Religious Leaders Gather for Interfaith Summit In Brisbane

February 18, 2009

Author: Josh Bavas

Source: ABC News

More than 50 religious leaders are gathering in Brisbane for the next four days for the largest Australian interfaith summit.

A book describing the findings from the talks is expected to be released at the end of the year.

The president of the Uniting Church, the Reverend Gregor Henderson, says the summit is not about forming a 'one world church'.

"We're not interested in some sort of mix-up of world religion," he said.

"We're rather wanting to remain true to our own understanding of about Jesus Christ, but at the same time we're also want to be working with other people of goodwill, in the interest of community harmony."

Former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid is also expected to attend.

Summit organiser, Professor Toh Swee-Hin from the Brisbane Multi-Fath Centre, says the summit will provide the roadmap for interfaith dialogue in Australia.