Building Bridging Community: Maroondah Interfaith Network

From November 14, 2020 15:00 until November 14, 2020 17:00

Building Bridging Community: Maroondah Interfaith Network

Maroondah Interfaith Network invites you to:

Building Bridging Community | Building Community seminar series

Date: Saturday 14 November 2020      Time: 3pm to 5pm
Location: Online

As we reconstruct our communities following the COVID-19 crisis, we must reflect on what sort of community we want to build. These seminars will help us in this process. 

It will be addressing how we build those bonding relationships with family and close friends which are the essence of supportive community life.

In each seminar four speakers from different traditions and contexts will speak to the topic, followed by discussion. The speakers will include:

  • Chang Ji Fa Shi (Chen Buddhist)
  • Assoc/Prof Bob Dixon (former director of the Catholic Pastoral Research Office)
  • Ps Scott Hawkins (Urban Life, Ringwood)
  • Rev Glenn Loughrey (National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Anglican Commission and vicar St Oswald’s, Glen Waverley)
  • Swami Sunishthananda (Vedanta Hindu Centre

Through these seminars we will seek to find what is common between our different traditions and backgrounds and understand our differences.

Building Bridging Community

Bridges are the relationships through which people work together on common interests, through which people find and give each other the resources that are needed for living. They are the relationships we form with people through our religious communities, work and sport, our neighbours and other people we know through our local communities. The seminar will explore how religious faiths can help to build the
‘bridges’ in which there is trust and reciprocity.

For the link to join our Zoom discussion, email the chair of the Maroondah Interfaith Network: Prof Philip Hughes at

The seminar series has been made possible by a grant from the Maroondah City Council.

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