Faiths get together

February 11, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has reconvened its Community Reference Group (CRG) made up of faith leaders from the broader Victorian Community.

 

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Monsignor Greg Bennet, Imam Riad Galil OAM, Bishop Philip Huggins, Rabbi Shamir Caplan, Mr Jasbir Singh Suropada, Rabbi Dovid Guick

The group discusses and shares thoughts and ideas in relation to some of the contemporary social challenges facing the Victorian Community.

The CRG meeting was chaired by Rabbi Shamir Caplan and included participants from the Anglican, Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim and Sikh communities.

Issues such as youth engagement, aged care and disclosure of family violence were identified as being of high concern within the community.  It was felt that the community would benefit from input and guidance from religious leadership on these issues.

Rabbi Caplan said that it was a very engaging meeting and it was encouraging to see leaders from diverse faith groups come together to address issues of common concern.

Mr Anton Hermann, National Director, Pro Bono & Community Investment at Minter Ellison Lawyers addressed the CRG on ‘Practical risk management strategies for community organisations providing services to children and young people’.

 

Imam Riad Galil OAM, Bishop Philip Huggins, Mr Anton Hermann, Rabbi Shamir Caplan, Mr Jasbir Singh Suropada, Mr Michael Wells

Imam Riad Galil OAM, Bishop Philip Huggins, Mr Anton Hermann, Rabbi Shamir Caplan, Mr Jasbir Singh Suropada, Mr Michael Wells

The RCV is currently planning a CRG Plenum which will constitute a larger representation of faith leaders from within the Victorian Community.  This should occur later in the year.

RCV President Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant expressed the RCV’s appreciation for the support of OMAC and the Minister for Multicultural affairs who made this project possible. This is just another example of the benefits of multicultural engagement in the Victorian Community.

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