Kindness & Love In A Time Of Separation

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Join JCMA's virtual event 'Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation' reflecting on faith communities COVID-19 challenges & lessons learned

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'Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation – Perspectives From The Three Abrahamic Faiths'

Join us at the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) in a free on line event on the theme, ' Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation - Perspectives From The Three Abrahamic Faiths'.

We have invited six amazing speakers from the Abrahamic faith communities to participate in two panel discussions reflecting on the effects of COVID-19 on our communities and the challenges and lessons learned. Session one runs from 2.00pm – 3.15pm and session two from 3.30pm - 4.45pm. After each session there will be time for Q & A with a moderator.

Date: Sunday 9 August 2020

Time: 2.00pm – 5.15pm. Entry to Zoom from 1.50 pm

Theme: ‘Kindness & Love in a Time of Separation’

Cost: Free

Where: On line using Zoom.


Session 1 - 2.00pm to 3.15pm Grassroots reflection

• Meriem Abida – CEO, Benevolence Australia

• Noreen Lockhardt - Co-responsible, Focolare Movement Oceania

• Mandi Katz, Limmud Oz Organiser

In a moderated panel discussion with grassroot community leaders we will reflect on the many ways in which community is affected by physical separation. What are the range of problems presented during this time of separation? What sort of long-term changes might this have on faith and on faith communities? What sort of provision is there in the different faith traditions that has helped to cope, maintain, and nurture each community.

Session 2 - 3.30pm to 4.45pm Faith Leaders reflections

• Sheik Alaa El Zokm – Heidelberg Mosque

• Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann – ARK Centre

• Rev Julie Hall – Bentleigh Uniting Church

Three religious leaders reflect on how something we all take for granted, coming together in prayer and worship in a physical space, has been impacted by these times of social distancing. Has it created only anxiety and feelings of isolation or have we seen manifestations of love and kindness.


To register on Eventbrite Click here. All those who register will be emailed further details and the Zoom link for the virtual event nearer the time of the event. We ask that all participants review the JCMA Principles of Dialogue by visiting this link prior to the event.

For further information call Ginette on Mobile: 0400 211 221 or email Find us on Facebook at and Twitter

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We look forward to your participation in what promises to be a topical and stimulating event.

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