August 2016 Newsletter: Food and friendship: 34 dinners in 26 days

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In the past month; the world has seen countless tragedies in Afghanistan; Bangladesh; France; Germany; Iraq; Somalia; Syria; Turkey and more. The Australian Intercultural Society condemns all attacks; expresses heartfelt condolences for the loss of lives and prays for a quick recovery for those who were injured. We also condemn the attempted military coup in Turkey. Read more
Iftar Dinners of 2016
2016 has been a year of food and friendship. We have hosted; co-hosted or organised 34 iftar dinners to take place in 26 days during the month of Ramadan in June-July. 
11th Annual Victorian State Parliament Iftar

‘We don’t tolerate diversity. We celebrate it.” Minister Robin Scott MP
AIS hosted its 11th Annual Parliament Iftar with over 250 guests. It was a delightful evening with the keynote address by Hon Linda Dessau AM; Governor of Victoria. Read More
Vicsport Community Iftar
“When I landed in Melbourne; I had nothing but cricket”; cricketer Fawad Ahmed at the inaugural Vicsport Iftar. Read more
Victoria University Iftar
”Excluding the first peoples; there can be nothing more Australian than being an immigrant”; Tim Watts MP. Read more
Legal Profession Iftar
”The challenge is making sure all aspects of legal profession reflect the society we live in Mark Dreyfus QC MP Read more
Victorian Parliament Iftar
Keynote speaker Governor the Hon Linda Dessau AM spoke of her Jewish heritage and the importance of social inclusion Read more
La Trobe University Iftar
“At the age of 14; I promised not to let discrimination be a part of my life or style”; AFL coach Mick Malthouse Read more
Monash University Iftar
Insightful interfaith discussion with Cantor Michel Laloum; Mr Omar Ergi and Rev Dr John Dupuche Read more
Deakin University Iftar
“Iftars are occasions where old friendships are strengthened and new friendships are made;” Ahmet Keskin Read more
Ambulance Iftar