Forum on Freedom of Religion: Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria

From August 31, 2019 11:00 until August 31, 2019 15:30

Forum on Freedom of Religion: Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria

The Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria invites you to:

Forum on Freedom of Religion
Responsibility, Respect & Dignity in a Pluralist Society

Date: Saturday 31 August 2019     Time: 11am to 3:30pm
Location: Swinburne University of Technology, Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), 427-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr Chin Tan, Race Discrimination Commissioner Australia
  • Mr Bhajan Singh (Singapore), Former Member, Singapore Presidential Council for Religious Harmony (PCRH), National Steering Committee for Racial and Religious Harmony, Chairman, Sikh Advisory Board Singapore
  • Moderator, Professor Joseph Camilleri, OAM (La Trobe University)

Forum panelists:

  • Dr Jackie Huggins, AM, FAHA, Former Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
  • Sheikh Alaa El Zokm, Member, Board of Imams Victoria & Australian National Imams Council
  • Bishop Phillip Huggins, President, National Council of Churches in Australia
  • Mr Jasbir Singh Suropada, Chairperson, Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria
  • Swami Sunishthananda, Vice President, Vedanta Centre of Melbourne
  • Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, OAM, Abbot of Quang Minh Temple & President, Buddhist Council of Victoria
  • Ms Ida Walker, Director of Discourse, Australian Baha’i Community


  • 10.45 am Registration, coffee & tea, Exhibition on Sikh Faith
  • 11.30 am -12.15pm Vegetarian Lunch provided
  • 12.15 pm Formal Program commences, followed by Q and A
  • 2.30 pm Musical and Cultural performances
  • 3.30 pm Program concludes

Cost: Free | To register, click here

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