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November 2014 Newsletter Released

The November 2014 newsletter is now available:


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November 2014 Newsletter


Events in December 
> Anatolian Culture and Arts Festival (6 December)
> Love is a Verb screening (9 December)
> Shebi Arus Program with whirling dervishes (17 December)
Past events:
> Greens Party Deputy Leader Adam Bandt MP Luncheon




Anatolian Culture and Arts Festival





Love is a Verb: Documentary Screening 


The Australian premiere of Love is a Verb, an award-winning documentary directed by Terry Spencer Hesser and narrated by Ashley Judd, will be in MQelbourne.

The film documents people living their idea of love as a verb through their work in the “Hizmet”, a global service movement inspired by the ideas of Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen, whom Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013. Mr Gulen’s teachings on compassion and tolerance inspired people to establish dialogue organisations, including the Australian Intercultural Society (for more info: http://bit.ly/1EyO8bv).

Registration is essential. To register for this event by 2 December, please go to www.liav.eventbrite.com.au.

Each guest must register separately online.

To watch the trailerhttp://bit.ly/1FpVDQB

Love is a Verb screening

Tuesday 9 December 6:00pm

Palace Cinema Como
Corner of Toorak Rd and Chapel St
South Yarra VIC 3141

6:00-6:45pm: Reception
6:45-8:00pm: Screening
8:00-8:30pm: Q&A with the Director

For more information about the movie: http://www.loveisaverbmovie.com/



Whirling Dervishes Sheb-i Arus Performance


Sheb-i Arus is celebrated every year with a performance by whirling dervishes. It is the night when the many lovers of Mawlana Jalal ad-Din's Rumi's union with his Eternal Beloved, hence the "Wedding Night with Eternity".   

To register for this free public event, please go to: 
Date:17 December
Time: 7:00pm 
Venue: Springvale Town Hall
397 Springvale Rd, Springvale VIC 3171


The Australian Intercultural Society respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.



AIS Moves to a New Address

1 November 2014 -- The Australian Intercultural Society is pleased to announce that we now have a new address:

Ground Floor, Suite 2

441 St Kilda Rd

Melbourne VIC 3004

It is across the street from our old address, which was located at 436 St Kilda Rd.



Upcoming Events

Sat Dec 06, 2014 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
2014 Anatolian Culture and Arts Festival VIP Program
Tue Dec 09, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
"Love is a Verb" Documentary
Wed Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Whirling Dervishes 2014
Wed Mar 04, 2015 @12:00AM
Luncheon with Deborah Glass
Mon Jun 22, 2015 @12:00AM
2015 Victorian State Parliament Iftar Dinner
Wed Jun 24, 2015 @12:00AM
Balkan Communities Iftar Dinner
Sat Aug 01, 2015 @12:00AM
August Luncheon with Ged Kearney [date TBA]
Wed Oct 28, 2015 @12:00AM
Australia-Turkey Dialogue Platform [date TBA]

Past Events, Photos and Videos

Tue Nov 25, 2014 @10:30AM - 11:45AM
Morning Tea with Greg Barton and Mehmet Ozalp
Sat Nov 01, 2014 @10:00AM -
AIS Moves to a New Address
Wed Oct 15, 2014 @11:45AM - 01:45PM
Luncheon with Adam Bandt, Australian Greens Deputy Leader
Sat Sep 20, 2014 @12:00AM
Timeless Cities Study Tour to Turkey 2014
Mon Aug 25, 2014 @11:45AM - 01:45PM
Luncheon with the Lord Mayor of Melbourne
Thu Jul 24, 2014 @ 5:00PM -
La Trobe University Iftar Dinner 2014
Tue Jul 22, 2014 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Deakin University Iftar Dinner 2014
Mon Jul 21, 2014 @ 5:00PM -
Commonwealth Bank Iftar Dinner
Fri Jul 18, 2014 @ 4:45PM -
Buddhist Iftar Dinner 2014
Tue Jul 15, 2014 @ 4:30PM -
Rotary Club Iftar Dinner 2014
Thu Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:30AM -
African Communities Iftar Dinner 2014
Mon Jun 30, 2014 @ 4:30PM -
Victorian State Parliament Iftar Dinner 2014
Wed Jun 04, 2014 @11:45AM - 01:45PM
AIS Luncheon Series Presented by Jon Faine
Wed May 28, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
ACU Interfaith Conference - Luncheon 28 May 2014
Sat May 03, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
ANZAC Spirit Study Tour to Turkey 2014
Tue Apr 15, 2014 @ 7:00PM -
Glimpses of Turkey Night 2014
Mon Apr 14, 2014 @12:30PM - 03:00PM
Panel Discussion with Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz and Prof. Greg Barton - 2014

Intercultural Study Tours

The AIS is organising several projects for 2014 and 2015 which include a ANZAC Spirit Study Tour. For more information on Study Tour registration and itinerary, please contact the AIS. Read more...

Ramadan Iftars

Iftar dinner programs will commence with the beginning of Ramadan. Read more...

Luncheon Forums

Luncheon forums are designed to cultivate friendship, celebrate multiculturalism, promote dialogue, social harmony and social inclusiveness and deepen intercultural awareness among the many diverse cultures of Australia. Read more...


Australian Intercultural Society organises several intercultural conferences aimed to benefit relationships between different communities. Read more...

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