The Monash Interfaith Network was established in November 2006, to promote harmony and acceptance of all faiths and beliefs in the city of Monash, to develop a caring and peaceful community.
To achieve this, we defend the right of each individual member of our community, to profess freely their faith and beliefs.
To bring the members of the MIG together and get an understanding that, we as human beings, have similar needs, similar problems, similar issues to solve, even though we have different beliefs; over the last few years, we have addressed some of the common community issues that affect all of us, irrespective of our creeds.
In a 2013 Forum, we have addressed: “Mental Health” issues.
In a 2014 Forum, we addressed: “Domestic Violence: Silence is Not the Answer.”
In 2015 Forum “Family Violence: is Education and Faith an answer?”
In 2016 We visited the Islamic Museum, Jewish Holocaust Centre & celebrated our 10th Anniversary.
In 2017 We visited Anglican & Jewish places of worship.
In 2018 ERINJAC Forum, we presented “Together We Can”. Baha’i, Buddhist & Orthodox Christian faiths also made presentations at our Gatherings.
In 2019 we held a Harmony Dinner and also a “Walk Together Eat Together” event for the Community.
In 2020 we;
- informed the community of assistance available during Covid-19 and held our Gatherings on Zoom™.
- initiated an online Intercultural High Tea Book Club to help address social isolation, intercultural friendships and love of reading.
- invited a guest speaker, Uncle Bill Robertson from the Wurundjeri woi Wurrung people to speak on aboriginal culture.
- held an online screening of the film “Can Art Stop a Bullet” followed by discussion.
In 2021 we held the following events, on the:
- 13th of March a Welcome Harmony Lunch to the City of Monash over 100 people – held by MIG Inc at the Mulgrave Community Centre.
- 25th of March a Youth Forum with six young people sharing their different faiths & application to their lives.
- The Intercultural High Tea Book club participated in the online Clayton Festival with Archie Fusilio as our guest speaker.
- 15th July at our AGM we arranged for Julian Burnside QC, OAM to give us an address about Refugees.
- 23rd of September an online Forum by 5 Women of Faith talking about ” My role as a woman in my faith community”.
- 18th of November an online Forum by Manpreet Kaur Singh on how to “STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”.
In 2022 we held the following events, on the:
- 24th of March a Youth Forum with six young people sharing their different faiths & application to their lives.
- The Intercultural High Tea Book club continues to increase in number of members, discussing issues raised by selected books.
- April & May we arranged visits to places of worship including the Bahaí Faith, the Hindu Faith and the Christian Coptic faith.
- 29th of May a Welcome Harmony Lunch to the City of Monash over 120 people – held by MIG Inc at the Mulgrave Community Centre. to which Julian Burnside QC, OAM to give an address about Climate Change, Human rights and treatment of Aborigines and Refugees in Australia.
- 28th July at our AGM we arranged for