Sydney University Affinity club held a panel on the 10th of May on ‘My Faith, Our Australia’. The panel was all about how ones faith makes them a better Australian.
Miss Mahsheed Ansari spoke from the Muslim perspective, Rabbi Eli Feldman from the Jewish and Stuart Thomson from the Christian.
The event started at 1pm with about 30 to 35 people attending. All the speakers spoke well and focused on the topic at hand. The main themes that seemed to have come out of the talks included the fact that Australian society and its values allows for the religious values of different groups to flourish, rather than dampening them. Also each faith talked about how their respective faiths allow its followers to integrate into any society with ease.
Another topic that was touched on was the fact that religion and the secular Australian society did not clash, that faith in fact could actually enlighten it.