During Ramadan this year Sureka and I were delighted to be invited by Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia, to an Iftar dinner (the traditional breaking of the fast at sunset during Ramadan).
This invitation came as part of the “Building Bridges Together” initiative, to increase mutual understanding between Australian Moslems and Christians. I’m delighted that as another step in that process, on Sunday September 4th, Dr. Ibrahim will be coming to St. John’s. After morning tea he (and hopefully another guest) will speak briefly, and then taken any questions that anyone wants to ask.
So whether your attitude to Islam in Australia is of curiosity, concern, suspicion or confusion, come along to hear and to be heard!
Although this event is free, numbers are limited, so please book online now!
Update – I’m delighted to announce that Dr. Ibrahim will be joined by Naval Captain Mona Shindy. Capt. Shindy is the Chief of Navy’s Strategic Adviser on Islamic Cultural Affairs, Telstra Business Woman of the year 2015, and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Australia Day honours list 2015.