ABOUT THE EVENT: Interfaith teaching can be facilitated by faith and non-faith engagement to address issues such as the contributions to peacemaking made by dialogue between representatives of different religions. Panel speakers will show how different faiths can maintain their sense of identity yet simultaneously confront contemporary controversies, such as struggles for equality and for […]
Event description We are pleased to announce that the Abraham Conference this year will be a free live stream event on Zoom from 2.30-4pm AEDT on Sunday, 10 October. The Abraham Conference brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims to discuss contemporary issues of concern to the three religions. The theme of this year’s Abraham Conference is ‘Women Leaders in the Abrahamic Traditions: Role Models for Our Time’. Jewish, Christian and Muslim speakers will help conference attendees recover some of the […]
At Affinity, our mission is to create and sustain enduring relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, by organising public events, talks and lecture series that bring groups of different people together.
On 15 March 2020 the Australian National Maritime Museum hosted a small, private event to mark the first anniversary of the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 51 people at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre. Exectuive Director Mr Ahmet Polat attended this event on behalf of Affinity. Click here to view the […]
A discussion entitled “Why now is the right time to talk about climate change?”, led by A/Prof Clive Pearson with the main speaker, Hon Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment was organised on Wednesday 11 March 2020 by Affinity Intercultural Foundation at their Sydney city offices. The formal program started after lunch […]
Affinity hosted a lunchtime forum at their Sydney city offices, as part of its lecture series, on Thursday 27 February with a conversation titled “Asia caught between America and China: Maintaining peace and prosperity.” The keynote speaker at the event was Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, Washington DC specialising in foreign policy […]
Professor Bob Carr presented an Australian view of the world including its relationship with US and China on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at the Sydney offices of Affinity during a couch conversation with the former diplomat, Richard Broinowski AO. The former Premier of NSW and also a former Foreign Minister of Australia, Bob Carr is […]
While Sydney was surrounded by bushfires and smoke, “Faithful Responses to Climate Emergency: Acting In Hope” was the topic addressed by CSU A/Prof Mehmet Ozalp and Ms Thea Ormerod from ARRCC on Thursday 14 November at Affinity Offices in the city. Affinity hosted yet another lecture series on Climate Emergency with Associate Prof Mehmet Ozalp, […]
MEDIA RELEASE Affinity Intercultural Foundation Strongly Condemns the Terrorist Attack on Mosques in Christchurch The violent attack on our Muslim brothers and sisters as they gathered for Friday prayer in Christchurch New Zealand is a tragedy that has resonated across the world. Our community at the Affinity Intercultural Foundation extends its deepest and most heartfelt […]
On Tuesday, 5 March Affinity continued its Lunchtime Law Panel series with two law deans, Professor George Williams of the University of New South Wales and Professor Colin Picker of the University of Wollongong. Professor Sev Ozdowski, Director of Equity & Diversity at Western Sydney University, Chairman of the Australian Multicultural Council and Affinity advisory […]
On Wednesday, 27 February, Affinity Intercultural Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Kareem El -Ansary, 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations for the first A+ Youth Lecture of 2019. The event was facilitated by Network 10’s, Catalina Florez. Every year, the UN Youth representative embarks on a 7-month listening tour within Australia. They […]
On Monday, 22 October, Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special lecture with the CEO of AFL NSW/ACT, Sam Graham, who discussed the important role AFL plays in creating a sense of belonging and community in Australia – one of the most multicultural, multi-faith countries in the world. In a conversation Facilitated by former ABC Radio […]
On Friday, 19 October, Affinity Intercultural Foundation’s Morning Conversation with Richard Di Natale drew a full house, who came to listen to the Australian Greens Leader discuss the challenges of politicising multicultural Australia and how to overcome them. In a conversation facilitated by Network Ten’s Political Reporter, Catalina Florez, the Senator discussed issues including the […]
October 23, 2018
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Due to the tragic times we are facing globally due to the impact of COVID-19 Affinity decided to continue with their programs through an online platform. The first of these programs began in Ramadan a month ago, in which they arranged 27 daily episodes of Ramadan Conversations with facilitator Former ABC Veteran Broadcaster John […]