On Sunday 15 April 2018 the Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) will take part in the second annual Victorian Mosque Open Day. A bus of up to 45 participants will visit the Australian Islamic Centre of Newport.
The Newport Mosque is “perhaps the first truly contemporary Australian mosque … is an architectural and social marker of a new perception of Islam in Australia (see more at NGV). This visit will include guided tour lead by the mosque architect, the renowned Australian architect Glenn Murcutt.
The Mosque Open Day is state-wide annual event, run by Islamic Council of Victoria’s (ICV) is supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and Victorian Government (Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion). You can find out more here
Bus will pick up registered participants at 10:30am in front of VISY Cares Hub, Sunshine, and at 10:40am in next to Footscray Town Hall. Bus returns to both locations by 1:30pm. The tour includes BBQ lunch provided at the Newport Mosque.
This is a free event. Register to attend now !!!
Those with their own transport can meet the BMIN group at the mosque at 11:00am.
Harmony dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 Hosted by My Community Voice convened by MiCare.
My Community Voice is a network of representatives from new and emerging communities. My Community Voice members work together representiing the needs of their communities by offering each other support and identifying opportunities for collaboration.
The Network has been devised by newly arrived communities who have settled in the Western region of Melbourne to promote community participation, share strengths, learn new skills and information, work collaboratively and provide advice to local organisations and government to improve outcomes for the community.
On the 6th February 2018, the My Community Voice network will host a dinner celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week.
At the dinner, members of the My Community Voice and Brimbank and Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) will explore ideas contributing to community harmony such as dialogue, mutual understanding, partnership and collaboration.
25 December 2017
Much thanks to our faithful team of volunteers who made this year's Sunshine Salvos Community Christmas Lunch such a wonderful event! With around 100 adults and children enjoying fine food, finer company and toys for all the kids we had a great afternoon.
Today we were supported by our Quang Minh Buddhist friends, our Uniting Church, Lutheran and Latter-Day Saints friends and also our friends from the Sikh Community. We might come from different faith traditions but we all stand equally side-by-side serving our local Sunshine-Brimbank community. May this Christmas be a time of peace and harmony between all people of all faiths.
Colin Reynolds (Lieutenant)
Sunshine Corps | Central Victoria Division
The Salvation Army | Australia Southern Territory
42 Devonshire Road Sunshine 3020|PO Box 316, Sunshine VIC 3020
On Saturday, 11 November 2017, the Brimbank and Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) visited Bendigo, Victoria. A group of 25 people visited Bendigo for a guided tour of the Sacred Heart Cathedral (Sandhurst Diocese) in Bendigo. After morning tea and lunch provided by the Cathedral volunteers, the group moved to Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and took part of guided tours around the grounds of the Atisha Buddhist Centre Bendigo and the Stupa itself. Enjoy the highlights from the visit.
On Tuesday the 15 of August, Maribyrnong Youth Services, in partnership with the the Brmbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network organised a multi-faith dinner for young people in Maribyrnong.
The event brought 58 young people together to discuss what it like is for a young person to believe in a faith in 2017. Throughout the night, Maribyrnong Youth Services alongside the Maribyrnong Youth advisory Committee (MYAC), customized activities like bingo and trivia to explore topics with other young people, using interactive games and discussions about the value of believing in a faith. The event focused on allowing the young people to share similarities between their religious and spiritual beliefs and hear from a keynote speaker Nivy Balachandran, Coordinator at United Religious Initiative and delegate at the 2016 Paris Climate Change Conference speaker.
Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) - Articles of Faith: Collection of Interfaith Stories
Thank you for coming to the Brimbank Welcome Dinner on Friday night. It was an incredibly special night and one that we won't forget any time soon! Thank you for bringing a plate of food to share and for your energy, enthusiasm and big smiles. For those who couldn't make it, we hope you enjoy reading about it and can attend future events.
The dinner was made possible through the generosity of Brimbank City Council and the St Albans Community Centre (STACC), together with partners Brimbank-Maribyrnong Interfaith Network (BMIN) and New Hope Foundation / MiCare. Thank you to all the efforts of the council and STACC staff (in particular Nantiya Balm and Jo Trevathan) and Welcome Dinner Project volunteers.
Thank you also to Uncle Ron Jones, Mayor John Hedditch, Councillors Virginia Tachos and Duyen Anh Pham who spoke, as well as many other councillors for joining us!
BMIN Launched our first video the video 'Articles of Faith'
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Photos from the event will be available soon. Please comment on the album and let us know your experience! You can also like the Welcome Dinner Project Victoria FB page to stay in touch with us.
On Saturday, 20 May 2017 the Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network visited Bendigo as a part of spiritual exchange program with Bendigo Interfaith Council. A group of around 35 people visited The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and took part of guided tours around the grounds of the Atisha Centre and the Stupa itself. After lunch the group moved to Bendigo for a guided tour of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo. Enjoy the highlights from the visit.
Jane, Maureen and Kawalpreet were some of the participants at the recent visit to the Vaisakhi (Celebration of Birth of Khalsa) Festival at Federation Square. It was informative, celebratory, providing colour, music and food to all who attended. "We especially enjoyed the opportunity along with many others to wear a traditional turban"
The Buddhist Council of Victoria (BCV) celebrated 20 years of incorporation on 25 March 2017 at Quang Minh Buddhist Temple in Braybrook.
It was a great day opened with Acknowledgement of Country by local Aboriginal Elder Francine Ngardarb Riches followed by speech by speech by Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Catherine Cumming. The President of the BCV Ajahn Boonsom spoke followed by the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Minister Hon Robin Scott and shadow minister Inga Peulich.
The BMIN was represented by committee members Colin Reynolds, Nayran Tabiei, and Cecil Schmalkuche attended our information table. We had a chance to meet members of many Buddhist temples as well as representatives from the Islamic Council of Victoria.
One Sunday 12 March 2017 over 30 people from across Melbourne have joined us in visiting the Yen Ming Tang Buddhist Meditation Centre in Albion. We were able to witness Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Birthday and enjoy lunch including a birthday cake at the centre. Following this visit we visited the St George Serbian Orthodox Church in St Albans. Rev. Borislav Petrovic gave an introduction to the church and answered many questions from the guests. After visiting the Church we were invited to the community hall where a Serbian traditional dancers performed a dance for us.
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