From March 20, 2023 18:00 until March 20, 2023 19:00
At Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), the Multifaith Advisory Group (MAG) and leaders of Melbourne’s Hindu and Sikh faith groups invite you to:
Prayer and Meditation Service in the name of peace
Date: Monday 20 March 2023 Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Federation Square, Melbourne
The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), the Multifaith Advisory Group (MAG) and leaders of Melbourne’s Hindu and Sikh faith groups are asking Victorians to join them for prayer and meditation in the name of peace.
This event is a direct response to the cooperation and conversations between the VMC, MAG and faith leaders following incidents of disharmony and vandalism at places of worship and “hate speech” spread on social media.
Leaders of various faiths with deep roots in India will lead the community in prayer and a visual show of unity, social cohesion and friendship.
Viv Nguyen Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission:
“From concerning international events to local acts of disharmony, Victorians will do what is necessary to show that we are an inclusive and peaceful multicultural state, now and into the future”.
Makarand Bhagwat, President of the Hindu Council of Australia (Victoria):
“This public demonstration of the unity of various faith leaders will bring comfort to Victorians and show our community that we will not be divided.”
Jasbir Singh, Chair of the Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria:
“A prayer and meditation service for peace will refresh and renew our peacemaking together.”