Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Iftar dinner at ACC&C in Canberra

07 Jun 2019 - by Katherine Waite

The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C) was the venue for the annual Iftar dinner in Canberra on Tuesday 14 May as part of Ramadan.

Executive Director of the ACC&C Reverend Professor Stephen Pickard said, “The ACC&C and Bluestar Intercultural Centre co-host a ‘friendship and dialogue’ Iftar each year.

“The ACC&C has been collaborating with our Muslim colleagues at Bluestar Intercultural Centre for over a decade to foster understanding and friendship in our increasingly pluralistic society.

“The theme for this year's dinner was ‘Faith and Friendship Today’, and the evening featured fine food, conversation, music and bonding.

This year Her Excellency Dame Annette King, New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia reflected on her government's response to the Christchurch attacks.

Hannan Assafiri OAM, Activist and owner of the Moroccan Soup Bar in Melbourne gave the Keynote Address.

There were some photos from the event taken by Bluestar Intercultural Centre.

Reverend Professor Stephen Pickard

IFTAR dinner

Her Excellency Dame Annette King

A wonderfully passionate, at times unnerving and inspiring Keynote address by Hanna Assafiri at our Annual Iftar Dinner

Group photo of participants