Interfaith Contacts

Interfaith Contacts- National

The following is a list religious and interfaith organisations along with their contact details. This resource intended to support networking among these groups and to provide information for people interested in interfaith relations. 

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Affinity Intercultural Foundation 
Contact: Mehmet Saral, President Mehmet Ozalp, Executive Officer
Address: P.O. Box 496 Auburn NSW 2144
Phone: 02 9702 0789
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Description: Affinity Intercultural Foundation was established by a group of young Australian Muslims in early 2001 in order to meet the needs of the Muslim community to interact with the greater society and the needs of the general public to increase its awareness of the Muslim community, its religion and culture. It is creating and sustaining enduring relationships with people through inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue and understanding.

Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences & Human Development 
Contact: Afroz Ali, Founder/President
Address: P.O.Box L-14 Mt. Lewis NSW 2200
Phone: 02 9708 1539
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Description: A non-profit, non-sectarian Learning Centre, committed to the dissemination of the true Traditional Islamic Principles and Knowledge from the Prophetic Traditions, and as understood by the rightly-guided scholars of Islam. It aims to decipher information on Islamic Sciences for those searching for Truth and those who are working to raise their standards in the Personal Development of life.

Australia (Nationwide) I-Kuan Tao Headquarters Inc. 
Contact: John Ng Hon Asst Secretary
Address: 1 Syme Street Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone: 03 9381 2878
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Description: The objective of the society is to promote morality by spreading the teachings of Confucius and Mencius. Confucianism believes that moral education should start by having love and respect between members of the family.

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture 
Contact: Professor James Haire, Executive Director Margaret Roberts, Centre Manager
Address: 15 Blackall Street Barton Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6272 6201
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Description: The priorities of the ACC&C are ecumenism, interfaith dialogue, reconciliation with indigenous people, youth concerns, academic research and the relationship of theology to social issues.

Australian Council of Christians and Jews 
Contact: Sr. Marianne Dacy (NDS), ACCJ Secretary
Address: 2 Devine Street Erskineville NSW 2043
Phone: 02 9557 2752
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Description: National Jewish-Christian dialogue organisation in Australia with chapters in five states. The purpose of the Council is to promote religious openness leading to a deeper understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs and practices of both Jews and Christians and to promote reconciliation, relationship and cooperation through dialogue, education, research and communication.

Australian Federation of Islamic Councils 
Contact: Hj. Ikebal Mohammed Adam Patel, President/CEO
Address: P O Box: 7185 S S B H Alexandria NSW 2015
Phone: 02 9319 6733
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Description: The national umbrella organisation for Muslims in Australia.

Australian Intercultural Society 
Contact: Emre Celik, General Coordinator
Address: Level 1 728 Mt. Alexander Rd Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Phone: 03 9326 2177
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Description: The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) promotes interreligious and cross-cultural relations, harmony and social inclusion in the diverse multi-faith, multicultural communities in Australia, acting as a catalyst for social and policy change.

Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims and Jews 
Contact: Debra Porter (NCCA) Hj Ikebal Patel (AFIC), Mr. Jeremy Jones (ECAJ)
Address: Locked Bag 199 Sydney NSW 1230
Phone: 02 9299 2215
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Description: A dialogue between the National Council of Churches in Australia, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. The purpose is to provide opportunity for the national bodies of each faith to come together to build understanding and harmony in the Australian context.

Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations 
Contact: Abd-Elmasih Malak, Convenor
Address: c/o Federation of Australian Ethnic Coummunities Councils PO Box 344 Curtin ACT 2605
Phone: 02 6282 5755
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Description: A peak-of-peak body that was established in 2003 to help build interfaith harmony in Australia. APRO is unique in that it comprises representatives of major faith bodies as well as national-level multicultural community organisations as associate members.

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change 
Contact: Dr Miriam Pepper, Secretary
Address: Level 15 179 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9252 5200
Email: online contact form
Description: ARRCC (pronounced “ark”) is a multi-faith organisation which aims to support faith communities to take action on climate change, through their spiritual practice, through education, practical projects and campaigning.

Australian Sangha Association 
Contact: Ajahn Brahm Bhante Sujato
Address: PO Box 132 Bundanoon NSW 2578
Phone: 02 4883 6331
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Description: The purpose of the ASA is to serve the needs of all Buddhist monks and nuns resident in Australia. It aims to promote the well-being of the Sangha, nurture its growth and protect its interests by liaising with the government, media and general public.

Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations 
Contact: Sr Elizabeth Delaney sgs, Executive Secretary Bishop Michael E Putney DD, Chairman
Address: GPO Box 368 Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6201 9862
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Description: The Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations is the arm of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference responsible for promoting and supporting ecumenical endeavours and inter-faith relations at a national level.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres in Australia 
Contact: Gopi Elton, Interfaith Coordinator
Address: 1st Floor, 1059 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon VIC 3040
Phone: 03 9374 1112
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Description: The Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres Inc. (BKs), with over 50 teaching locations across Australia, offer people of all backgrounds an opportunity to deepen their understanding of universal spiritual principles and learn a range of spiritual skills through a variety of educational programmes.

Contact: Dr Trish Madigan op
Address: PO Box 353, Strathfield, NSW 2135
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Description: A Centre for: Ministry- engagement with communities of people of other faiths; Education- development of communities, making known the theological and other resources found in the Catholic and Christian tradition which support interfaith engagement; Research- especially on women's role and participation in the religious faith traditions and women's contribution to building societies of peace, justice and care of creation.

Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations 
Contact: Fr. Patrick McInerney ssc
Address: Columban Mission Institute, c/- Australian Catholic University Locked Bag 2002 Strathfield NSW 2135
Phone: 02 9352 8011
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Description: The Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations engages in and promotes the Catholic Church’s teaching on interreligious dialogue, especially between Christians and Muslims. Accordingly, we engage with Muslim individuals and organizations, initiate and participate in projects involving Christians and Muslims, participate in interreligious and multi-religious events, conferences and organizations, offer and facilitate talks in secondary, tertiary and adult education and publish Bridges, occasional papers and other educational material on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry Inc. 
Contact: Robert M. Goot, AM SC (President)
Address: Level 2, 146 Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9360 1600
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Description: Official elected representative organisation and spokes body of the Australian Jewish community. All Boards of Deputies and equivalent are constituent bodies and major national organisations are affiliated.

Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils 
Contact: Brian Ashen, President
Address: PO Box 6479 Footscray West VIC 3012
Phone: 0432 408 756
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Description: The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils (FABC) is the peak body for State Buddhist councils in Australia. The FABC liaises with government, faith and media.

Hindu Council of Australia 
Contact: Prof. Nihal S Agar, Chairman Sanjeev Bhakri, Secretary
Address: 17 The Crescent Homebush NSW 2140
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Description: The Hindu Council of Australia Ltd. (HCA) is an umbrella organisation representing the interest of all Hindus living in Australia, irrespective of their caste or country of origin.

Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia 
Contact: Maureen Postma, Chair Fairlie Nassau, Chair of JCMA School Projects Committee
Address: GPO Box 598 Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 03 9650 3294
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Description: Aims to enable people of faith to deepen their understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Australia today by meeting, engaging with and learning from Jews, Christians and Muslims.

National Council of Churches in Australia 
Contact: Communications Officer
Address: Locked Bag 199 Sydney NSW 1230
Phone: 02 9299 2215
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Description: The National Council of Churches in Australia is an ecumenical council of member Australian Christian Churches. Current membership (2009) includes 17 National Council of Churches in Australia.

National Spiritual Assembly of Bahá'ís of Australia 
Contact: Ms. Arini Beaumaris, National Secretary Natalie Mobini-Kesheh, Public Information Officer
Address: 173 Mona Vale Road Ingleside NSW 2101
Phone: 02 9998 9222
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Description: Website provides information about Australian Bahá'í activities, beliefs, and news.

Religions for Peace Australia 
Contact: Professor Desmond Cahill, National Chair in Australia Jo Elvins, National Secretary
Address: PO Box 1383 Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: 03 9890 9489
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Description: Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia [Quakers Australia] 
Contact: Judith Pembleton, Yearly Meeting Secretary
Address: PO Box 556 Kenmore QLD 4069
Phone: 07 3374 0135
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Description: The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is non-credal and has no paid clergy. The Meeting for Worship is central to life in the Religious Society of Friends. We meet together in silence to worship God and to find true fellowship. Quakers share a way of life rather than a set of beliefs.

Sikh Council of Australia Inc 
Contact: Ajmer Singh Gill, President Bawa Singh Jagdev, Secretary
Address: 170 Ninth Ave Austral NSW 2179
Phone: 02 4736 7058
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Description: National Peak body of the Sikh community in Australia. Represents its member associations in dealings with the wider community and various government agencies.

Sikh Youth Australia Inc 
Contact: Satwant Singh Calais, President Sukhvinder Singh, Secretary
Address: P.O. Box 6023 Parramatta BC NSW
Phone: 0411 081 244 (President)
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Description: National body of the Sikh community in Australia catering to the needs of Sikh Youth. Organises youth camps, leadership camps, forums, workshops, projects and programs to address challenges facing by Sikh youth in Australia.

Together for Humanity Foundation, National 
Contact: Rabbi Zalman Kastel, National Director
Address: NSW
Phone: 02 9988 3318
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Description: The Together for Humanity Foundation conducts multi-faith led programmes in schools which challenge misconceptions and encourage children to focus and act on our common values.

Women's Interfaith Network 
Contact: Reverend Sue Emeleus
Address: 41A Marguerette Street Ermington NSW 2115
Phone: 02 9684 2830
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Description: A gathering of women of different religious traditions who meet and work to promote harmony, understanding and respect among the followers of the various world religions, and stand together as a sign of solidarity among people of faith.

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Affinity Intercultural Foundation 
Contact: Mehmet Saral, President Mehmet Ozalp, Executive Officer
Address: P.O. Box 496 Auburn NSW 2144
Phone: 02 9702 0789
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: Affinity Intercultural Foundation was established by a group of young Australian Muslims in early 2001 in order to meet the needs of the Muslim community to interact with the greater society and the needs of the general public to increase its awareness of the Muslim community, its religion and culture. It is creating and sustaining enduring relationships with people through inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue and understanding.

Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences & Human Development 
Contact: Afroz Ali, Founder/President
Address: P.O.Box L-14 Mt. Lewis NSW 2200
Phone: 02 9708 1539
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: A non-profit, non-sectarian Learning Centre, committed to the dissemination of the true Traditional Islamic Principles and Knowledge from the Prophetic Traditions, and as understood by the rightly-guided scholars of Islam. It aims to decipher information on Islamic Sciences for those searching for Truth and those who are working to raise their standards in the Personal Development of life.

Australia (Nationwide) I-Kuan Tao Headquarters Inc. 
Contact: John Ng Hon Asst Secretary
Address: 1 Syme Street Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone: 03 9381 2878
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The objective of the society is to promote morality by spreading the teachings of Confucius and Mencius. Confucianism believes that moral education should start by having love and respect between members of the family.

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture 
Contact: Professor James Haire, Executive Director Margaret Roberts, Centre Manager
Address: 15 Blackall Street Barton Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6272 6201
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Description: The priorities of the ACC&C are ecumenism, interfaith dialogue, reconciliation with indigenous people, youth concerns, academic research and the relationship of theology to social issues.

Australian Council of Christians and Jews 
Contact: Sr. Marianne Dacy (NDS), ACCJ Secretary
Address: 2 Devine Street Erskineville NSW 2043
Phone: 02 9557 2752
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Description: National Jewish-Christian dialogue organisation in Australia with chapters in five states. The purpose of the Council is to promote religious openness leading to a deeper understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs and practices of both Jews and Christians and to promote reconciliation, relationship and cooperation through dialogue, education, research and communication.

Australian Federation of Islamic Councils 
Contact: Hj. Ikebal Mohammed Adam Patel, President/CEO
Address: P O Box: 7185 S S B H Alexandria NSW 2015
Phone: 02 9319 6733
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Description: The national umbrella organisation for Muslims in Australia.

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Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations 
Contact: Sr Elizabeth Delaney sgs, Executive Secretary Bishop Michael E Putney DD, Chairman
Address: GPO Box 368 Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6201 9862
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Description: The Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations is the arm of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference responsible for promoting and supporting ecumenical endeavours and inter-faith relations at a national level.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres in Australia 
Contact: Gopi Elton, Interfaith Coordinator
Address: 1st Floor, 1059 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon VIC 3040
Phone: 03 9374 1112
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres Inc. (BKs), with over 50 teaching locations across Australia, offer people of all backgrounds an opportunity to deepen their understanding of universal spiritual principles and learn a range of spiritual skills through a variety of educational programmes.

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Contact: Dr Trish Madigan op
Address: PO Box 353, Strathfield, NSW 2135
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: A Centre for: Ministry- engagement with communities of people of other faiths; Education- development of communities, making known the theological and other resources found in the Catholic and Christian tradition which support interfaith engagement; Research- especially on women's role and participation in the religious faith traditions and women's contribution to building societies of peace, justice and care of creation.

Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations 
Contact: Fr. Patrick McInerney ssc
Address: Columban Mission Institute, c/- Australian Catholic University Locked Bag 2002 Strathfield NSW 2135
Phone: 02 9352 8011
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations engages in and promotes the Catholic Church’s teaching on interreligious dialogue, especially between Christians and Muslims. Accordingly, we engage with Muslim individuals and organizations, initiate and participate in projects involving Christians and Muslims, participate in interreligious and multi-religious events, conferences and organizations, offer and facilitate talks in secondary, tertiary and adult education and publish Bridges, occasional papers and other educational material on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia
Contact: Robert Dudfield. Director of Public Affairs (Australia & Papua New Guinea)
Phone: 03 9481 7380
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Executive Council of Australian Jewry Inc. 
Contact: Robert M. Goot, AM SC (President)
Address: Level 2, 146 Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9360 1600
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: Official elected representative organisation and spokes body of the Australian Jewish community. All Boards of Deputies and equivalent are constituent bodies and major national organisations are affiliated.

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Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils 
Contact: Brian Ashen, President
Address: PO Box 6479 Footscray West VIC 3012
Phone: 0432 408 756
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils (FABC) is the peak body for State Buddhist councils in Australia. The FABC liaises with government, faith and media.

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Hindu Council of Australia 
Contact: Prof. Nihal S Agar, Chairman Sanjeev Bhakri, Secretary
Address: 17 The Crescent Homebush NSW 2140
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Description: The Hindu Council of Australia Ltd. (HCA) is an umbrella organisation representing the interest of all Hindus living in Australia, irrespective of their caste or country of origin.

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Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia 
Contact: Maureen Postma, Chair Fairlie Nassau, Chair of JCMA School Projects Committee
Address: GPO Box 598 Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 03 9650 3294
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Description: Aims to enable people of faith to deepen their understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Australia today by meeting, engaging with and learning from Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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National Council of Churches in Australia 
Contact: Communications Officer
Address: Locked Bag 199 Sydney NSW 1230
Phone: 02 9299 2215
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The National Council of Churches in Australia is an ecumenical council of member Australian Christian Churches. Current membership (2009) includes 17 National Council of Churches in Australia.

National Spiritual Assembly of Bahá'ís of Australia 
Contact: Ms. Arini Beaumaris, National Secretary Natalie Mobini-Kesheh, Public Information Officer
Address: 173 Mona Vale Road Ingleside NSW 2101
Phone: 02 9998 9222
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: Website provides information about Australian Bahá'í activities, beliefs, and news.

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Religions for Peace Australia 
Contact: Professor Desmond Cahill, National Chair in Australia Jo Elvins, National Secretary
Address: PO Box 1383 Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: 03 9890 9489
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Description: Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia [Quakers Australia] 
Contact: Judith Pembleton, Yearly Meeting Secretary
Address: PO Box 556 Kenmore QLD 4069
Phone: 07 3374 0135
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is non-credal and has no paid clergy. The Meeting for Worship is central to life in the Religious Society of Friends. We meet together in silence to worship God and to find true fellowship. Quakers share a way of life rather than a set of beliefs.

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Sikh Council of Australia Inc 
Contact: Ajmer Singh Gill, President Bawa Singh Jagdev, Secretary
Address: 170 Ninth Ave Austral NSW 2179
Phone: 02 4736 7058
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Description: National Peak body of the Sikh community in Australia. Represents its member associations in dealings with the wider community and various government agencies.

Sikh Youth Australia Inc 
Contact: Satwant Singh Calais, President Sukhvinder Singh, Secretary
Address: P.O. Box 6023 Parramatta BC NSW
Phone: 0411 081 244 (President)
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Description: National body of the Sikh community in Australia catering to the needs of Sikh Youth. Organises youth camps, leadership camps, forums, workshops, projects and programs to address challenges facing by Sikh youth in Australia.

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Together for Humanity Foundation, National 
Contact: Rabbi Zalman Kastel, National Director
Address: NSW
Phone: 02 9988 3318
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Description: The Together for Humanity Foundation conducts multi-faith led programmes in schools which challenge misconceptions and encourage children to focus and act on our common values.

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Women's Interfaith Network 
Contact: Reverend Sue Emeleus
Address: 41A Marguerette Street Ermington NSW 2115
Phone: 02 9684 2830
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: A gathering of women of different religious traditions who meet and work to promote harmony, understanding and respect among the followers of the various world religions, and stand together as a sign of solidarity among people of faith.

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Interfaith Contacts- State and Local

The following is a list religious and interfaith organisations along with their contact details. This resource intended to support networking among these groups and to provide information for people interested in interfaith relations. 

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New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Ancient Wisdom for a Troubled World 
Contact: Donna Jacobs Sife
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Description: Donna Jacobs Sife is a storyteller, educator, and writer. She has been involved with Judaism as a teacher, performer, writer and contemporary interpreter with regards to creative, spiritual and ritualistic expression for 20 years. Donna is a regular speaker at interfaith gatherings and conferences.

Bahá'í Council for NSW and the ACT
Contact: Judith Navidi, Secretary
Address: 107 Derby Street Silverwater NSW 2128
Phone: 02 9748 1297
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Description: The Baha'i Scriptures call on Baha'is to "Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship." Accordingly, the Baha'i community is a strong supporter and participant in interfaith dialogue and interfaith projects in Australia.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres in NSW
Contact: Sally Segal, Coordinator
Address: 186 Mt Hay Road Leura NSW 2780
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Description: The Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centres Inc. (BKs), with over 50 teaching locations across Australia, offer people of all backgrounds an opportunity to deepen their understanding of universal spiritual principles and learn a range of spiritual skills through a variety of educational programmes.

Buddhist Council of New South Wales
Contact: Brian White, President Ms. Sujata Lim, Secretary
Address: PO Box 593 Crows Nest NSW 1585
Phone: 02 9966 8893
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Description: Mission is to serve its member organisations, represent the Buddhist community to inter-faith groups, media, government and the NSW public, in accordance with the Dharma, and promote the understanding and practice of the Dharma.

Canberra Christian Jewish Dialogue Group
(The Council of Christians and Jews- Australian Capital Territory)
Contact: Ms Pamela Rothman
Address: 1 Lincoln Place Chapman ACT 2611
Phone: 02 6288 6827
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Description: ACT chapter of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews. The purpose of the Council is to promote religious openness leading to a deeper understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs and practices of both Jews and Christians and to promote reconciliation, relationship and cooperation through dialogue, education, research and communication.

Cao-Dai Temple of New South Wales
Contact: Rev. NGUYEN Chanh-Giao Rev. NGUYEN Thanh Nghiep
Address: 114 King Georges Rd Wiley Park NSW 2195
Phone: 02 9740 5678
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Description: Caodaism is a new religion which is originated in the South of Vietnam in 1926. Caodaism is a synthesis of all religions on over the world, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and so-forth.

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney- Commission for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
Contact: Sr Giovanni Farquer RSJ, Executive Director
Address: Level 12, Polding Centre 133 Liverpool Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9390 5168
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Description: Our mission is to foster unity among the Christian churches and to encourage and support growth in understanding and the building of harmonious relations between people of different religious faith traditions.

Maha Bodhi Buddhist Information Incorporated
Contact: Mr. Michael Chen, President
Address: Shop 2 242 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9280 0303
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Description: Information & Free Book Centre

New South Wales Ecumenical Council, Inc.
Contact: Reverend Dr. Jonathan Inkpin, General Secretary Kathy Moroney, Administrative Assistant
Address: Locked Bag 199 Sydney NSW 1230
Phone: 02 9299 2215
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Description: The NSW Ecumenical Council is comprised of sixteen (Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox) Christian churches throughout New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Religions for Peace Australia (NSW Branch)
Contact: Josie Lacey OAM, President; Vijay Singh, Secretary

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Description: Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

Sydney Centre for Studies in Caodaism
Contact: Mr. Tam Dao Dr. Chris Hartney
Address: 114-118 King Georges Rd Wiley Park NSW 2195
Phone: 02 9740 5678
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Description: Sydney Centre for Studies in Caodaism is a gateway to understanding Caodaism . It provides information on the history, organization, philosophy and practice of Caodaism.

The Council of Christians and Jews- New South Wales
Contact: Mr. William Szekely, President SR. Giovanni Farquer, RSJ, Vice President
Address: Level 8, 14-16 York Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9290 3222
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Description: NSW counterpart of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews. The purpose of the Council is to promote religious openness and education leading to a deeper understanding of and mutual respect for the beliefs and practices of both Jews and Christians amongst each faith and in the community at large.

Together for Humanity Foundation, NSW Branch
Contact: Donna Jacobs Sife, Education and Project Manager
Address: PO Box 242 Lindfield NSW 2070
Phone: 02 9449 4455
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The Together for Humanity Foundation conducts programmes in schools which challenge misconceptions and encourage children to focus on our common values.

 

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Northern Territory

Bahá'í Council for the Northern Territory
Contact: Yvonne van der Maas, Secretary
Address: PO Box 40440 Casuarina NT 811
Phone: 08 8932 2128
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Description: The Baha'i Council for the NT carries out the policies of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia, supervises efficient execution of plans and projects for its region, deals with teaching and administrative matters and advances the process of sharing the teachings of Baha'u'llah with the wider community, promoting harmony and unity.

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Queensland

Bahá'í Council for Queensland 
Contact: Shirley Perkins, Secretary
Address: 26 Mayneview Street Milton QLD 4064
Phone: 07 33684001
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Description: Part of Australian Baha'is

Contact: Wendy Flannery, Coordinator
Address: 7/37 Marathon St, Aspley, QLD, 4034
Phone: 07 3353 5802
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Description: Believing Women for a Culture of Peace (BWCP) is a Brisbane-based women's interfaith association launched in March 2004. Membership is open to women of all faiths and spiritual paths. Grounded in a vision of building respectful and caring relationships among women of diverse faiths and cultures, BWCP organises internal dialogue events, family-based celebrations of special religious festivals, and public activities related to major annual commemorations such as International Women's Day and the International Day of Peace. Historically it networked with many other women's peace and social justice groups and developed a close working relationship with the Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University Nathan Campus. Registered in 2006 as a community-based association, its leadership group is a Coordinating Committee elected at its annual general meeting.

North Brisbane Interfaith Group
Contact: Rev. Garth Read, Convener
Address: QLD 
Phone: 07 3263 8068
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The group has four objectives: to provide informal social occasions where members of different Faith communities can strengthen their personal relations with one another; to provide educational opportunities for people to learn more about eachother's Faith and practice; to organise major Multifaith and Interfaith events that promote the interfaith message within the wider community; to engage in or sponsor practical Interfaith activities with a local and/or international focus.  

Queensland Churches Together 
Contact: Glenine Hamlyn, General Secretary
Address: PO Box 2045 Milton BC QLD 4064
Phone: 07 3369 6792
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Description: Aims to encourage and enable members to dialogue with people of other faiths and ideologies in order to further mutual understanding and strive jointly for peace.

Queensland Regional Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 
Contact: Susan Addison, Clerk Tony Arden, Clerk
Address: Friends' Meeting House 10 Hampson Street Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
Phone: 07 3201 1954 or 07 3892 1292
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Description: Queensland Regional Meeting is a spiritual community in Queensland which is part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia and worldwide.

Together for Humanity Foundation, QLD Branch 
Contact: Ronit Baras, Queensland Education & Project Manager
Address: QLD
Phone: 07 3343 2237
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Description: The Together for Humanity Foundation conducts programmes in schools which challenge misconceptions and encourage children to focus on our common values

Contact: Kerry McCarthy, Volunteer Peace Representative
Address: PO Box 124, Sandgate, QLD, 4017
Phone: 07 3269 4196
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South Australia
Buddhist Council of South Australia
Address: PO Box 429 Kent Town SA 5067
Phone: 0435 053 943
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Description: Objective is to serve as the representative organisation for Buddhist temples, groups and organisations in South Australia.

Sikh Society of South Australia, Inc.
Contact: Gurdip Singh Padde, President Balbir, Secretary
Address: 10 Mount Barker Road Glen Osmond SA 5064
Phone: 08 8379 4420 or 08 8364 2847
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Description: The aims of the society include encouraging the understanding of the Sikh religion and culture and promoting harmony between Sikhs and people of other beliefs in South Australia.

South Australian Council of Churches
Contact: Geraldine Hawkes (Executive Officer)
Address: 65 Flinders Street Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 08 8215 0300
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Description: Purpose is to serve the churches of South Australia in their deeper engagement in ecumenism and nurture and nourish the churches' understanding, spiritual growth, and practice of ecumenism.

The Bahá'í Community of South Australia
Contact: Elise Gomez-Poulin, External Affairs Officer Johan Revalk, External Affairs Officer
Address: PO Box 918 Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 08 8267 4407 (Elise Gomez-Poulin) and 0438858440 (Johan Revalk)
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Description: The Baha'i Scriptures call on Baha'is to "Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship." Accordingly, the Baha'i community is a strong supporter and participant in interfaith dialogue and interfaith projects in Australia.

The Council of Christians and Jews (SA) Inc.
Contact: Ron Hoenig, Jewish Co-Chair
Address: 6 Grange Road Hawthorn SA 5062
Phone: 08 8272 1971
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: An organisation of Christians and Jews in South Australia whose aim is to assist people of Jewish and Christian heritage to understand and affirm each other's faith traditions, articulate what we have in common, celebrate the richness of diversity in our respective traditions, and to promote our aims for the benefit of the wider community.

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Tasmania

Bahá'í Council for Tasmania 
Contact: Dr John Davidson, Secretary
Address: PO Box 1126, GPO Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6234 9992
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The bahai Council for Tasmania is the representative body for the Tasmanian bahai community, operating under the auspices of the National Spiritual Assembly of the bahais of Australia. It has overall responsibility for projects and activities of the bahai community in Tasmania, including the bahai Centre of Learning.

Tasmanian Council of Churches
Contact: Rev Fr Michael Delaney, President
Address: 96 Margaret Street Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6334 3942
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Description: The TCC is the ecumenical arm of the Churches in Tasmania and seeks to build relationships between the member churches in order make real the Kingdom in our time.

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Victoria

Baha'i Community of Victoria
Contact: Australian Baha'i Community - Victorian Office
Address: P O Box 474, North Balwyn VIC 3104
Phone: 03 9497 5984
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.bahai.org.au
Description: The Australian Baha'i Community - Victorian Office is the external affairs arm of the Baha'i Faith in Victoria. It oversees and co-ordinates Baha'i participation in interfaith activities at State level.

Buddhist Council of Victoria 
Contact: Chair: Laura Chan Secretary: Petr Svoboda
Address: P.O. Box 6104 Footscray West VIC 3012
Phone: 0401 200 206
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Description: The Buddhist Council of Victoria is a representative body that acts on behalf of Buddhists in the Australian state of Victoria. It is actively engaged in representing the needs of Buddhists to all levels of government, provides speakers for interfaith dialogue and works widely with the community.

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne- Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission
Contact: Mr. David Schutz, Executive Officer
Address: P.O. Box 146 East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 03 9926 5708
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Description: The Catholic Interfaith Committee committed to deepening dialogue and mutual respect between the Church and members of other religious traditions.

Contact: Andrew Lancaster, Director
Address: 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak, VIC 3142
Phone: 03 9822 1218
Fax: 03 9822 6871
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Description: Initiatives of Change in Australia works to build bridges of trust through a change in people - their attitudes, motives and actions - in families, the workplace, between Australians of different backgrounds, between Australia and her neighbours.

Contact: Helen Summers, Director
Address: PO Box 18335 Collins Street East, Melbourne, VIC 8003
Phone: 03 9650 7163
Fax: 03 9650 8383
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Description: To promote understanding and respect among the world's religious and spiritual communities living in the State of Victoria, and to build bridges of dialogue and friendship between communities in Melbourne, the region and the world, thus fostering peaceful coexistence.

Contact: Rev. Stephen Morris, President
Address: PO Box 200, Dandenong, VIC, 3175
Phone: (03) 9798 3838 – 0425 873 085
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Description: The Interfaith Network is a group of diverse cultural and religious faiths, working in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong Council to promote peace and harmony within the municipality. The Network is the first established Interfaith Network in Australia, and consists of various traditional and multi-faith groups who meet monthly at the Council offices. Their goal is simple - promoting understanding, respect and tolerance for each other's beliefs by living together in peace and goodwill. The Network strives to achieve the vision of 'Many Faiths, One People'

Knox Inter-faith Network
Contact: Peter Evans, Chairperson/Secretary
Address: 44 Severn Crescent Rowville VIC 3178
Phone: (03) 9763 6213 – after hours only
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Description: The Knox Inter-faith Network aims to encourage understanding of religious communities in the area covered by the Knox City Council in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We seek to enable these religious communities to be good neighbours with each other and the broader community through a program of dialogue, education and visitation.

Contact: Annie Whitlocke, Secretary
Phone: 0408 809 673 (Annie)
Fax: (03) 9543 9919
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Description: The Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network (MPIN) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote understanding, respect and tolerance amongst religious and spiritual communities in the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas, fostering a peaceful coexistence.

Religions for Peace Australia (VIC Branch)
Contact: Professor Desmond Cahill, National Chair in Australia Jo Elvins, National Secretary
Address: PO Box 1383 Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: 03  9890 9489
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Description: Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria
Contact: Chairman
Address: P.O. Box 85 Mulgrave VIC 3170
Phone: 03 9560 3374
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Description: Vision is to create greater awareness and understanding of Sikhs and Sikhism in the Australian community. SICV promotes and works for dialogue, respect and understanding among all religions.

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc.
Contact: Liz Parker, Office Administrator
Address: 326 Church Street Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: 03 9429 5212
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: Our purpose is to educate Christians and Jews to appreciate each other's distinctive beliefs and practices and their common ground; to promote the study of and research into the historical, politcal, economic, social, religious and racial causes of conflicts between people of different creeds and colour; and to promote for the benefit of the community, education in those fundamental ethical teachings common to Christianity and Judaism which relate to respect and understanding between people of different creeds.

Together for Humanity Foundation, VIC Branch
Contact: Janette Witt, JCMA School Program Coordinator
Address: GPO Box 598 Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 03 9038 9058
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: The Together for Humanity Foundation conducts programmes in schools which challenge misconceptions and encourage children to focus on our common values.

Victorian Council of Churches
Contact: Mr. Theo Mackaay
Address: Level 4 306 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9650 4511
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Description: The Victorian Council of Churches is an ecumenical fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The VCC includes the "Living Faiths - Dialogue and Community Commission".

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Western Australia

Baha'i Council for Western Australia
Contact: Farhad Fozdar, Secretary
Address: 453 Marmion Street Myaree WA 6154
Phone: 08 9330 6999
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: WA organisation of the Australian Baha'i community

The Council of Christians and Jews - Western Australia
Contact: Dr Mary J. Marshall, Honorary Secretary
Address: PO Box 1469, Booragoon, WA, 6954
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: Objectives of CCJWA Inc. are to promote: (1) education of Christians and Jews so as to appreciate both the similarities and differences in their beliefs and practices; (2) understanding of and research into causes of conflicts between them; and (3) education in the ethical teachings common to the two faiths. The Council also facilitates discussion between Christians and Jews on issues of common interest or concern, and acts as a spokesbody on relevant matters.

Council of Churches of Western Australia, Inc.
Contact: Reverend Eira Clapton, General Secretary
Address: Unit 24, Stafford Court 8-12 Stafford Street Midland WA 6056
Phone: 08 9874 3888
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: An association of Christian Churches within Western Australia dedicated to the cause of Christian Unity.

Sikh Association of Western Australia (SAWA) 
Contact: Mr Daljit Singh Dhillon (President) Mahesh Singh (Secretary)
Address: 280 Shreeve Road Canning Vale WA 6155
Phone: 08 9256 1314
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Description: The Objects of the Association are to serve as vehicle for advancement of the hopes and aspirations of the Sikh community; to establish, maintain and run Gurdwaras and Centers for the religious and spiritual needs and development of the Sikh community; to provide for the teaching and promotion of the Punjabi language by organizing school classes and teachers; to provide for the religious, ritual and cultural purposes of the Sikh community; to attend to the recreational and social needs of the Sikh community; and to foster goodwill, understanding, peace and harmony between the Sikh community and the wider Australian community.

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Interfaith Contacts- International

The following is a list of religious and interfaith organisations along with their contact details. This resource is intended to support networking among these groups and to provide information for people interested in interfaith relations.

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Description: Based on the Golden Rule, the Charter is the result of a wish made by Karen Armstrong in 2008. You may choose to affirm the Charter, and join over 18,000 people who have already done so.   

Christian Conference of Asia
Description: Believing that the purpose of God for the church in Asia is life together in a common obedience of witness to the mission of God in the world, CCA exists as an organ and a forum of continuing cooperation among the churches and national Christian bodies in Asia within the framework of the wider ecumenical movement.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Description: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland serves the churches of the four nations on their shared journey towards full visible unity in Christ.

Consultation for Interfaith Education
Description: The Consultation for Interfaith Education is a consortium of organizations led by a steering committee that is comprised of representatives of the member organizations.

Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
Description: The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Its history dates back to the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions, which marks the first formal gathering of representatives of eastern and western spiritual traditions, and is recognized today as the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide. The Council has held periodic events in the past 15 years inviting people from around the world and from every religious and spiritual tradition to come together in peace and understanding.

Description: The Elijah Interfaith Institute is a multinational organization dedicated to fostering peace between the world's diverse faith communities through interfaith dialogue, education, research and dissemination. Its unique programming generates interfaith dialogue at the highest levels, bringing together world religious leaders and renowned scholars the world over, through research projects, public conferences and community-based initiatives.

Interfaith Youth Core
Description: Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) builds mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others.

International Association for Religious Freedom
Description: The International Association for Religious Freedom is a registered charity based in the United Kingdom which has the aim of working for freedom of religion and belief at a global level.

International Council of Christians and Jews (Also see ICCJ Resource Website.)
Description: The ICCJ serves as the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organisations world-wide.

International Interfaith Centre 
International Interfaith Organisations Network 
Interfaith Information Online

Description: The International Interfaith Centre promotes interreligious understanding and co-operation between different faith communities and organisations of religious or spiritual conviction.

National Council of Churches USA
Description: Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCCCUSA pursues its interfaith work through the Interfaith Relations Commission.

Description: The main focus of NAIN is to support the growth of interfaith understanding by supporting the work of member interfaith councils, projects and organisations in North America. NAIN chooses the term "network" to describe its work rather than institution, organisation or association.

Pluralism Project at Harvard University
Description: Through an expanding network of affiliates, we document the contours of our multi-religious society, explore new forms of interfaith engagement, and study the impact of religious diversity in civic life.

Presence & Engagement, Church of England
Description: The website is intended to encourage and support the mission and ministry of parishes and other Anglican communities in multi religious contexts.

St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
Description: Purpose is to inspire and equip people to pursue reconciliation and peace-making in their own communities and lives.

St. Philip's Centre
Description: Our objectives are to deliver training to Christians, lay and ordained, to enable them to live confidently in a multi-faith society and engage, within their various contexts, in dialogue and mission; and to deliver training and consultancy to public and private sector organisations, and to those of other faiths, to enable them to develop faith awareness and to understand the role of faiths in society.

United Religions Initiative
Description: The United Religions Initiative (URI) was chartered in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation and to ending religiously motivated violence.

World Congress of Faiths
Description: The World Congress of Faiths believes that understanding between people of different religions is important for good community relations, for moral and spiritual renewal and for world peace.

World Council of Churches
Description: The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

World Council of Religious Leaders
Description: The World Council of Religious Leaders is a direct outcome of The Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders that opened at The United Nations in 2000, an independent body, works to bring religious resources to support the work of the United Nations, Governements and International Bodies in our common quest for peace. WCORL is not an official part of the United Nations, nor does it have any status with the United Nations. It is committed to Building an Integrated Framework for Peace.

 

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Description: Based on the Golden Rule, the Charter is the result of a wish made by Karen Armstrong in 2008. You may choose to affirm the Charter, and join over 18,000 people who have already done so.   

Christian Conference of Asia
Description: Believing that the purpose of God for the church in Asia is life together in a common obedience of witness to the mission of God in the world, CCA exists as an organ and a forum of continuing cooperation among the churches and national Christian bodies in Asia within the framework of the wider ecumenical movement.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Description: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland serves the churches of the four nations on their shared journey towards full visible unity in Christ.

Consultation for Interfaith Education
Description: The Consultation for Interfaith Education is a consortium of organizations led by a steering committee that is comprised of representatives of the member organizations.

Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
Description: The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Its history dates back to the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions, which marks the first formal gathering of representatives of eastern and western spiritual traditions, and is recognized today as the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide. The Council has held periodic events in the past 15 years inviting people from around the world and from every religious and spiritual tradition to come together in peace and understanding.

 

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Description: The Elijah Interfaith Institute is a multinational organization dedicated to fostering peace between the world's diverse faith communities through interfaith dialogue, education, research and dissemination. Its unique programming generates interfaith dialogue at the highest levels, bringing together world religious leaders and renowned scholars the world over, through research projects, public conferences and community-based initiatives.

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Interfaith Youth Core
Description: Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) builds mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others.

International Association for Religious Freedom
Description: The International Association for Religious Freedom is a registered charity based in the United Kingdom which has the aim of working for freedom of religion and belief at a global level.

International Council of Christians and Jews (Also see ICCJ Resource Website.)
Description: The ICCJ serves as the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organisations world-wide.

International Interfaith Centre 
International Interfaith Organisations Network 
Interfaith Information Online

Description: The International Interfaith Centre promotes interreligious understanding and co-operation between different faith communities and organisations of religious or spiritual conviction.

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National Council of Churches USA
Description: Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCCCUSA pursues its interfaith work through the Interfaith Relations Commission.

Description: The main focus of NAIN is to support the growth of interfaith understanding by supporting the work of member interfaith councils, projects and organisations in North America. NAIN chooses the term "network" to describe its work rather than institution, organisation or association.

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Pluralism Project at Harvard University
Description: Through an expanding network of affiliates, we document the contours of our multi-religious society, explore new forms of interfaith engagement, and study the impact of religious diversity in civic life.

Presence & Engagement, Church of England
Description: The website is intended to encourage and support the mission and ministry of parishes and other Anglican communities in multi religious contexts.

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St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
Description: Purpose is to inspire and equip people to pursue reconciliation and peace-making in their own communities and lives.

St. Philip's Centre
Description: Our objectives are to deliver training to Christians, lay and ordained, to enable them to live confidently in a multi-faith society and engage, within their various contexts, in dialogue and mission; and to deliver training and consultancy to public and private sector organisations, and to those of other faiths, to enable them to develop faith awareness and to understand the role of faiths in society.

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United Religions Initiative
Description: The United Religions Initiative (URI) was chartered in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation and to ending religiously motivated violence.

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World Congress of Faiths
Description: The World Congress of Faiths believes that understanding between people of different religions is important for good community relations, for moral and spiritual renewal and for world peace.

World Council of Churches
Description: The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

World Council of Religious Leaders
Description: The World Council of Religious Leaders is a direct outcome of The Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders that opened at The United Nations in 2000, an independent body, works to bring religious resources to support the work of the United Nations, Governements and International Bodies in our common quest for peace. WCORL is not an official part of the United Nations, nor does it have any status with the United Nations. It is committed to Building an Integrated Framework for Peace.

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Multifaith Chaplaincy & Interfaith Dialogue

USQ Multifaith Services Centre

Contact: William Conwell

Address: University of Southern Queensland, West Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

Phone: 07 4631 1678

Fax: 07 4631 1674

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Description: The Multifaith Services Centre provides a place for all students and staff of USQ from all cultures and all faiths to worship, reflect, learn and meditate.  The Centre promotes unity in humanity through diversity in faith and culture.

 

Curtin University Multi-Faith Services

Contact: Dr Sven Ostring, Multi-Faith Officer

Address: Multi-faith Services, University Councelling Services,

Bld 109, Bentley Campus, Curtin University of Technology, Kent Street, Bentley, WA, 6102

Phone: 08 9266 2900

Fax: 08 9266 3052

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Description: The Mult-Faith Services provide spiritual support to students and staff at Curtin University. These services are coordinated by the Multi-Faith Officer and provided by a team of visiting chaplains from world religions, including Anglican, Baha'i, Baptist, Buddhist, Pentecostal, Hindu, Islamic, Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist. The services include regular prayer and worship opportunities and religious advocacy.

 

University of Sydney - Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Contact: Anthony Taylor, Chaplains Coordinator

Address: Bld D11, Grose Farm Lane, Camperdown Campus, Sydney University, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 02 9351 8442

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Flinders University - "Oasis: faith, spirit, community"

Contact: Maureen Howland, Executive Secretary

Address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia, 5001

Phone: 08 8201 3530 

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Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/oasis/

Description: A first point of contact for staff and students with religious or spiritual needs; Providing pastoral care at a person's point of need; A network of contacts for referral and complimentary support for students and staff; Assisting the campus community at times of celebration, mourning and transition; Contributing to opportunities for personal and community spiritual enrichment; Promoting understanding of diverse religious paths and respect for those of other religious traditions; Ministering to students and staff of the chaplain's own faith, as well as providing support, regardless of faith; Supporting those who are working for social justice, giving priority to the marginalised or disadvantaged.

Contact

PO Box A2266
Sydney South
NSW 1235

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Phone: 02 8267 4482
Fax:     02 8267 4222

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