Public forum: Countering terrorism in our community:
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
A brief summary of recent activities is
at this link.
minutes of earlier Knox
Inter-faith Network meetings
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