Program

Session 1: Oneness, Inclusion & Diversity (Opening & Keynote Address)

Tuesday 12th October (10 am - 11 am)

Formal Opening & Welcome to Country: 

  • Representative of the Australian Baha'i Community

  • Yvonne Weldon - Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

Introductory Address:

  • Honourable Natalie Peta Ward MLC - NSW Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans

Keynote Address:

  • Pastor Ray Minniecon - Pastor, St. John’s Anglican Church & CEO, Bunji Consultancies

In conversation: 

  • Pastor Ray Minniecon - Pastor, St. John’s Anglican Church & CEO, Bunji Consultancies

  • Penny Taylor PhD - Race Relations Researcher, University of Tasmania

Format: 

  • Keynote Address & conversation with Penny Taylor, followed by an audience Q&A

Session 2: Creating Spaces for Constructive and Unifying Dialogue (Panel Discussion)

Tuesday 12th October (11 am - 11:45 am)

Panellists:

  • Joseph La Posta - CEO, Multicultural NSW - Religious Communities Forum

  • Dr. Maria Koleth & Rosalie Atie - Policy Officers, Australian Human Rights Commission, Race Discrimination Team

  • Ryan Epondulan - Youth and Networking Coordinator, Youth PoWR - Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations,

  • Mateen Navidi - Project Coordinator, Fred Murray Community Centre

Moderator: 

  • Ida Walker - Director of Public Discourse, Australian Baha'i Community

Format: 

  • A panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A

Session 3: Sharing Insights and Experiences (Workshop & Closing)

Tuesday 12th October (11:45 am - 1:00 pm)

Facilitator:

 

  • Representative of the Australian Baha'i Community

Format: 

  • Small group discussions followed by a plenary session.