Interfaith Harmony Week offers a wonderful platform for bringing people together to celebrate the diversity of faiths that make up our community. In celebrating Interfaith Harmony Week this year, Al Siraat together with Whittlesea and Darebin councils, the Whittlesea and Darebin Interfaith Networks, United Religions Initiative, Beacon of Hope and several others organisations worked in collaboration to host the inspiring event titled "Power of Love – Paying it Forward".
Several enlightening speeches were made by key speakers, including our very own Mufti Aasim who gave a powerful speech about using interfaith dialogue platforms to address issues facing our communities collaboratively. Newly arrived from Canada, he explained how his experiences in interfaith dialogue have been used to “create awareness, address issues, and become a platform for change, advocacy, justice and education.” Mufti Aasim explained that he is passionate about using education as a means of clearing up the air, resolving our differences and working together for the betterment of our communities.
Please click here to view photos of the event. Photos courtesy of Mr Mohammed Yassin.
This year for World Interfaith Harmony week, let us recognise the need to build greater social cohesion, strengthen our community ties and approach those with a different view to our own with kindness and compassion. May Allah bless all those who are actively contributing to the betterment of our highly diverse communities.