In 2009 I was elected Treasurer of this wonderful organization. It has been a great honor and privilege to get to know each and every one of you even better by being in this position on the board. I also have had the privilege to work with many different members of the Board and get to know and love them. This is my last year on the Board as I will be retiring and looking forward to my next adventure in life. So, I am asking each and every one of you to give your support to a new Treasurer to help the organization continue to grow.Continue reading “A Message from our Treasurer”
Happy New Year! (If January 1st is where you mark the beginning of a new year, of course). I could equally use the same greeting in February for Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese New Year, in March for those celebrating the new Hindu year – Vikram samvat, those Balinese Hindus observing Nyepi, or those celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year (originating in Zoroastrianism, but widely celebrated by those of different faiths across Western and Central Asia, the Caucasus, Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans). Or, we could wait until April for Vaisakhi, the Sikh new year and Songkran the new year festival in Thailand, Laos, and some other parts of Southeast Asia. Or, if your resolution fails midsummer, you can celebrate the Muslim new year in August or observe Rosh Hashanah in September with our Jewish brothers and sisters. Of course, maybe you never converted from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian – in which case I shall wait until March 25…!Continue reading “January 2019 Newsletter”
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
“It was only multi-faith because I was there.” So said a UK colleague about their experience of a recent conference they’d attended.
It was a phrase that could be taken in several different ways, but as we look forward to our next conference in Melbourne (from Sunday 13 – Friday 18 October 2019), let’s hold that thought (whatever our faith tradition) for a moment…Continue reading “December 2018 Newsletter”