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“Gay people exist and you can’t change us”: Michael Kirby delivers stirring speech on LGBTQIA rights

On Thursday, 16 August, Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special Lunchtime Lecture with two highly distinguished Australian law figures: former Justice of the High Court, Hon Michael Kirby AC and the University of Sydney’s Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum. In a conversation titled Interpersonal Relationships and Human Rights, the pair discussed the issues that are faced […]

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The Abraham Conference 2018: Pillars of Peace

The 2018 Abraham Conference was held at Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus on Sunday 5 August. The theme was “Pillars of Peace: Jews, Christians and Muslims Working Together”. Rev Dr Patrick McInerney welcomed all present using the traditional religious greeting of Judaism, Christianity and Islam—“Peace be with you”—in Hebrew, Latin and Arabic. Shirley Gilbert, a lecturer in […]

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Visiting academic offers optimistic view of modern Indian identity politics

On Wednesday, 25 July Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special lunchtime conversation with Professor Anwar Alam, a visiting Senior Fellow from Policy Perspectives Foundation in New Delhi, India. In a conversation facilitated by Professor Devleena Ghosh from the University of Technology Sydney, Professor Alam shared his optimistic outlook on the way identity politics has evolved […]

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“Your story is the Australian story”: Affinity celebrates its 10th Friendship & Dialogue Iftar at historic NSW Parliament House

On Tuesday 29 May more than 300 guests gathered at NSW Parliament House to break bread in the spirit of harmony and diversity at Affinity Intercultural Foundation’s tenth annual Friendship and Dialogue Iftar dinner. The gathering saw guests from diverse backgrounds in attendance, including members of Parliament, police, religious, community and education leaders, business people, […]