Expressons of Interest for HIN membership are now CLOSED
Please refer to the Hume Interfaith Network Terms of Reference(PDF, 189KB) for more information before submitting an Expression of Interest to join the HIN.
Information for applicants
Hume City Council has a long-standing commitment and relationship with the Hume faith communities. The Hume Interfaith Network was founded in 2001.
Hume City Council’s Social Justice charter reflects Council’s commitment to social justice - tackling disadvantage, standing up against discrimination in all its forms and responding equitably to the diverse needs and aspirations of Hume’s diverse community. This document is also currently under review.
Purpose of the Committee
The Hume Interfaith Network is an advisory body to Hume City Council. Its purpose is to provide strategic advice to Council and advocate on issues affecting the faith communities to inform and improve Council decision making in relation to policy, program, and service delivery. Membership Preference will be given to people who live, work, study or are part of a faith community in Hume Membership of the Hume Interfaith Network will represent the diversity of the Hume religious communities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to interfaith relations, interfaith understanding and cooperation, particularly on issues relevant to local government and the Hume community;
- Demonstrated commitment to community action/involvement – in particular the promotion of social harmony and cohesion between diverse faith communities;
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting the work of interfaith collaboration and interfaith understanding with the City of Hume;
- Understanding and interest in local government issues;
- A broad representation of Hume’s religious communities will be sought.
- Availability and commitment to participate in and contribute to Committee meetings and interfaith projects.
The committee meets every two months on a Thursday from 5.30pm – 7pm. Additionally, there will be some work required to be undertaken by Committee members between meeting times for activities associated with the Network. Members are required to have flexibility in the case of special or extraordinary meetings. Where feasible, meeting venues will be rotated between Council offices, community venues and places of worship within Hume.
Accessibility requirements and support
Do you have any accessibility-related needs or requirements that may require support or need flexible arrangements, for you to fully participate in the Committee? We encourage you to contact us for a confidential discussion as part of your application.
For more information and enquiries: Elizabeth Shield, Community Development Officer – Multicultural 0477 755 735
TTY Phone (Teletypewriter) - 1800 555 677
National Relay Service (NRS) - 133 677
Phone TIS (Translating Interpreting Service) - 131 450