News Release

Interfaith Dinner Held in Melbourne

The annual Victorian Parliament Iftar dinner was held on Monday 20th June at Melbourne’s Sofitel Hotel. The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) organized the event which was co-hosted by the Labor Government Minister for Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Robin Scott, and Liberal Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mrs Inga Peulich MLC. Among the 250 guests were 20 Members of Parliament and consuls representing more than 30 countries.

The Hon Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, was the keynote speaker at this year’s event which has been held for the past 11 years.

Melbourne is home to a wide variety of cultures and religions, and the Victorian Government has for many years sponsored multicultural and interfaith initiatives to promote understanding, respect and harmony in the richly diverse local community. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been an active participant in Melbourne’s interfaith community for more than 20 years and had Public Affairs representatives attend this Iftar dinner.

Go here for further details of the dinner and here for further information on the Church's interfaith focus.

Members of the Church (left) with Victorian Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Inga Peulich MLC and leaders from Melbourne’s Muslim community

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