The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) in partnership with the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (EIC) and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne on Tuesday 12 September 2017 presented a panel discussion “Finding Spirituality in our Troubled World: Christian and Muslim Perspectives”
The program was emceed by Father Denis Stanley, Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations who gave the official welcome and acknowledgement of country.
The evening’s panel discussion “Finding Spirituality in our Troubled World: Christian and Muslim Perspectives” featured panelist Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald M.Afr, Emeritus President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Associate Professor Salih Yucel, Fethullah Gulen Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations, Australian Catholic University. The discussion was facilitated by Dr Zuleyha Keskin, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University.
Panellist spoke of spirituality being attained through experience and not through discourse and suffering not being sought but is sometimes endured and that need to be patient during this period.
The evening with closing remakes by AIS Executive Director Ahmet Keskin and presentation of gifts.
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