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Friday, February 20, 2009

More from our May 05 interfaith program

The Islamic Friendship Association of Australia jointly convened this program with Initiatives of Change.

Our speakers included:
Rev. Prof. James Haire, President, National Council of Churches of Australia
Sr. Giovanni Farqhuer rsj, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
Ms. Amina Elshafi, Local resident
Keysar Trad, Islamic Friendship Association of Australia Inc
Stepan Kerkyasharian, Community Relations Commission for Multicultural NSW
Opened by:
Archbishop Issam Darwiche, Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand
Closing comments from:
Sh. Khaled Yassin
Ms. Linda Burney MP
Mr. Philip Ruddock MP (was Attorney General of Australia at the time)
Mr. Tony Burke MP
Cr. Robert Furollo (Mayor, Canterbury City Council)

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