Everyone Matters – Toowoomba, a Model City of Peace and Harmony

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Sunday – July 1, 2018

‘Making Music’ by Chew Lin Kay,

Masters in Divinity at Harvard Divinity School

Sunday – June 24, 2018

Being inclusive and respectful. How can I be an example?'

by Zahra Aria

Tuesday – June 19, 2018

Closing Summary

by The Revd Canon Richard Tutin,

General Secretary, Queensland Churches Together

Closing Address

by Councillor Geoff McDonald, Chair - Environment and Community

Sunday – June 17, 2018

Part Three: Panel Discussion -

Towards a Culture of A Shared Future – A Youth Initiative

chaired by Sophie Ryan,

Youth Ambassador for the Multi-Faith Multicultural Centre

Tuesday – June 12, 2018

Part Two: Panel Discussion -

Towards a Culture of A Shared Future – A Youth Initiative

chaired by Sophie Ryan,

Youth Ambassador for the Multi-Faith Multicultural Centre

Sunday – June 10, 2018

Towards a Culture of A Shared Future – A Youth Initiative

by Rahila Abdul Hadi, Harristown State High School

‘Part One:

Panel Discussion - Towards a Culture of A Shared Future – A Youth Initiative

chaired by Sophie Ryan, Youth Ambassador for the Multi-Faith Multicultural Centre,

and Undergraduate student at the University of Queensland/National University of Singapore

Tuesday – June 5, 2018

Towards a Culture of A Shared Future – A Youth Initiative

by Mahsa Nabizada, Youth Leader,

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Youth Leaders program/

Yentle Rangiira, St Ursula’s College

Sunday – June 3, 2018

Towards a Culture of A Shared Future – A Youth Initiative

by Zahra Aria, University of Southern Queensland

by Connie Qu, Centenary Heights State High School

Sunday – May 20, 2018

Art of Listening

by Dr Uma Kumar, Trainer, Heartfulness Toowoomba

Sunday – May 13, 2018

Being grateful and not giving up and what it all means to me

by Fatemeh Aria, Year 11 student at Centenary Heights State High School

Tuesday – May 8, 2018

Part Three: Unconference Dialogue on

Serving Humanity Beyond the Boundaries of Faith’,

chaired by Dr Joseph Paul Ozawa,

Clinical Psychologist Asian American Christian Counseling Service, Inc.

Tuesday - May 1, 2018

‘Part One: Unconference Dialogue on

Serving Humanity Beyond the Boundaries of Faith’,

chaired by Dr Joseph Paul Ozawa,

Clinical Psychologist Asian American Christian Counseling Service, Inc.

Sunday – April 15, 2018

‘Commonalities and Differences – A Bridge to Religious and Social Harmony –

A Religious and Cultural Perspective’ Part Three: Questions and Answers

chaired by Nicole Rangiira, Catholic Church Representative

Tuesday – April 10, 2018

‘Commonalities and Differences – A Bridge to Religious and Social Harmony –

A Religious and Cultural Perspective’ Part Two: Questions and Answers

chaired by Nicole Rangiira, Catholic Church Representative

Sunday – April 8, 2018

‘Commonalities and Differences – A Bridge to Religious and Social Harmony –

A Religious and Cultural Perspective’ Part One: Questions and Answers

chaired by Nicole Rangiira, Catholic Church Representative

Tuesday – April 3, 2018

‘Commonalities and Differences –

A Bridge to Religious and Social Harmony

A Religious and Cultural Perspective’

by Sophie Ryan, Youth Ambassador for the Multi-Faith Multicultural Centre,

and Undergraduate student at the University of Queensland/National University of Singapore

Sunday – April 1, 2018

Commonalities and Differences –

A Bridge to Religious and Social Harmony

A Religious and Cultural Perspective’

by Scott McGrath, Deputy-Chair, Goodwill Committee of Toowoomba

Sunday – February 25, 2018

Closing Address at the National Interfaith Conference 2017

by Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister Regional Development, Territories and Local Government.

Sunday – February 4, 2018

Living in a Culturally Diverse Society Without Compromising One’s Faith

by Maryanne Walsh, Principal, Centenary Heights State High School

Sunday – January 14, 2018

An Academic Perspective on The Governing Principles of Ancient China

by Professor Liu Yuli

Tuesday – January 9, 2018

A Political Perspective on The Governing Principles of Ancient China

by H. E. Mrs Mariam Y. Katagum, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

Sunday – December 17, 2017

Creating Safe Spaces for Meaningful Conversation within Multicultural Communities

by Professor Michael Cuthill, Community Capacity Building Advisor to PLLCA

Sunday – December 10, 2017

Part Four:

Strengthening Religious Education and Social Harmony Towards Greater Understanding and Acceptance

by Muhammed Haniff Abdul Razak

Tuesday – December 5, 2017

Part Three:

Strengthening Religious Education and Social Harmony Towards Greater Understanding and Acceptance

by Mark CecDr Dr Arsalan Mozaffari Falarti, and Nicole Rangiira

Sunday – November 26, 2017

Part Two:

Strengthening Religious Education and Social Harmony Towards Greater Understanding and Acceptance

by Mark Creedon, Taisoo Kim Watson, and Meiling Chow

Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Part One:

Strengthening Religious Education and Social Harmony Towards Greater Understanding and Acceptance

by Andre Wielandt, John Agnew, Mark Jocumsen, and Venerable Wu Ping

Sunday – November 12, 2017

Introduction to Heartfulness Meditation

by Dr Uma Kumar, Trainer, Heartfulness Toowoomba

Tuesday – October 17, 2017

The Way to Happiness - A Divine Love Perspective

by Lainee Anderson

Tuesday – October 10, 2017

Happiness - An Academics' Perspective’ by Professor Michael Cuthill,

Social Development and Community Engagement Specialist

Sunday – June 25, 2017

Part Two:

Group Recommendations on ‘Reflections, Views and Recommendations’

facilitated by Members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Tuesday – June 20, 2017

Part One:

Group Recommendations on ‘Reflections, Views and Recommendations’

facilitated by Members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Sunday – June 18, 2017

A Panel Discussion on

‘Religious Influences and Impulses Impacting The Region – The Regional Experience’

chaired by Dr Brian J. Adams, Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue

Tuesday – June 6, 2017

Part Two: ‘A Framework for Peace Building – A Religious Perspective’

by Dr Joseph Paul Ozawa, Clinical Psychologist and

Asian American Christian Counselling Services of Alhambra, California

Sunday – June 4, 2017

Part One: ‘A Framework for Peace Building – A Religious Perspective’

by Dr Joseph Paul Ozawa, Clinical Psychologist

and Asian American Christian Counselling Services of Alhambra, California

Tuesday – May 23, 2017

Group Recommendations on

‘Religion – A Source of Strength in a Challenging World’

facilitated by Members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Sunday – May 21, 2017

A Panel Discussion on

‘Religion – A Source of Strength in a Challenging World’

chaired by Dr Krzysztof Batorowicz

Sunday – May 7, 2017

Part Two: ‘From Ecumenism to Interfaith - Prospect and Challenges’

by Margaret Naylon, Executive Officer,

Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations

Tuesday – May 2, 2017

Part One: ‘From Ecumenism to Interfaith - Prospect and Challenges’

by Margaret Naylon, Executive Officer,

Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations

Tuesday – April 25, 2017

Part Two: Panel Discussion on

‘Basis for Interfaith Dialogue—Prospects and Challenges’

chaired by Gail Paratz, Chair of Queensland Jewish Interfaith

Sunday – April 23, 2017

Part One: Panel Discussion on

‘Basis for Interfaith Dialogue—Prospects and Challenges’

chaired by Gail Paratz, Chair of Queensland Jewish Interfaith

Tuesday – April 18, 2017

‘Basis for Interfaith Dialogue—Prospects and Challenges’

by Dr Brian J. Adams, Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue

Tuesday – March 28, 2017

Basis for Interfaith Dialogue—Prospects and Challenges’

by Professor Ken Udas,

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) & Chief Information Officer

Sunday – March 26, 2017

Part Two: Group Recommendations on

‘Forging a Common Humanity through religious understanding and education’

facilitated by Members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Tuesday – March 21, 2017

Part One: Group Recommendations on

‘Forging a Common Humanity through religious understanding and education’

facilitated by Members of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Sunday – March 19, 2017

A Panel Discussion on

‘Forging a Common Humanity through religious understanding and education’

chaired by The Reverend Dr Jonathan Inkpin, Rector of The Anglican Parish of

St Luke Toowoomba, and Chair of Goodwill Committee of Toowoomba

Sunday – February 26, 2017

Social Diversity, Social Harmony – Reality and Challenges (Part Two)

by Inspector Steve Angus, District Officer,

representing The Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service, Mr Ian Stewart

Tuesday – February 21, 2017

Social Diversity, Social Harmony – Reality and Challenges (Part One)

by Inspector Steve Angus, District Officer,

representing The Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service, Mr Ian Stewart

Sunday – February 5, 2017

Opening Address

at the 2nd International Interfaith Conference

by Cr. Geoff McDonald, representing Mayor Cr. Paul Antonio

Welcome Address

at the 2nd International Interfaith Conference by Venerable Wu Shin,

Executive Vice-President of Pure Land Learning College Association Inc.

Sunday – January 22, 2017

‘Part Two: Promoting Sinology and its Values in the Modern Society

by Tsai Li Hsu, Researcher, Hong Kong Institute of Sinology

Tuesday – January 17, 2017

‘Part One: Promoting Sinology and its Values in the Modern Society

by Tsai Li Hsu, Researcher, Hong Kong Institute of Sinology

Tuesday – January 10, 2017

‘Forging a Common Humanity through religious engagement and education’

by Dr Jeremy Smith, Dean for the Faculty of Humanities

and Performing Arts, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus

Tuesday – January 3, 2017

‘Forging a Common Humanity through religious engagement and education’

by Lama Neljorpa Arnaud Guétcheu, Kagyu lineage, France

Sunday – January 1, 2017

‘Forging a Common Humanity through religious engagement and education’

by Dr Paula Kasparian, Honorary Committee of the Peacemaker, France

Sunday – December 18, 2016

‘Religious Influences and Impulses Impacting Society’

by Dr Hoon Chang Yau, Associate Professor,

Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Tuesday – December 13, 2016

‘Religious Influences and Impulses Impacting Society’

by Mic Cheng Tak Lai, Guest Lecturer, The Education University of Hong Kong

Sunday – November 13, 2016

Religious Diversity, Acceptance, and Engagement – The Challenges

H. E. Mr Oumar Keita, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Mali

Mr Satybaldy Burshakov, Deputy Permanent Delegate of Kazakhstan to UNESCO

Tuesday – November 8, 2016

Religious Diversity, Acceptance, and Engagement – The Challenges

By H. E. Mr Meshal Hayat, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Kuwait,

President of the Group V(b) – Arab States

H. E. Mr Marco Tulio Chicas Sosa, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Guatemala,

President of the Group III - GRULAC

Tuesday – October 25, 2016

‘Building Bonds of Humanity – A Faith Contribution’

by Mr Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, Counselor for Religious Affairs,

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sunday – October 23, 2016

‘A Framework for Peace Building – A Religious Perspective’

by Mr Ny Toky Andriamanjato, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.,

Deputy Permanent Delegate, Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Madagascar to UNESCO

Tuesday – October 4, 2016

‘The Gift of Faith’ by Tim Knox, Regional Coordinator,

Aboriginal Program at Queensland Murray Darling Committee

Tuesday - April 26, 2016

‘The value of Education’ by Gemma Thorpe,

Deputy Principal, Darling Heights State School

Sunday - March 13, 2016

‘What my mum and dad means to me?’ by Hussein Shahab Alabdally

‘Honesty’ by Yong Hui Tao

Sunday - February 21, 2016

‘Safe Community – A Citizen and Police Partnership’

by Inspector Mike Curtin, Queensland Police Service

‘Building Adaptive Capacity within the Community’

by Professor Ken Udas, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) &

Chief Information Officer, University of Southern Queensland

‘Leadership – From Dialogue to Action’

by Sophie Ryan, undergraduate student at the University of Queensland

studying a dual Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws program and

concurrent Diploma in Languages, majoring in Peace and Conflict

Sunday - February 7, 2016

‘Keeping Pace with Changes’ by Cr. Paul Antonio, Mayor of Toowoomba

‘Toowoomba’s Future: A Resilient and Inclusive Community?’ by Professor Michael Cuthill

Sunday - November 8, 2015

Patience

Panel members – Avril Baynes, Ron Towson, and Taisoo Kim Watson

Avril Baynes, semi-retired academic

Ron Towson, Volunteer of friends of the library association

Taisoo Kim Watson, Member of Quaker faith

Sunday - July 26, 2015

Custodian of the Environment

Custodian of the Environment from the Aboriginal Perspective by Tim Knox

Custodian of the Environment from the Buddhist Perspective by Venerable Wu Chin

Sunday - May 31, 2015

Filial Piety

Filial Piety from the Australian culture by Debbie Ryan

Filial Piety from the Lebanese culture by Tony Wigan

Sunday - April 26, 2015

Introduction to Christianity – An Anglican Perspective by Reverend Penny Jones

Introduction to Humanism by Dr Frank Hepple

Introduction to Aboriginal Spirituality by Kim Walmsley