Our Events

Date

Name

Description

Location

12  February  – 9 March

Capacity Development Among Muslim Women to Address Gender Equality in Film Media

Training workshop for women from Sudan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Brisbane

14 - 16 February

Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating the Constitutional Space for Other Fundamental Freedoms

Conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Sydney

20 February

Achieving Productive Diversity

Panel Discussion. Sponsored by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Brisbane

8 March

Memorial Service for Abuse Victims who Died by Suicide

Service in partnership with St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane.

Brisbane

22 March

Universal Feast

Student Networking Initiative. Organised by the Griffith MATES.

Brisbane

24 March

Griffith University Harmony Week Citizenship Ceremony

Annual event as part of Harmony Week @ Griffith University Celebrations.

Brisbane

27 March

International Trivia Night

Student Networking Initiative. Organised by the Griffith MATES.

Brisbane

9 – 11 April

Commonwealth Conference

Sustainable Peace and Development in a Polarising World: Perspectives and Contributions from the Commonwealth of Nations

Brisbane

21 May

Who is My God?

Public Interfaith Forum hosted on the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Gold Coast

31 May

Diversity & Dialogue Iftar Dinner

Annual Iftar dinner program co-sponsored by the Queensland Intercultural Society.

Brisbane

21 June

Sufi Musical Evening

An evening of traditional Sufi Muslim music and poetry. To be held at Parliament House.

Brisbane CBD

27 June

QFCC Mid-Year Gathering

Annual meeting of the Queensland Faiths Community Council.

Brisbane

2 - 4 July

Symposium on the Impacts of Extremism on Minority and Faith Communities in Australia

International Symposium.

Brisbane

11 July

Global Connections Networking Night

Student Networking Initiative. Organised by the Griffith MATES.

Brisbane

24 July

International Trivia Night

Student Networking Initiative. Organised by the Griffith MATES.

Brisbane

14 August

Who is My God?

Public Interfaith Forum.

Logan

23 August

Abrahamic Faiths Concert – One G-D, Many Voices

Annual event co-organised by the ICD and the Queensland Forum for Muslims, Jews and Christians.

Brisbane

26 - 28 September

G20 Interfaith Summit 2018

Annual Summit bringing together leading scholars, journalists and faith leaders on the contribution of interfaith dialogue to civil society.

Argentina

31 October

Global Connections Networking Night

Student Networking Initiative. Organised by the Griffith MATES.

Brisbane

15 November

Who is My God?

Public Interfaith Forum.

Brisbane

25 November

Multi-Faith Peace Walk Against Domestic Violence

Peace walk co-sponsored with Believing Women for a Culture of Peace.

Brisbane

Other initiatives to be finalised:

  • QPS Multi-Faith Dinners, Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • ACWAY Youth Conference
  • Compassionate City Workshops
  • Community Dialogues with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland

Month

Day

Event Type / Name

Description

Location

Feb 28 Workshop Interfaith Climate Action and Skills Workshop ICD

Mar

4

Public Forum

Interfaith Perspectives on Peace, Compassion and Forgiveness

ICD

  6 Community Event Student Yoga Evening. Hosted by the Urban Monks ICD
 

18

Community Event

Griffith University Harmony Week Citizenship Ceremony

ICD

 

21

Workshop

Compassionate Cities Program (Harmony Day Event)

Gold Coast

Apr 8 Workshop Nonviolent Direct Action Training ICD
May 23 Community Event Official Launch of the Queensland Faiths Communities Council ICD
  30 Community Event Diversity & Dialogue Iftar Dinner ICD

Jun

15-17

Conference

G20 Interfaith Summit

Germany

Jul 13 Workshop Compassionate Cities Program Gold Coast
Aug 10

Dealing with Difference: Peril or Promise

Public Forum: cosponsored with the Queensland Intercultural Society. Presentations from Prof. Scott C. Alexander (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA) and Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz (Research Professor and Chair of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue at Deakin University, Australia)

Brisbane
  17

The Annual Queensland Police Service Multi-Faith Dinner

Annual celebration cosponsored by Griffith University, Multicultural Affairs Queensland and the Queensland Police Service.

Brisbane

  22

Sufi Musical Evening

An evening of traditional Sufi Muslim music and poetry. To be held at Parliament House.

Brisbane CBD
 

24

Abrahamic Faiths Concert – One G-D, Many Voices

Annual event co-organised by the ICD and the Queensland Forum for Muslims, Jews and Christians.

Brisbane

Sep

12

The Annual Queensland Police Service Multi-Faith Dinner

Annual celebration cosponsored by Griffith University, Multicultural Affairs Queensland and the Queensland Police Service.

Gold Coast

  30 The Baulkham Hills Ladies Troupe – Film Screening

Public Screening and Dialogue featuring the stars of the acclaimed documentary: “The Baulkham Hills Ladies Troupe”. Event Cosponsored by Creators of Peace.

Brisbane
Oct 4

Community Conversations with Tim Soutphommasane

Community Dialogue with the Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner. Event Cosponsored with the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland.

Townsville
  26 Gandhi and his Messages of Peace, Non-violence and Inclusiveness

Public Forum, featuring representatives from the Buddhist, Baha’i, Christian and Muslim Community. Event Cosponsored by the Power of Peace Festival, Brisbane and Ipswich.

Brisbane
Nov 21 Queensland Faith Communities Council Annual General Meeting

First Annual General Meeting

Brisbane
  22 – 23

Ecospirituality Conference

Theme: Inspiring Earth Ethics: Linking Values and Action.

Brisbane
  28

Queensland Men’s Interfaith Forum on Domestic Violence

Public Forum featuring representatives from the Jewish, Sikh, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities on the role of faith in countering domestic violence. Event cosponsored by JK Diversity Consultants.

Brisbane
MonthDescriptionLocation
JanRotary World Peace ConferenceUSA
 World Religion Day CelebrationsBrisbane
 UN World Interfaith Harmony Day ConferenceUAE
FebIn Review: Parliament of World Religions 2015 (Public Forum)ICD
 Queensland Police Service Multi-Faith DinnerGold Coast
 Queensland Faith Communities Council WorkshopICD
 Rotary World Peace Fellows Orientation WorkshopUQ
MarHarmony Week Citizenship CeremonyICD
 International Women's Week Interfaith Commemoration (Public Forum)ICD
 Religions for Peace Harmony Day Interfaith LectureCanberra
 Harmony Week Multi-Faith DialogueSouth Bank
 Harmony Week Multi-Faith DialogueGold Coast
 Songs of Ancient India: Vedic ConcertICD
 Griffith Mates Universal FeastICD
AprECCQ Launch of "Racism. It Stops With Me." CampaignLogan
MayG20 Interfaith Summit Preconference (Pacific Region)Fiji
 Exploring Eco Spirituality SeminarToohey Forest
 Indo-Pacific Public Policy RoundtableBrisbane
 Indonesian Educators Training: Promoting Multiculturalism, Religious Tolerance and InclusionICD
 Forum for Engaged BuddhismICD
 Policy and Benchmarks in Promoting Multiculturalism, Religious Tolerance and Inclusion (Symposium)ICD
JuneInter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue in a Pluralistic World: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (Conference)Romania
 China and the Indian Ocean: Discovering and Sharing Mutual Cultural Heritage (Conference)UAE
 Asia Education Foundation Intercultural Understanding WorkshopCleveland
 Peace & Dialogue Iftar Dinner and The Queensland Intercultural Society AwardsBrisbane
 Queensland Faith Communities Council WorkshopICD
 AFL & Eidfest Community Services Iftar DinnerBrisbane
 The Islamic Women’s Association of Queensland Iftar DinnerMount Gravatt
 Diversity & Dialogue Iftar DinnerICD
JulGriffith International Iftar DinnerICD
 Eid Down Under Opening CeremonyMount Gravatt
 Oman's Message of Islam: Tolerance, Understanding and Coexistence (Exhibition)ICD
 Oman's Message of Islam: Tolerance, Understanding and Coexistence Official LaunchICD
 G20 Interfaith Summit Preconference (South Asia Region)India
AugQueensland Social Cohesion Community ConsultationTownsville
 Faith Leaders Breakfast ForumBrisbane
 Confluence Festival of India Official LaunchBrisbane
 Queensland Social Cohesion Community ConsultationGold Coast
 Policing Vulnerable Communities (Symposium)Brisbane
 Queensland Police Service Multi-Faith DinnerBrisbane
 One G-d, Many Voices: Abrahamic Faiths ConcertICD
 Queensland Social Cohesion Community ConsultationSunshine Coast
 Workshop and Training for delegation from BhutanICD
SepPeter Russo MP's Certificate of Recognition Award CeremonySunnybank
 Australian Religious Response to Climate Change Community DiscussionICD
OctMany Faiths, One Community Interfaith LectureGold Coast
 Multicultural Talent ShowICD
 Annual Griffith University Equity Symposium: Race, Culture and Society: Influencing HarmonyICD
NovThe Rise of Right Wing Extremism in Australia (Community Briefing)ICD
 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh CelebrationSherwood
 Religious Tolerance, Mutual Understanding, Peaceful Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam (Conference)Oman
 Multicultural Dinner with The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MPEight Mile Plains
 A Common Word Among the Youth (International Forum)ICD
DecAchieving Peace and Harmony through Education and Engagement (Conference)Toowoomba
 Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia Annual ConferenceSydney
*The events listed are those that the ICD co-sponsored, hosted and/or in which ICD staff participated.
MonthDateEvent DescriptionResources
January 25th Musical concert devoted to Sri Purandara Dasa  
February 20th Visit by students from Loreto College  
March

12th

14th

17th

27th

Who is My God? Icons and Religious Imagery - Workshop 1

Griffith University Harmony Week Citizenship Ceremony

Exploring Eco Spirituality Workshop 1

Who is My God? Public Tour of the Holland Park Mosque
 
April 28th Who is My God? Public Tour of the Hindu Temple, Burbank  
May

3rd

5th

14th

Buddha Birth Day Festival - Community Dialogue

The Wreck and Rescue of the Julia Ann

Who is My God? Icons and Religious Imagery - Workshop 2
 
June

9th

4th

11th

22nd

23rd

Breathe, Chant, Love - Meditation Workshop

Who is My God? Public Tour of the Chung Tian Temple, Priestdale

Deep Peace - Meditation Workshop

ICD/ QIS/ NCEIS Iftar Dinner

Exploring Eco Spirituality Workshop 2

Gallery

July 14th Griffith University Community Iftar Dinner  
August

6th

22nd

27th

30th

Who is My God? Icons and Religious Imagery - Workshop 3

Devotional Concert by Ananth Kulkarni

One G-d, Many Voice - Abrahamic Faiths Concert

Musical Concert - Celebrating the life Sri Raghavendra Swamy

 
September

10th

25th  - 27th

29th - 1st

Who is My God? Public Tour of the Brisbane Sikh Temple, Eight Miles Plains

Religious & Cultural Diversity Training Workshop 1

Religious & Cultural Diversity Training Workshop 2
 
October

8th

29th

Who is My God? Public Tour of the Givat Zion Synagogue, Greenslopes

Sufi Muslim Musical Evening
 
November 16th - 18th G20 Interfaith Summit, Turkey Website
December 8th Community Hunger Banquet

Past Events

Find out information about International Symposium on Religion Journalism 2013