Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pillars of Peace -The Abraham Conference 2018

A highlight of August 208 was attending the Pillars of Peace -The Abraham Conference 2018. 

A full report of the conference is available here.  My images capture some key  moments in my learning and connection on the path of interfaith collaboration.

The Abraham Conference is planned, organised and co-hosted representatives of Affinity Intercultural Foundation, the Australian Egyptian Forum Council, the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Uniting Church in Australia: Synod of NSW & ACT.

With Bishop Vincent Long of Parramatta

With Peter Gates
It was an honour  to meet Most Rev Vincent Long, . Vincent is a bishop who keeps his word: As your bishop, I wish to reiterate the commitment I made at my installation: “I am committed to make the church in Parramatta the house for all peoples, a church where there is less an experience of exclusion but more an encounter of radical love, inclusiveness and solidarity.” As a community of disciples, we seek to accommodate, accompany and care for one another irrespective of sexual orientation, marital status and situation.

Peter Gates is a long time associate and inspirational faith leader.

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