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 Upcoming Network Events and Activities

KIN visit to the Islamic Museum
Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Knox Inter-faith Network (KIN) and its Members are pleased to invite you to join us on a visit to the Islamic Museum of Australia, located in Thornbury, Melbourne, Victoria. 

We will be gathering at 9am for a 9:15am departure from the place of worship of one of our KIN Members, the Temple Society of Australia, at 51 Elizabeth St, Bayswater.  All visitors are invited to join us in the Temple Society's bus for a free ride to and from the Museum. 

We expect to arrive at the Museum at about 10am, register and then receive a guided tour.  This will be followed by lunch at the Museum's cafe, after which we will return in the bus to Bayswater.  We anticipate arriving back between 2pm and 2:30pm.

Entry to the museum and lunch at the cafe will be self-funded, but transport in the Temple Society's bus is free.  Museum entry (current as of 9 June) is $12 for adults, $10 for student/concession and $8 for children 6 years and older.  Children 5 years and younger are free.

All are welcome to join, subject to the capacity of the bus!  But please register beforehand so we can advise the Museum of the number of visitors.

Please register attendance at: Islamic Museum Tour


Next Network Meeting on: Monday, 3 August - Normal Meeting to explore a Knox spirituality festival

The next Knox Inter-faith Network Meeting
will be held at 7:00pm on Monday 3 August 2015.
It will probably be at Knox Council - but check back here.


Other 2015 Knox Inter-faith Network Meetings:

  • 5 October - Topic TBD
  • November - Joint meeting with Knox Multicultural Advisory Committee

    All meetings @ the Knox Council Civic Centre @ 7:00pm
    except where noted

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Knox Inter-faith Network Member Activities:

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When: Let us know!

Where: Let us know!



Contact the Secretary, Peter Evans, on secretary.kin@knoxinterfaith.org.au
if you want any event to be advertised here!!

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Other Upcoming Events of Interest


Ramadan 2015

18 June - 16 July 2015

We are currently in the period of Ramadan, observed by members of the Muslim community.

If you want to know more about Ramadan, download this Q&A brochure
prepared by the Islamic Council of Victoria.




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Major Prior Network Events and Activities


Public forum: Countering terrorism in our community:
                         Implications and issues for religious and cultural communities in Knox

The keynote speaker was Detective Sergeant Tony Demarte, from Victoria Police's Security Intelligence Group. 30 people from faith communities in the Network attended, along with Cr David Cooper (Mayor of Knox), Cr Monique Davey, Senior Sergeant John Hess (Knox Police Commander) and Sergeant Wayne McDonald (Knox Police).  An energetic presentation was followed by an animated question and answer session.  Attendees learnt about the breadth of counter-terrorism activities and the means by which Victoria Police carry out these challenging responsibilities. 

Thanks to Victoria Police for their help in setting this up!!

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Knox Festival 2011

The Knox Inter-faith Network was present at the 2011 Knox Festival at Wally Tew Recreation Reserve in Ferntree Gully.

We spent time talking with adult visitors interested in the Network and what we do, while children enjoyed creative activities: drawing, colouring in pictures or making origami peace cranes.


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22 April 2012:

An overview of the Golden Rule and an
exploration of the role of faith in the
Palestine-Israel peace process

At a session facilitated by Professor Joe Camilleri, Dr Stewart Sharlow presented on the Golden Rule.  This was followed by presentations from several faith perspectives: Rabbi Dr John Levi (Jewish perspective), Mr Mehmet Ozalp (Muslim perspective) and Dr Sr Mary Reaburn (Christian perspective). 

The speakers are shown below.

The presentations were followed by an animated but all too short discussion forum, with questions and answers from the 60 attendees.

Please find here a brief summary of the event by the Knox Inter-faith Network Treasurer and Secretary.

The Knox Inter-faith Network acknowledges the funding support for the event by the Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.

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Images of Many Communities in One -
10th Anniversary Photographic Event

In recognition of our tenth anniversary, the Knox Inter-faith Network’s photographic exhibition entitled Images of many communities in one toured the Knox area during a one year period in 2013-14.






We are fortunate in our diversity. Having a community made up of so many cultures also brings to it many faiths. The selection of photographs conveyed the many facets of their faith traditions, the reverence, symbolism, rituals and, most importantly, the similarities.


To conclude our State Government funded project, we invited interested community members to join us in reflecting on the purposes and outcomes of this initiative. We also acknowledged the key contributors in shaping the exhibition and making it happen, particularly the Knox Photographic Society.

This display is available in both DVD format and on loan in a digital photo frame.  Please contact the Secretary at secretary.kin@knoxinterfaith.org.au if you wish to borrow either format.


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The Knox Inter-faith Network was a significant supporter of:
Communities Together: A Model for Promoting Harmony and Understanding of Australian Muslims.

This program was run by the Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) in 2003-2004 with funding from the Australian Commonwealth Government under the 2004 Living in Harmony Community Grants Program.

Refer to the report of this program at: www.miceastmelb.com.au/documents/FINALREPORT.pdf  

A brief summary of recent activities is available at this link.

See also minutes of earlier Knox Inter-faith Network meetings

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