The Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network (APIN) has been established to promote interfaith contact and foster mutual understanding, respect and collaboration among the followers of the various world religions.
To achieve this goal, APIN seeks to promote links among organisations that share a similar vision. The Network promotes interfaith events throughout the Asia-Pacific region and encourages close co-operation and support among the members in the network.
Religious and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and other agencies which support inter-religious dialogue as part of their charter are welcome to apply to join the Asia-Pacific Interfaith Network.
The conditions for membership are:
Potential members must (1) demonstrate a commitment to promoting respect and tolerance of all faith traditions, (2) support interfaith education and activities, (3) be politically neutral, and (4) not engage in proselytism.
Membership benefits include: networking with other interfaith groups in the Asia-Pacific, regular receipt of the APIN Newsletter, and an opportunity to announce forthcoming inter-religious programs and events.
(Bangkok and Pattani, Thailand | September 19, 2012)
More than 200 religious leaders, representatives of interreligious councils and peace scholars from the Association of South Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states convened in Bangkok and Pattani, Thailand on 17-19 September 2012, to address the role of religion and interreligious cooperation in resolving conflicts and building peace in the ASEAN region.
About 1,000 people attended an interfaith meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, 27 October 2012.
The gathering, known as “Together Ease Miseries”, included clergy, and laypeople representing the Baha’i faith, Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and indigenous faiths such as Cao Dai, Hoa Hao and Minh Ly Thanh Hoi. People shared their personal experience of the positive power of prayer, sang hymns and recited poems on religion.
Australian Catholic University has appointed Dr Ismail Albayrak to its inaugural Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations.
Dr Albayrak will be located within ACU National’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue (APCID) at the Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s).
John Pandazopoulos, Minister for Tourism, Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs, announced today that the Board of Trustees of the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions has selected Melbourne, Australia as the preferred city to host the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions event, the world’s largest multi-faith gathering.
Australian Catholic University announced the official opening of its Asia-Pacific Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue on Thursday, 31 August 2006. The Centre was co-opened by Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, and His Eminence Mehmet Ali Sengul, personal representative of His Excellency Fethullah Gülen.
A national resolution is the only logical path. The issue that applies to all migrant communities, not just Muslims as was singled out by the Prime Minister.