ACWAY 2nd International Forum – Brisbane 2016
After a very successful Launch in Rabat of December last year, ACWAY organized and delivered its 2nd International Forum from 29-30th November 2016 in Brisbane Australia, in partnership with Griffith University’s Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue who hosted the event.
The Forum included keynote addresses, project presentations by the ACWAY youth and thematic workshops, as well as site seeing activities. The Forum highlighted key recommendations for interreligious and intercultural working practices and developed a Youth Charter for Peace which was launched on the last day of the Forum.
Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue
The ICD has its roots back to 2002, with the establishment of the Griffith University Multi-Faith Centre. It was opened on the Nathan Campus through generous donations from various individuals and faith communities. It was envisioned as a venue where people from diverse faith, religious and spirituality traditions can deepen their understanding of their own faith and actively participate in interfaith dialogue, education and action. The change in name indicates a renewed commitment to meeting the challenges facing the world today by broadening our engagement to include secular and cultural partners, communities and philosophies.
In this way, the ICD seeks to weave understanding, education, research and advocacy in interfaith and cultural dialogue towards a culture of peace in local, national and global contexts. We join with the efforts of many organisations and millions of people worldwide committed to building a world based on principles of peace, compassion, active non-violence, justice, human rights, intercultural respect, sustainability and spirituality.
The work of the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue (ICD) is to foster respect for one another through deepening our understanding of one another. The more we understand one another’s religious, cultural and philosophical perspectives, values and traditions, the better our ability to work together to strengthen our communities and overcome the challenges facing the world.