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Who and Where Are We in a Changing World? Faith leaders speak on Creation S...

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Celebrating the 2018 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Looking up to the stars readily turns the mind to think about the origin of existence.

Virtually all religions have Origin Stories that, while differing importantly from each other, agree that the existence of the universe as a whole and of our individual lives is due to a creative divine will, rather than a lucky accident. Scientists can explain the meaning of the universe in scientific terms but can't tell us the meaning of our lives. Indigenous, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith leaders will speak about Creation Stories in their traditions, from the literal, moral, symbolic and spiritual levels of understanding and explain how these Origin Stories give meaning to life. The audience will be invited to ask questions and particpate in various activities.

Our speakers: Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy, AO, Wurundjeri Senior Woman; Swami Sunishthananda, Vedanta Society Melbourne; Venerable Michael Yeshe, Tara Society; Rabbi Jonathan Keren Black, Leo Baeck Centre; Fr Daniel Gai, Holy Apostles Anglican Church, Sunshine; Imam Fadil Fachni, Lysterfield Mosque; Jasbir Suropada Singh, Sikh Interfaith Council Victoria. Moderator: Dr Nicholas Coleman, Deputy-Director, The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne.

People who are interested in cross cultural understandings of Creation, the Universe and Cosmology will find connections between their individual experiences, their cultural traditions and discoveries in cosmology.

Following the seminar the audience will be invited to walk the sacred path of the Labyrinth, with glorious Celtic Harp music performed by Cath Connelly.




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