I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
Celebrating diversity of cultures and faiths
We frequently hear about multi-cultural events, but seldom do we hear about multi-faith (or interfaith) events and festivals. The Frankston Interfaith Network (or FIN for short), a highly active community group, is hosting an Interfaith Festival with the title: "A Celebration of Community", highlighting the word "unity" contained within the word "community". As obvious, such events aim to promote understanding and tolerance towards people with different cultural and religious backgrounds and beliefs.
Logo courtesy of frankstoninterfaith.org.au website
The festival promises to be a coming together of many communities to present musical and dance items. In addition, there will be presentations of art, film, workshops and of course, how can a festival be complete without food. This is a family oriented festival with activities for adults and children.
Learning about cultures by reading books, making crafts, listening to stories
Some activities highlighted are:
'Whale Dreaming Song-Telling'
'Boomerang Painting and Throwing'
'African Drumming and Dancing'
Storytelling is an important part of the Aboriginal Culture
There are many festivals around the city of Melbourne and sometimes it is difficult to choose which one to attend and which one to miss. However, seldom are there festivals which have a community feel, where people not only come to celebrate, but to talk to each other, share their experiences, make new friends and leave with memories to cherish forever. The Interfaith Festival promises to be exactly that.