Sydney, Australia, is hosting the World Youth Day– the week-long international gathering of Roman Catholic youth– this week (July 15-20). The Community Relations Commission of New South Wales is inviting participants to discover how Australia is working to be a successful multi-faith society. On Wednesday, there will be a multi-faith prayer service with leaders from Buddhist, Orthodox Christian, Jewish and Islamic communities.
Stepan Kerkysharian, Chairman of the Commission, said, “Some of [those] coming from turbulent societies will see how wonderful it is for people of different religions to live together committed to their own country and that’s the message we want them to take back.”
Melbourne, Australia, will be the host for the next Parliament of the World’s Religions in December of 2009.
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- World Youth Day