The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with City of Kingston and Kingston Interfaith Network, would like to invite you to the 2015 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference on Sunday, November 22nd 2015.
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
The 2015 VINC will be held at Kingston 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 fun activities: 'interfaith art exhibition', 'arts & crafts from asylum seekers','multifaith book display', 'try on a hijab', 'try on a turbin', great networking opportunities, and a delicious 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 planery 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: Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Understanding the current debate and celebrating their courage and achievements
Workshop 3: Understanding Head Coverings - Why women of faith wear scarves, wigs, hats and turbans
Workshop 4: Skills for Conflict Resolution - Navigating your ways to resolve faith-based conflict
Registration:To register for the event go to http://www.vinc.eventbrite.com.au - 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 facilitor 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