broader contribution to our City.”
In 2016, the Hume Interfaith Network youth ambassadors were invited to present to the Victorian Government’s Social Cohesion and Community Resilience Ministerial Taskforce in relation to better engaging Victorian youth.
“This was a significant milestone for the Network’s youth ambassadors and they will continue their conversations with young people about how to further strengthen harmony in Hume,” Cr Jessop said.
“I encourage the community to continue to support the exceptional work that the Hume Interfaith Network do by coming along to the Multi-faith Service, and attending other activities facilitated by the Network throughout the year.”
Hume Multi-faith Service
Location: The Auditorium - Ilim College, 30 Inverloch Crescent, Dallas
Date and Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Wednesday 29 March 2017
Posted on 4:00 PM, 15 March 2017