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Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Time: 3.30-5.30pm
Location: Jagera Arts Centre, 121 Cordelia St, South Brisbane.

The first public meeting of the Interfaith Church of Australia will be held in the Main Hall of ‘Jagera Arts Centre’ 121 Cordelia St, South Brisbane. All welcome.

This is 800m by foot from the South Brisbane Railway Station and next door to Brisbane State High School with ample public transport options available. Limited parking is available on site (see note below).

This meeting will discuss the Church’s concept of Interfaith and where members and the community perceive the Church should go to have the greatest support and impact in SEQld.

We will work our way through how the Church came into creation and how it currently views Interfaith. During this period a revision of how we approach this subject and how we present and interact with the community is open to discussion.

Rev. Peter Brabyn will discuss his views on Interfaith as a possible religious choice and how he sees the deities of all religions as being dressed in the cultural clothing of each faith, but essentially the same at the core. The catchphrase ‘All Gods are One God’ and the ‘Diamond Logo’ come from this philosophy.

Following will be an open discussion on Interfaith and the future role of the Church.

At this stage, we have no greater format than this. If you feel something should be added, modified or otherwise changed, feel free to contact us.

If this event looks like it will run beyond the two hour hall booking we will relocate to the grounds or to Musgrave Park around 5.30pm.

Light refreshments will be available. All proceeds will go to the Church.

Here’s some more information:-

 

Possible Parking Issues

The Greek Festival is being held in Musgrave Park West End on the weekend of 19 & 20th May, we have been advised that this will cause traffic problems around this area.

One Response to “A discussion on Interfaith – New directions for the Interfaith Church of Australia”

  1. admin

    Hi All,

    Just a quick update on the last event.

    There were only about a dozen of us there, a couple of which are already at or near to ministry level and have run spiritual groups before.

    All were very interested and put into the discussion. Unfortunately there were very few ideas that haven’t already hit the table and are awaiting certain things to occur before going into action. Things like a training arm (our Interfaith College already exists online and is awaiting and people to write course material), a library (which needs land/building), ministers training (which needs the college), more meetings (which needs a larger congregation & a little funding), fundraising (needs a small amount of money prior to applying to Fair Trading in Qld) and inviting other religious groups/leaders to our meetings (also waiting on our numbers to rise).

    Though it may seem we discussed a lot, there was not much that hadn’t been thought of before, most of which already has plans in place. Many advances are simply awaiting growth to a point where it justifies the work needed, or for a little funding so that the church can start paying its own way. I am thinking I will update the front page of the Church website to reflect this.

    All in all, I wasn’t unhappy with the turnout but it was less than I had hoped for. As expected, some who indicated they were coming, didn’t turn up, which I feel is quite normal for any group. The worst thing, so far as my expectations went, was that there was no one there I wasn’t expecting. The signage out the front didn’t draw anyone in despite the constant foot traffic, nor did the internet exposure. I can only hope they’ll go home and look us up on the net, and possibly turn up next time.

    Yours in Faith,

    Peter

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