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. 

NSW & ACT

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

Address: TBC
Phone: TBC
Email: TBC

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
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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

PO Box A2266
Sydney South
NSW 1235

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Phone: 02 8267 4482
Fax:     02 8267 4222

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