Author Archives: Affinity Intercultural Foundation

19 Jul

Australia’s Immigration Future – Reasons to be Optimistic

Australia has a well-earned reputation as arguably the most successful multiethnic society in the world today. There are many reasons why we can be confident that this will continue into the future, but we cannot take it for granted. Our ...

18 Jul

Affinity Friendship & Dialogue Iftar Dinner 2013

This year, Affinity hosted its 13th annual Friendship and Dialogue Iftar Dinner with parliamentarian co-hosts The Hon Victor Dominello MP and Mr Guy Zangari MP (representing regular co-host The Hon Paul Lynch MP). Held at the NSW Parliament House, the Iftar ...

12 Jul

Diversity and Dialogue Iftar Dinner

Affinity and Charles Sturt University (CSU) teamed up this year to organise Port Macquarie’s first-ever “Diversity & Dialogue Iftar Dinner” for members of the local community. The inaugural program hosted more than 70 guests including politicians, public servants, academics, media ...

11 Jul

International Security and Religious Peacemaking: The Example of Fethullah Gulen

Religion has usually been understood within international security studies as a largely problematic and destabilising force. Debates around the so-called ‘clash’ of civilisations, and dangers of Islamist radicalism have obscured the many of the positive and beneficial roles that religious ...

27 Jun

Affinity Youth Panel Media Release

“What are the elements that make Australia home for a myriad of cultures and the challenges that still exist on the path to their truly peaceful coexistence?” This will essentially be the focus of Affinity’s youth panel this Sunday the ...