Latest Edition - Bridges - December 2023


  • Appeal for a just peace in Israel and Palestine (p. 1)

Centre News

  • Interfaith affirmed by Synod Diocese of Parramatta (p.2)
  • Catholics support Muslim social workers (p. 2)
  • Webinar series on Nostra Aetate (p. 2)
  • “Together in Peace” interfaith encounter (p. 3)
  • Talks on interfaith in Suva, Fiji (p. 3)
  • Centre hosts Calisha Bennett for PD on Islam (p. 3)
  • Tribute to Jeremy Jones AM (p. 3)

World News

  • Names matter (p. 4)
  • Multifaith leaders address climate change in Africa (p. 4)
  • Scanlon report on social cohesion in Australia (p. 4)
  • Iranian activist awarded Nobel Peace Prize (p. 5)
  • Religious vilification bill passes NSW Parliament (p. 5)
  • LGBTQI+ and Islam (p. 5)

Feature Articles

  • Interfaith Code of Conduct for Nigeria (p. 6)
  • Mob Violence in Pakistan is Idolatry (p. 7)
  • Pope Francis Visits Mongolia (p. 8)
  • Parliament of the World’s Religions (p. 9)
  • Abrahamic Religions Sign for Protection of Elderly (p. 10)


  • Coming faith and interfaith events (p. 11)
  • Resources for interreligious dialogue (p. 12)

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Rev Dr Patrick McInerney
Director, Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations

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