Very Reverend Dr. Peter Catt Reuban Keehan Venerable Chueh Shan Associate Professor Afshin Akhtarkhavari
This public symposium seeks to facilitate discussions on the role of institutions and various actors in contributing to a multicultural society.
In particular, it will look at the strategic approaches employed by places of worship, government, business, schools, universities, sporting activities and art and culture, to promote multiculturalism, religious tolerance, and inclusion.
Consisting of three panel discussion groups, chaired by Robert Kingham, the symposium will canvas important questions regarding what methods work, what are the challenges, what is potentially transferable to other country contexts and what is relevant for promoting a multicultural, pluralistic Islamic education environment in Indonesia.
The symposium is part of an Australian Government-funded Short Course Award, “Islamic Education to Promote Multiculturalism”, developed in association with Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Clem Campbell, President United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) QLD
Very Reverend Dr. Peter Catt, Dean of Anglican Cathedral
Reuban Keehan, Curator, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Venerable Chueh Shan, Abbess of Chung Tian Temple
Associate Professor Afshin Akhtarkhavari, Griffith University
Additional panellists to be announced…
Date: Monday 30th May 2016
Venue: Multi-Faith Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Registration from 8:15am; 3:30pm – 5:00pm Networking reception
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