The Port Phillip Multifaith Network comprises of representatives from a variety of religions and faith groups in the City of Port Phillip. The network meets on a bi-monthly basis and is concerned with promoting responses which deal with discrimination, social inequity, disadvantage and poverty.
What Does Inter/Multi-Faith Mean?
Interfaith refers to cooperative and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions, at both the individual and broader level. Interfaith dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different religions to increase 'tolerance' towards others. The aim is to derive a common group belief that there are more similarities between faiths than differences.
Goals of the Members
A stronger sense of true community acceptance, respect, diversity for all.
- Learning about each other's faiths, perspectives, and stories
- Opportunities for the community to express and participate in Interfaith experiences, such as celebrations, initiations and ritual
- Opportunities for people who may not see themselves as 'spiritual' to investigate that side of their lives - through festivals, classes, service projects, and collective worship
- Express the unity of local people of faith without diminishing the uniqueness of each tradition
- Nurture dialogue between people
- Creation of more connections
- Openness of heart, generosity of spirit, and inclusive of all differences
Activities and Events
Due to COVID-19 there are no events currently scheduled.
'A Common Belief' – a short film by the Port Phillip Multifaith Network
The Port Phillip Multifaith Network has produced a short film with funding from the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the City of Port Phillip.
The film sets out to show that religious beliefs and differences enhance our community and there is actually much in common between these religious groups. The common theme highlighted in 'A Common Belief' is love - a value shared and cherished by all humanity.
It is hoped that schools, churches, synagogues, temples and community groups will embrace this resource and use it to foster greater understanding. A feature of the DVD is the set of questions designed to promote discussion included with the DVD. If your faith group, school or community group wishes to have a member of the Multifaith Network present the DVD and address your group it can also be arranged.
The film can be watched below or on YouTube.
City of Sharing
This booklet is a collaboration between members of the Port Phillip Multifaith Network and their links to the City of Port Phillip. The booklet was distributed to most households in Port Phillip via Divercity magazine, and is still available at libraries and Council offices.
To view an electronic copy click City of Sharing (PDF 584 KB).