Blog Page


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 […]

News  Past Events

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 […]


“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, […]


Teaching ethics to future lawyers: Affinity’s new Law Panel Series covers important ground on law and ethics

On Thursday 15 March, Affinity Intercultural Foundation launched its new Law Panel Discussion series, which included panellists Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of the University of Sydney’s Law School and Professor Michael Adams, Professor of Corporate Law and Governance and former Law Dean of Western Sydney University. The panel’s conversation was centered around the topic of […]