Abrahamic religions celebrate together
The event marked the special concurrence of the significant festivals of Pesach, Easter and Ramadan. These major faith holidays coincide approximately once every 30 years...
Late last month Rabbi Yaakov Glasman of St Kilda shule made a trip to Ballarat to present at an interfaith gathering of the three Abrahamic faiths.
The well-attended event featured speakers representing Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The forum was part of the City of Ballarat’s Harmony Fest program, which celebrated Ballarat’s culturally diverse community and their contributions to society.
It was organised by the Ballarat Interfaith Network as part of an Interfaith Friendship Walk.
The participants’ journey began at the new mosque in the suburb of Canadian, they then walked past the historical Ballarat Shule on Bakery Hill, and concluded at the Hellenic community’s Greek Orthodox Church in Brown Hill.
The event marked the special concurrence of the significant festivals of Pesach, Easter and Ramadan. These major faith holidays coincide approximately once every 30 years and will not do so again for at least two decades.
Rabbi Glasman told The AJN that he has participated in many interfaith events, gatherings and forums around Melbourne but this was the first time he had travelled as far as Ballarat.
“I must say it was an incredible experience,” he said.
Rabbi Glasman explained that the audience in attendance were “highly engaged and asked many questions about Judaism”.
He said, “I commend the Ballarat Interfaith Network for its outstanding work in this space.”