Forum Report now available.
Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009 brought together religious and civil leaders and interested individuals from all corners of the globe in Melbourne. A major event held every five years, the Parliament attracted an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 delegates who took part in workshops to establish socially cohesive and environmentally sustainable ways forward that span and embrace cultural, racial and religious diversity.
The Fifth Diversity Matters forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, building on the success of the previous forums held in Brisbane (2001), London (2003), Kolkata (2005) and Johannesburg (2007).
The Religion and Cultural Diversity Conference was held in Melbourne in July 1997. The conference was opened by the then Governor General of Australia, His Excellency Sir William Deane, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP and His Excellency Sir James Gobbo, the then Governor of Victoria. Invited international guest and speakers included The Most Reverend George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Francis Arinze from the Vatican City.