On 4 September 2019 a joint group of around 46 people from the Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network and the Melton Interfaith Network visited two significant sites in the northern suburbs.
First we visited the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury. We first enjoyed coffee at the local café and then were taken on one and half hour guided tour by Omar who is one of the Islamic Museum of Australia expert volunteers. Omar kindly showed us around exhibition that focused on religious philosophy, art, science, architecture and history of Islam in Australia.
Next we moved to Gurudwara Sahib in Cragieburn. This is the center of the local Sikh community, spreading the values of sikhism and fulfilling the religious needs of the community. The temple volunteer first performed devotional and communal singing in Sikhism is called Kirtan. Then were introduced to the key points in the history of Sikhism and what it means to be a Sikh. After that we enjoyed traditional Langar which is is the term used in Sikhism for the community kitchen in a Gurdwara where a free meal is served to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity.
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