Thursday, 1 October 2015

2015 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference : Kingston City Hall : 22 November


Registration is now open for the 2015 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference to be held at Kingston City Hall (City of Kingston) on Sunday, 22 November 2015.
To register for this free event go to Please note, places are limited so register early.
The Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference (VINC) is a grass-roots conference which aims to help build the capacity and sustainability of existing multifaith/interfaith networks, bring people up-to-date with current multifaith/interfaith matters and provide networking opportunities.
Kingston City Hall:  979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin
In 2015, the conference will be held in the City of Kingston and hosted by the Faith Communities Council of Victoria in association with the Kingston Interfaith Network and Kingston City Council.
LocationKingston City Hall @ 979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin (cnr South Road and Nepean Hwy, 100 metres from Moorabbin train station - Melway Ref 77 D5)
  • 12:00pm-1:25pm: Registration and lunch
  • 1:30pm-2:15pm: Honoured guests and keynote speech on:
    The reality of living one's faith in today's Australian society
    Helen Heath OAM, Interfaith Network Development Officer Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong
  • 2:20pm-3:50pm: Workshops and plenary sessions (see topics below)
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Summary & closing ceremony
Workshops & Plenary Sessions:
Enrolment for workshops and plenary sessions to be made on the day of event so please arrive early to enrol in your preferred workshop or session. Workshop titles are:
  • Workshop 1: Mixed Identities, religious and civic - Can I be true to my religious identity and at the same time be a fair dinkum Australian?
  • Workshop 2: Refugee Stories - Celebrating the courage and achievements of refugees
  • Workshop 3: Understanding Head Coverings - Why women of faith wear scarves, wigs, hats and turbans
  • Workshop 4: Skills for Conflict Resolution - An introductory workshop
Registration:To register for the event go to - click on the green Register button, fill out your name and email address, and let us know of any special dietary requirements.
Travel to Venue:
  • By car: Kingston City Hall is on the corner of the Nepean Highway and South Road, Moorabbin. We are only 20 minutes from St Kilda along the Nepean Hwy and only 25 minutes from Frankston.
  • By train: Moorabbin station is on the Frankston train line and the station is only 100 metres from Kingston City Hall/
  • By Bus: The 824 and 825 routes stop directly outside Moorabbin railway station on the Nepean Hwy side. The 811 and 812 routes stop along South Rd, just before Nepean Hwy, next to the Kingston Arts Centre and Kingston City Hall
  • By Taxi: There is a taxi rank directly outside Moorabbin railway station.
Parking at Venue:
  • Limited Car Park Spaces (70) are available for patrons attending events. These spaces are clearly signed "City of Kingston Permit Only Parking".  Parking conditions vary for each event so we recommend that you allow enough time to park and obtain a permit  if required. We suggest that you check with the facilitator of your event for more details.
  • Please note that parking is unrestricted at the front of the building and in South Road and surrounding streets after 5pm each night, however we recommend that you check all signage to be sure
Further information:
For more information please contact:Sandy Kouroupidis, Faith Communities Council of Victoria - Mobile: 0412 670 369
This event is proudly supported by the Faith Communities Council of Victoria, City of Kingston, Kingston Interfaith Network and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

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