Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney NSW

The Purpose

The conference will explore the settings, approaches, methods and experiences that will guide our country to foster greater social cohesion and inclusion into the future. Here those who are deeply thinking about the progress of our country are encouraged to come together to deliberate, share ideas and reflect on action

Presenters who are at the forefront of thinking and experience will share insights from which all can benefit to shape further action and refine current endeavours. Ample time has been allocated to enable interaction between the audience and presenters during Q&A.

All those attending the conference will be encouraged to actively participate and offer their contributions during intimate roundtable discussions as part of the program.

"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens."

"Ye are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch, the flowers of one garden."

Baha'i Writings

The Program

Meet the Presenters


Hugh Mackay AO - Social Researcher and Author

Anthea Hancocks - CEO, Scanlon Foundation


Speakers and Panelists Include

Dr. Brian Adams - Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University

Prof Asmi Wood - Interim Director, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU

Prof Monica Attard - Professor & Head of Journalism, UTS

Noel Debien - ABC Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Ruha Fifita - Auxiliary Board Member, Baha'i Community Queensland

Dr. Ansuya Naguran - Community Development Evaluation Officer, STARTTS

Dr. Usha Rodrigues - Senior Lecturer in Communication, Deakin University

May Sabet - Co-founder & Director, Twende Theatre

Klaus Veil - Vice President, Neighbourhood Connect

Will Wrathall - 'Big Ideas Forum', Northern Beaches Council


Social Cohesion Art Exhibition

Angie Hiscock

SPECIAL SCREENING at Dendy Cinema, Opera Quays
8 Nov 2019, 6pm-9pm

Baha'i National Office

173 Mona Vale Rd

Ingleside, NSW 2101


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