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2009 Parliament

Event Schedule

For a more detailed view of the programming on a particular day, please click one of the following links:

3 Dec
4 Dec
5 Dec
6 Dec
7 Dec
8 Dec
9 Dec


Daily Overview

8:00 - 9:00am Observances from diverse religious and spiritual traditions
9:30 - 11:00am Intrareligious Programs – speakers from a single religious tradition express their identities, discuss their challenges and showcase their messages
11:30am -1:00pm Interreligious Programs – speakers from two or more religious traditions engage with each other seeking greater understanding
2:30 - 4:00pm Engagement Programs – speakers from diverse religious traditions consider the challenges of our many crucial topics and the resources to meet them
4:30 - 6:00pm Open Space for informal discussions
7:30 - 9:00pm Evening Plenary – Keynote presentations, blessings and performances

 

Evening Plenaries – Preliminary Overview

Opening Plenary

Thursday
3rd December
7:30–9:00pm
MCEC Plenary Hall

Official ‘Welcome to Country’ from the Aboriginal community and key government and international speakers with special artistic performances.
Communities Night Friday
4th December
6:00pm onwards
Around Melbourne
Melbourne’s diverse religious and spiritual communities will host participants in churches, temples, synagogues, mosques etc.
International Plenary Saturday 
5th December
7:30–9:00pm
MCEC Plenary Hall
Presents the international interreligious movement and the UN Decade for Interreligious Dialogue by international major speakers, international artists and performers.
Sacred Music Concert Sunday
6th December
7:30–10:00pm
MCEC Plenary Hall
Performances of the world’s sacred music and movement by world-class musicians from diverse religious and spiritual traditions.
Youth Plenary Monday
7th December
7:30–9:00pm
MCEC Plenary Hall
Presentations and artistic performances by contemporary local and international artists, organised by multi-faith Australian youth leaders committee.
Melbourne Plenary Tuesday
8th December
7:30–9:00pm
MCEC Plenary Hall
Presentations and performances celebrating Melbourne's religious and spiritual diversity and its vision for interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Closing Plenary Wednesday
9th December
2:00–4:30pm
MCEC Plenary Hall
Presentation of awards, artistic performances and major speakers including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.